SC Humanist group complains about graduation

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A humanist group is complaining that a 5th-grade graduation was held at North Greenville University.

The Greenville News reported (http://grnol.co/11v73y4) that the American Humanist Association has sent a letter of complaint to a Taylors elementary school that held graduation at the university, which is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

Attorney Monica Miller with the association says the group sent the letter after two parents of students at Mountain View Elementary School complained about the May 30 ceremony at the university's chapel in Tigerville.

The parents also complained about two prayers during the ceremony.

Greenville County school spokesman Oby (OH-bee) Lyles says the district's attorneys will respond to the complaint. Lyles says principals are given information on the need to ensure that school activities do not promote religion.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com

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