PIEDMONT, Ala. — Piedmont High School suspended public prayer at home football games in response to a letter from a Wisconsin-based organization, according to our news partners AL.com.
School officials said they received a letter in March from an attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin. They said an unnamed resident of the Piedmont area reported the school violated the Constitution’s First Amendment by allowing public prayer over the public address system at home football games.
The school says the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s letter cited several cases in which courts struck down school-sponsored prayer at public school events.
The school released a statement on it’s Facebook page, in response to questions about the lack of prayer.
The school’s statement, in part says: “While the personal opinions of the administration and employees of the system may differ with the opinions of the Court and the author of the letter sent to the system, the school system’s attorneys advised that we consent since there is established case law regarding this issue.”
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