Banned Blessing

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James Lord distributed more than 400 flyers Monday asking community members to attend a school board meeting.

At the meeting he says he plans to appeal the decision to take him off the air. He says the move violated his First Amendment rights.

School board meetings are usually held the fourth Tuesday of the month. The next one is January 27. Lord hosts the daily news broadcast on the school's closed circuit television.

He was suspended from the job for one month because on December 17 he closed with: "Have a safe and happy holiday, and God bless."

School Principal Jonathan Heerboth has said Lord's comment was inappropriate for public school.