(Reported By Todd Starnes) Faith and football go hand in hand across the fruited plain – especially in the great state of Alabama. It’s not all that unusual for high school football games to start with a moment of prayer – an invocation. The game announcer will ask folks to stand to their feet and remove their hats as the marching band belts out the Star-Spangled Banner. Then, he’ll hand the press box microphone to a student who will thank God

and ask for His blessings upon the evening’s game. It’s a longtime tradition – a beloved tradition where folks of all colors and backgrounds unite as one people – in public – before all you-know-what breaks loose on the field. But that tradition has come to an abrupt end in Lee County, Alabama. The school district recently announced that student-led prayers will no longer be permitted before high school football games. READ MORE