Having a child graduate from high school is an exciting event for any family. It marks the end of one chapter in the student’s life, and the beginning of a new one. Graduation marks a turning point for young people; where they move on to seek new and productive education and career opportunities for themselves. Unfortunately, Americans United for Separation of Church and State is trying to turn what should be enjoyable and emotionally fulfilling times for families into unwanted and unnecessary religious debates.
AUSCS is now threatening to sue the School Board in Cherokee County, Georgia, simply because it is planning to hold graduation ceremonies, as the county has since 2005, at First Baptist Church in Woodstock. County officials argue that holding this annual event in churches helps bring down costs; a very valid point at a time when many local governments are looking for any way to save scarce resources. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one school official