Cullman prayer caravan http://apr.org en Ala School Supt Defends 'Prayer Caravan' http://apr.org/post/ala-school-supt-defends-prayer-caravan <p>Cullman County's school superintendent says he's not afraid of opposition to a religious event he is sponsoring at county schools.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Billy Coleman held a news conference Tuesday to discuss the controversy over a "prayer caravan" that's planned at county schools on Aug. 10. Christians will gather on campuses to pray for the school year.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Coleman is a Christian evangelist, and he says he's organizing the event at schools as a private citizen, not as the county superintendent. He says he even took a day off from work to discuss the caravan.<br> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:18:35 +0000 The Associated Press 35560 at http://apr.org Ala School Supt Defends 'Prayer Caravan' School Leader to Address 'Prayer Caravan' Concern http://apr.org/post/school-leader-address-prayer-caravan-concern <p>An Alabama school superintendent says he's scheduled a news conference to address controversy surrounding a "prayer caravan" event that's drawn complaints from an atheist group.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman is also a pastor, and he has helped promote the event. But he denies that the school system is sponsoring the Aug. 10 event.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; The Cullman Times reports (http://bit.ly/16pT1BY) that Coleman has called a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the matter.<br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:59:14 +0000 The Associated Press 35487 at http://apr.org School Leader to Address 'Prayer Caravan' Concern Ala School System Denies Link to "Prayer Caravan" http://apr.org/post/ala-school-system-denies-link-prayer-caravan <p>An Alabama school superintendent denies that the system is sponsoring a "prayer caravan" event that's drawn complaints from an atheist group.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman is also a pastor, and he has helped promote the event.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Coleman says his involvement in the religious event is causing confusion, but he denies that the school board itself is involved.<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 13:37:56 +0000 The Associated Press 35215 at http://apr.org Ala School System Denies Link to "Prayer Caravan" Group Asks Cullman Schools to Stop Prayer Caravan http://apr.org/post/group-asks-cullman-schools-stop-prayer-caravan <p>A group has sent a complaint to Cullman County Schools over a prayer caravan set for early August, claiming the district forcing religion on students.</p><div><p>The Cullman Times reported Friday (<a href="http://bit.ly/1aNHFe7">http://bit.ly/1aNHFe7</a> ) the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to Superintendent Billy Coleman this week asking that he cancel the Aug. 10 event, which involves a short prayer at each school campus before the school year starts.</p> Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:31:20 +0000 The Associated Press 34945 at http://apr.org Group Asks Cullman Schools to Stop Prayer Caravan