Tonight was the induction ceremony for the NHS chapter at my school. It was a nice ceremony, and the kids absolutely deserved it, and are great kids. No qualms there. But I had a question I wanted to pose to the group here. The ceremony ended with a prayer. The speaker asked the audience to "please bow your heads in prayer". It was not non-denominational, and in fact specifically referenced Jesus, with a statement along the lines of "and we hope to now move foward in a Christ-like fashion as we... etc." I am Jewish. I was terrifically uncomfortable. I got glances from those around me when it was clear my head was not bowed and I was not repeating the statement(s). What are your thoughts on this? I was upset, but worry that perhaps I'm overreacting. Or was this indeed illegal? I didn't like it one bit, but I also don't want to cause a stink before I have tenure in this district.