January 25, 2023

New Proposal Would Allow Prayers before FHSAA Events

As a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments in a long-running dispute about the issue, a Florida state senator filed a proposal last week that could allow high schools of the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to offer prayers...

October 27, 2017

Alabama high school told to quit broadcasting pregame prayer

An Alabama high school this week was ordered by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to quit broadcasting a pregame prayer at football games. The FFRF sent a letter Monday to Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent Martha Peek, notifyin...

September 25, 2017

Alabama school district bans student-led prayer at games

An Alabama school district has implemented a ban on student-led prayer at games after a parent complained following the football team's season opener. Lee County Schools received a letter in August from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The le...

August 24, 2017

Judges rule on-field prayer not protected by Constitution

A Washington state high school football coach who was suspended over his on-field prayer routine will not be reinstated by the school after an appellate court ruled against him. Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School fro...

June 8, 2017

Judge rules against Florida school in pregame prayer case

A federal judge has ruled against a Florida school that claimed its constitutional rights were violated when it was prevented from using the loudspeaker for prayer prior to a 2015 football game. U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell de...

April 26, 2017

North Dakota passes bill allowing student-led prayer at games

The North Dakota legislature has passed a bill that allows student-athletes to lead their teams in prayer at the state's public and private schools. Prayer at high school games has become hot-button issue in recent years, especially in states like...

February 10, 2017

Judge recommends dismissal of pregame prayer lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida is recommending the dismissal of a lawsuit against the state athletic association over a pregame prayer during the 2015 football state championship. Cambridge Christian School in Tampa filed the lawsuit against the Flori...

October 4, 2016

Florida Christian school files lawsuit over pregame prayer

A Christian school in Florida has filed a lawsuit against the state athletic association, a move prompted by an incident late last year when its football team was prevented from leading fans in prayer over a stadium loudspeaker. Cambridge Christi...