FFRF ends prayer at Ark. high school football game (Nov. 27, 2012)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation enforced the Constitution at East Poinsett County High School in Lepanto, Ark., by successfully ending the pre-game prayer that was said over the loudspeaker by a local pastor.

FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott wrote to Superintendent Michael Pierce on Nov. 19 to address the school’s Constitutional violations. Elliott wrote that the district should take action to end school-sponsored prayer. “Public high school events must me secular to protect the freedom of conscience of all students,” Elliott wrote.

Pierce replied with a Nov. 27 letter which stated that in order to stop the prayer the district had informed the press box volunteers at the football game and the school board members at their Dec. 10 meeting that the prayer has stopped.

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