CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) – Today, Cullman County Superintendent Billy Coleman will hold a news conference to address claims that he and the school system are breaking laws separating church and state.
The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, is demanding Coleman cancel an upcoming “Prayer Caravan” event.
The event was initially listed on the school system website, but has since been taken down and the school board passed a resolution distancing itself from the caravan.
This will be the third year for the event. It allows community members to travel from school to school on the weekend and pray for guidance and safety for the upcoming school year.
This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, August 10th. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened to sue if Coleman does not cancel it.
Today’s news conference is set for two o’clock at the Cullman Chamber of Commerce building.
Support for the caravan is growing.
More than 5,000 people have ‘liked’ a Facebook page promoting the event.