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05/01/02 - Woodbine, Iowa

JUDGE TELLS SCHOOL TO STOP PRACTICING THE LORD'S PRAYER

A federal judge has ordered Iowa's Woodbine High School choir to stop rehearsing "The Lord's Prayer" until he rules whether it can be sung at this year's graduation ceremony.

The Iowa Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of two choir members whose parents are atheists.

Their lawsuit says the atheist youths should neither be required to sing "The Lord's Prayer" nor be removed from the choir.

Liberty Counsel, which represents other choir members, says barring the song would violate students' free

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