Christian School Goes to Court to Defend a 30-Second Pregame Prayer

Christian School Goes to Court to Defend a 30-Second Pregame Prayer

Christian School Goes to Court to Defend a 30-Second Pregame Prayer

Last December the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) refused to allow a private Christian school to deliver a pregame prayer over a loudspeaker before a championship football game.

On Sept. 27 Cambridge Christian School filed a federal lawsuit against the FHSAA alleging they unlawfully censored the prayer and violated the players’ religious freedoms.

“This is a case about the restriction of a Christian school’s private speech through a policy and a practice that discriminates between religious and secular speech,” attorney Adam Foslid, with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, said in a prepared statement.

First Liberty Institute is also representing the Christian school.

The case stems from a Dec. 4th game between Cambridge Christian and University Christian School. The game was played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

Cambridge asked permission to use the public address system to deliver a pregame prayer – a long-standing school tradition.

“We are raising godly young men that can make a difference in the world they live in,” Coach Bob Dare said. “This is why CCS has committed to praying before every home football game.”

However, the Florida High School Athletic Association denied their request – and refused to let them use the taxpayer-funded microphone.

 

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