Madison group involved in debate over school prayer

The issue of school prayer is being tested in New Hampshire, where a school district has told a mother she can no longer pray on the steps of her children’s high school.

For two years, Lizarda Urena of Concord was praying near Concord High School for the protection of the students. In February, she moved to the school’s steps to pray every day after bullets were found in a school toilet.

Last month, after the district heard questions and complaints, including one from the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, the principal told her she could no longer pray on school grounds.

The Concord Monitor reported the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based conservative Christian group that advocates for religious rights, is providing legal services to Urena.