Was it Right to Force a Ban of Prayer Before a High School Game?
A Georgia school district has banned prayer before games after the threat of a lawsuit by a Wisconsin-based organization.
A Wisconsin-based organization threatened Haralson County School District in Georgia with a lawsuit should it continue to pray before school sports. In response, the school district pulled the prayer.
According to Foxnews, the organization, Freedom From Religion Foundation, sent a letter to the school saying that sanctioned prayers violate students’ First Amendment Rights. The lawsuit reportedly applies to all school sponsored events. As a result, the school district has halted all prayer over public announcement speakers. Groups, however, were reported to have prayed in individual circles before Friday night’s football game.
So what do you think? Was the organization right to bring the lawsuit against the school district? Or do you think this is this a misinterpretation of the words "Freedom of Religion" in the Constitution.