Alabama High Schoolers Recite Lord’s Prayer at Football Game despite Prayer Ban


Alabama High Schoolers Recite Lord’s Prayer at Football Game despite Prayer Ban

Christian students at an Alabama high school are pushing back against an atheist group after the school received complaints from the group about a pre-game prayer.

According to Faithwire, the anti-faith group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, complained that Opelika High School in Alabama violated federal law by praying over the loudspeaker before a game. The group said a parent came to them and said they wanted “to move their children out of the district.”

In response to the complaint, the district told Opelika leadership that they could only have a “moment of silence” before games.

“We recognize that the United States of America is a nation of laws and we will abide by the current law,” OCS Superintendent Mark Neighbors said.

“Our students are allowed to pray, but our coaches are not allowed to participate,” he added, referring to the letter which alleged that coaches were praying with students.

The students, however, responded to the complaint as well. Before the Sept. 13 kickoff, a group of students recited the Lord’s Prayer together and out loud.

“You’re taking [prayer] away from the majority, so now we’re having to go about it a different…

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