Muskegon Community College to keep graduation prayer, with changes

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan college will exclude specific religious references from prayers said during graduation ceremonies after a civil rights group complained.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports Muskegon Community College’s Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to offer an invocation “to the extent permitted by separation of church and state law.” The board acted in response to a complaint filed last month by the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists.

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