Cherokee Fight Over Graduations At Churches Could Spread Across Metro Atlanta

December 3, 2010

Author: Christopher Quinn

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Several metro Atlanta school boards could find themselves in the same position as Cherokee County's in a church vs. state dispute over high school graduation ceremonies.


Cherokee officials say holding high school graduations in a local megachurch can cost tens of thousands of dollars less than staging the ceremonies in a secular hall with similar seating capacity. But a Washington-based organization is threatening to sue, saying that holding the ceremonies at First Baptist Church in Woodstock could violate the religious rights of those who are not Christian.

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