Football Game Prayer Heads To Federal Court After Christian School Files Suit Against FHSAA

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FHSAA allegedly banned private school from Prayer Over loudspeaker

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A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one of the schools filed suit against an organization that manages high school sports in Florida. (Beth Dare Photography/Courtesy of Liberty Institute)

(FOX 13) – A dispute over whether two Christian schools could use the loudspeaker for a prayer at a football championship game is headed to federal court after one of the schools filed suit against an organization that manages high school sports in Florida.

The nonprofit that operates Cambridge Christian School in Tampa said the Florida High School Athletic Association violated its civil rights by banning the private school and its opponent from joining in prayer over the loudspeaker at the game.

The quasi-public athletic association has said it couldn’t allow a prayer over the loudspeaker because of the First Amendment’s ban on government organizations endorsing religion.

“By banning us from praying over the loudspeaker, the FHSAA told our students that prayer is something bad and should be forbidden,” Tim Euler, head of the school, said in a statement announcing the suit.

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