In a sensational showdown at a Virginia school board meeting, resident Angela Kilgore was denied her right to recite the Lord’s Prayer in public. The Board Chair, Tyron Riddick, tried to silence Kilgore when she expressed her desire to pray for the students. Despite Riddick’s attempts to maintain control, people in attendance joined Kilgore in prayer. Riddick’s actions stirred up controversy, and legal representatives from Founding Freedom Law Center and the First Liberty Institute have now urged the board to revise their public comment policies, arguing that their actions violated citizens’ constitutional rights.
Do you believe the school board’s actions violated Angela Kilgore’s First Amendment rights?