The student who successfully sued to have a prayer banner removed from her Cranston high school is to speak at a rally of atheists and agnostics in Washington. Jessica Ahlquist is among the scheduled speakers at Saturday’s Reason Rally on the National Mall. Organizers call it “the largest gathering of the secular movement in history.’’ Sponsors include the American Atheists, the American Humanist Association. and the Secular Student Alliance. A federal judge ruled in January that the prayer banner, which begins with the words “Our Heavenly Father’’ and ends with “Amen,’’ was unconstitutional and had to be removed.
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