'Lord' reinstated in school prayer after complaints from parents

The word 'Lord' has been reinstated by a local authority for use in grace before meals. Portee Primary school dropped the word 'Lord' from the grace prayer after a request from a parent.

However the Council then said that other parents at the school as well as local community members contacted the school to "voice their displeasure" about the decision, reports the BBC.

A spokeswoman for Highland Council said that the word 'Lord' had been reinstated into the prayer.

The incident is just the latest in a number of occasions where Christian or religious language or symbolism has come under attack.

Over the years, a number of local authorites were criticised for re-naming Christmas lights 'Winterval' lights on the grounds that the word 'Christmas' might be offensive to non-Christians.

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