Edward Parker, assistant superintendent of the Duncanville Independent School District, has staunchly defended the other practices and insists that they will continue.
In a recent phone conversation, Skipp Porteous of the Freedom Writer, asked Parker if he would permit other religious groups to distribute their holy texts in the school's hallways. He said he would not. Parker evidently favors his religion over ot hers.
A federal court of appeals has already ruled upon the constitutionality of organized prayers before school sporting games. On January 3, 1989, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled that organized prayers before public school sporting events is unconstitutional (Jager v. Douglas County School District.) Texas, however, is located in the 5th Federal Judicial Circuit.
Freedom Writer is looking into legal action with respect to the Duncanville practices. A Dallas lawyer has volunteered to assemble a small group of lawyers to further explore the situation.