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High School Principal Says He Led Prayer For Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting and Was Fired For Doing So

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Written by Heather Clark

LehrMANCHESTER, Ga. — A high school principal in Georgia is speaking out after he says that he was fired for praying at a voluntary Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting last month.


 

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Dr. Michael Lehr, who has served as the principal of Manchester High School for the past three years, told reporters that he was informed last month—just two days after he led prayer with the group—that his contract was not being renewed.

“We’re all kind of baffled by the decision,” he told local television station WBRL. “The superintendent has heard me pray at meetings before. She’s been beside me when I cite Scripture at graduation. Her own board meetings begin with prayer.”

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While Lehr states that he was not provided with a reason for his dismissal, he does not know what else the matter could regard. The principal has been placed on leave without pay and is prohibited from participating in campus activities. A meeting is scheduled for May 12 to make his termination official.

“As a non-tenured employee, I’m not entitled to an explanation or hearing,” he said.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a voluntary group consisting of Christian students who are involved in campus sports. There are hundreds of chapters of the organization at schools across the country.

Lehr had filled in last month after the leader was not able to be present to lead the students in prayer and Bible study. The gathering is held outside of school hours—either before or after school.

One student that was a part of the group told reporters that other staff members have helped lead the meetings in the past.

“He did our sermon and that was nice of him, but I didn’t think he would be fired for it, if that was the reason he was let go,” the student, who did not wish to be identified, stated.

Parents state that they are concerned about Lehr’s termination, and believe that it is wrongful for the principal to be fired because of his involvement with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

“It is breaking our hearts … because it is not supposed to be like this,” one anonymous parent told News Radio 106.7’s Nathalie Pozo.

“I want prayer in this school,” parent Angila Waddell commented to My Fox Atlanta. “I am proud to see our football team take a knee and pray before and after games. And also in clubs. We’re just shocked.”

Superintendent Carol Lane has declined to give comment on why she fired Lehr.

“I never comment on personnel issues,” she told reporters. “I’m sorry that I cannot provide you with any information. Possibly at a later date.”

The website for Manchester High School notes that Lehr and his family attend Manchester Church of the Nazarene. He was named the 1997 Teacher of the Year at T. J. Elder Middle School and the 1998 Teacher of the Year for the Washington County School System.

SOURCE: Christian News


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2 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t understand! If it were Muslims, they would be providing prayer rugs for all of them! It is Christians who make them nervous. What part of “CHRISTIAN” Ath;etes don’t they understand? Clear cut infringement of our freedom OF religion under the constitution!

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