Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman

Business & Education
8:18 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Ala School Supt Defends 'Prayer Caravan'

Cullman County Schools Superintendent said the prayer caravan set for Aug. 10 will go on.
Greg Garrison

Cullman County's school superintendent says he's not afraid of opposition to a religious event he is sponsoring at county schools.

   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.

   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.

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Business & Education
7:59 am
Tue August 6, 2013

School Leader to Address 'Prayer Caravan' Concern

Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman

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.

   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.

   The Cullman Times reports ( that Coleman has called a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the matter.

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