The Freedom from Religion Foundation doesn’t want Lizarda to pray for the students of Concord High School.
The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has bullied a New Hampshire school district into forbidding the mother of two high school students from praying on the front steps of her kids’ high school each morning.
The concerned mother, Lizarda Urena, had bestrode the steps of Concord High School for about 15 minutes each morning for two years, reports the Concord Monitor. She wore all white and a necklace with a cross and the word “Jesus.” She said prayers and recited verses from the Bible— Psalm 23, for example (“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want…”).
She’s been there every day since early February, after two bullets were found in a toilet in one of the school bathrooms.
Her purpose? To bring peace to the school and protect the students from harm.
“What I am doing here is for our peace and our love, because the Bible says love your neighbor as you love yourself, and when I’m here it symbolizes peace and love and care,” said Urena, who is originally from the Dominican Republic.
Urena, who has two children in 10th grade at Concord High, has been praying off school grounds for the protection of Concord High and all schools for the past two years.