Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Atheists Raise Prayer at Schools as Towns Respond

The efforts of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation to eliminate prayer from school football games is having the opposite effect across America: After these atheist lawyers threaten the schools, the citizens unite to emphasize public prayer at the games.
In Marion County, Tennessee, a privately-owned, portable PA system was used to lead prayer.

In Pottsboro, Texas, the grandstands roared with the Lord's Prayer during the school's "moment of silence."
For background, read Atheists Threaten to Sue Every School in Mississippi but admit they're Short on Lawyers to Sue ALL Christians

In addition, read Texas Law Tells Schools to Ignore Atheist Threats

-- From "Pottsboro ISD strikes traditional prayer from pregame" by David Gonier, Herald Democrat 9/1/13

Pottsboro residents attending the first local high school football game of the season saw the first match without a traditional stadium broadcast of a pregame prayer in many years. Many attending the game used the moment of silence to stand and audibly recite the Lord’s Prayer, apparently in defiance of the decision.

Pottsboro Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Kevin Matthews said the pregame prayer had been a normal event at middle school and high school game for years.

Earlier this year, the district received a formal complaint from a non-profit organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The organization complained about the district’s traditional broadcast of a prayer and also claimed that the district allowed a coach to lead his team in a pregame prayer.

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From "Pregame Prayer Changes In Marion County" by Kelsey Bagwell, WTVC-TV9 (Chattanooga, TN) 8/31/13

Last fall, a parent attending a South Pittsburg High School football game was offended by the pregame prayer. She contacted Freedom From Religion, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Wisconsin.

Director of Schools, Mark Griffith, has allowed ten minutes for student-led worship before each game.

They're calling it 'Meet Me At The Fifty,' a group prayer on the track at the 50-yard line. The first one took place Friday evening.

The school plans to continue these prayers at each home game.

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From "Prayer Banned from Pottsboro Football Games" by Markie Martin, KTEN-TV10 (North TX, Southeast OK) 8/30/13

Residents of Pottsboro are up in arms about a recent change to the usual Friday night ritual. As of Friday, prayer will be banned at football games. Residents say its removal affects their rights, their traditions and the players on the field.

"God needs to be there with the people, and the kids playing ball," said one Exxon woman.

Residents say they expect a heavy turnout at the season opener, with fans who want to express their support for the players and opposition to a breaking of customs.

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Because of the intimidation tactics of atheist lawyer organizations, state governments across America are educating its citizens on constitutional religious liberty by passing laws in Texas, and Louisiana, and North Carolina, and South Carolina, and Missouri, and Mississippi, and Florida, and Tennessee.

The root issue is American Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Christian Totalitarianism

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