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-Students Respond to Prayer Ban with Prayer

by Dr. D ~ September 29th, 2017

It was traditional for a student to lead attendees before football games at Smiths Station High School in prayer. An atheist activist group complained and the student lead prayer over the loudspeaker was banned. But the story doesn’t end there, students responded to the ban by praying the Lord’s Prayer together on both sides of the field anyway. Here’s the story from The Blaze:

A complaint letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation — an atheist activist group — led to a ban on student-led prayer over the loudspeaker before football games at Alabama’s Smiths Station High School.

So, deprived of amplification before the Central High School game last Friday night, defiant students from both sides of the field raised their voices the old-fashioned way — and together recited the Lord’s Prayer during a moment of silence…

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Response: There is absolutely no way that students can be stopped from praying whenever they want to at public schools regardless of any ban or any demand from administrators, teachers, or judges .

Here the loudspeaker was taken away but students prayed together in unison anyway. If administrators ruled against verbal prayers students could still link their hands and bow together in silent prayer. If bowing together was outlawed then students could individually still close their eyes and pray anytime regardless. If bowing one’s head in silent prayer was banned, students could still close their eyes and pray. If students were not allowed to close their eyes together, they could still look straight ahead and silently pray.

There is no way that prayer can really be stopped regardless of any official statement or ruling.                  *Top

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