Once again, the government has treated Christians praying as if it were some kind of radioactive contaminant. Two private high school Christian football teams planned to pray before a championship game and wanted to use the public-address system to do so, but the state athletic association said no. Their reason: transmitting a Christian prayer would violate the “separation of church and state.” Worse still, a federal trial judge agreed with the state. Enough is enough. Stop treating prayer like asbestos.
In 2015, Cambridge Christian School of Tampa and University Christian School of Jacksonville, both Christian private high schools, were poised to face off in the 2A state championship football game held at the famous Citrus Bowl. Cambridge Christian School had a tradition of saying a prayer before the game. Both schools agreed to hold the traditional pre-game prayer and broadcast it over the loudspeaker. READ MORE