After Decades of Prayer at Football Games, a Georgia School Will Try a Moment of Silence Instead August 21, 2015

After Decades of Prayer at Football Games, a Georgia School Will Try a Moment of Silence Instead

You won’t be surprised to learn that in Laurens County, Georgia, where the Sheriff’s Office had a religious poem on the website and a middle school teacher once told her students that President Obama is not a Christian and neither are their parents if they vote for him, there’s long been a problem with prayers at football games.

West Laurens High School used to have pre-game invocations — which are illegal — but that’s finally changing following a lawsuit threat from Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Tonight, as the football team begins its season, there will be a moment of silence instead:

Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent the board a letter in May saying the school had violated the Constitution by broadcasting a prayer on its stadium’s public address system before games.

School Superintendent Juliann Alligood said the board decided to replace the invocation with a moment of silence after consulting with its attorney.

Don’t worry. I’m sure people will realize Christian prayers are now optional instead of mandatory and claim that they’re being persecuted. And then order will be restored.

(Image via Shutterstock. Thanks to Brian for the link)

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