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A group of Alabama students loudly recited the Lord’s Prayer at a football game in response to a school district decision to quit giving an official prayer over a loudspeaker after an atheist group protested.
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Opelika City Schools Board of Education decided to replace the tradition of giving prayers before football games with a moment of silence. This came after receiving a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation on behalf of a local resident offended by the prayers.
However, according to local outlet WSFA, last Friday at a football game students and fans in attendance recited the Lord’s Prayer, a popular Christian prayer also known as the “Our Father.”
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“Yes, the other student felt targeted and alienated because of it, but now you’re taking it away from the majority, so now we’re having to go about it a different way,” said one student, as reported by WSFA.
Steve Bass, youth pastor at the local Trinity United Methodist Church, also encouraged students and others to pray aloud during the game’s moment of silence.
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“I just encourage people to stand up for what you believe in instead of caving in and bowing down. You may lose the fight, but you never know unless you fight,” Bass told WSFA.
Jeremy Dys, deputy general counsel with the conservative legal group First Liberty Institute, sent...
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