Saturday, August 27, 2011

Fighting for Jesus: Prayer at Football in Miss.

The recent atheists' legal threat demanding an end to prayer at sporting events in DeSoto County, Mississippi and the acquiescence of school administrators, has lit a firestorm of Christian activism at schools across the county. Parents and students alike organized a variety of public prayer events, including The Lord's Prayer recited in unison at the football game immediately following the National Anthem.
"All they've done is increased the awareness, as Christians, of what we need to do to step it up and bring revival to DeSoto County."
For background, read Atheists Increase Prayer Fervor at Schools

UPDATE 9/1/11: Atheists demand end to Gideon bible distribution in DeSoto County schools

-- From "Prayer supporters rally at DeSoto football games" by Yolanda Jones & Chris Van Tuyl, Memphis Commercial Appeal 8/27/11

"It is important to us to express our freedom of speech for our children, to let them know that it is more than all right to pray in their community," said Carmen Kyle, one of the organizers of the DeSoto County 4 Prayer Facebook page.

The group also spent 42 hours printing 250 T-shirts that people pre-ordered for $7. They have 200 more orders for next week's games.

The T-shirts have the group's logo, DeSoto County 4 Prayer, printed on the front and the Lord's Prayer on the back.

Meanwhile, Freedom From Religion Foundation officials faxed a letter Friday to DeSoto County Schools Supt. Milton Kuykendall, charging that comments he made about the group in some local media outlets were defamatory and untrue.

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