Marcos Perez's daughter*As parents, many of us come together at dinnertime to converse with our family about the events of their day. But when the Perez family in Oviedo, Florida asked their 5-year-old daughter (whose name is being withheld) for her account of the day, they were shocked to learn of an incident that happened to her at school during lunch.

As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, the kindergartener told her family that a ‘lunch teacher’ at Carillon Elementary School stopped her when she bowed her head to bless her food before eating.

Last week Marcos Perez, the girl’s father, posted a YouTube video of his daughter explaining the lunchtime interaction. In the footage she recounts the confrontation saying, “My lunch teacher told me that, when I was about to say something, she said, ‘You’re not allowed to pray.’” When Perez asked his daughter what she said after hearing the teacher, the little girl responded, “I told her it’s good to pray. And she just said, ‘It’s not good.’”

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