• Tangipahoa Parish School Board
    (Photo: Kerry Maloney/Alliance Defending Freedom)
    Ruby Kennedy is one of the first on her feet and cheering as the Tangipahoa Parish School Board in Williamson County, Tennessee, unanimously agrees to press its insurance carrier to give permission to hire a Christian-based legal group to represent the board in an effort to overturn the federal court ruling banning prayers at the start of the board's meetings.
May 4, 2005|6:59 am

More than 500 people in Tangipahoa, Louisiana on Tuesday urged its parish school board to reconsider hiring a Christian legal defense team in the school board’s case against the ACLU.

According to the Louisiana-based publication The Advocate, people spilled into the hallway and the crowd broke out into cheers and applause when the Tangipahoa Parish School board took a roll call vote on the issue.

Two weeks ago, the board voted not to allow the Alliance Defense Fund to help defend the board in regards to prayers at its meetings.