Pigskin Piety: Grandstanding for Jesus
September 5, 2020
Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas school district
policy which permitted student led prayer at high school athletic events.
The justices found that the practice violated the separation of church and
state, since school resources and policies facilitated sectarian religious
Prayer advocates have now called for spontaneous prayer. Groups like
We Still Pray! and NO PRAY! NO PLAY! are urging supporters to recite the
Lords prayer immediately following the National Anthem. While many of these
protests have fallen short of expectations, it may be premature to suggest
that the spontaneous prayer tactic has failed. One possibility is that
supporters may use this as an organizing tool to resurrect the failed
Religious Freedom Amendment, which would alter the U.S. Constitution to
allow a greater latitude for religious expression in public schools and other
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