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Published: October 16, 2019

Kentucky Students Find Way to Pray Despite Secular Group’s Complaint


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Kentucky Students Find Way to Pray Despite Secular Group’s Complaint

When the Americans United for Separation of Church and State discovered that students and alleged teachers had created “prayer lockers”, the group demanded that the lockers be removed. But that hasn’t stopped these praying high schoolers from praying anyway, according to CBN News.

“I want to let everyone know that being the keeper of this prayer locker has been the biggest blessing to me,” Emily Chaney, a sophomore at East Ridge High School, who started the locker said after being told the lockers were shutting down, Fox News reports. “My church and I have prayed for every need that was placed in this locker … I love everyone and will keep praying because that is my religious freedom!” 

Chaney resolved to collect prayer requests personally. But when pastor Aaron Butler of Elkhorn City Baptist Church heard about the situation, he encouraged the students to find a different way.

“We’re asking every Christian kid in Pike County—and the country—to make their locker a prayer locker,” he said. “If we can’t have one [prayer locker], we’ll just have 50 to 100 in every school.”

The students have dubbed the campaign “Pray Anyway.”

“It’s our decision to do it. And it’s our right to do it,” sophomore Joseph Slone said. “It’s the way that we believe. It’s our way of life. And for somebody to just say, ‘Hey, you can’t do that,’ and for us to be forced

The remainder of this article is available in its entirety at Christian Headline

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