Tennessee High School Football Team Defies School Board, Holds Post-Game Prayer

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After a school board in Tennessee told teachers and coaches they could no longer lead students in prayer, members of the football team and their parents took matters into their own hands.

Last week, administrators with Putnam County Schools told staffers they would be barred from leading students in prayer in the future, a decision that came as a result of a letter from the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, according to WZTV-TV.

After consulting with an attorney for the school board, a spokesperson for PCS said case law disallowing prayer or proselytizing “is clear,” noting, “Courts have consistently ruled that prayer and proselytizing cannot be sponsored by schools or school personnel.”

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SOURCE: CBN News

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