Cullman prayer caravan

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
www.myfoxal.com

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 (http://bit.ly/16pT1BY) that Coleman has called a news conference for 2 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the matter.

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Business & Education
8:37 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Ala School System Denies Link to "Prayer Caravan"

Cullman County School Superintendent Billy Coleman
www.myfoxal.com

An Alabama school superintendent denies that the system is sponsoring 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.

   Coleman says his involvement in the religious event is causing confusion, but he denies that the school board itself is involved.

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Business & Education
7:31 am
Sat July 27, 2013

Group Asks Cullman Schools to Stop Prayer Caravan

Officials with Cullman County Schools say they are going ahead with a prayer caravan in August, despite protests from a Wisconsin-based group.
briandoddonleadership.com

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.

The Cullman Times reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1aNHFe7 ) 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.

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