FFRF has religion fished out from Illinois contest (July 10, 2017)

An Illinois statewide fishing competition will not be angling for religion, thanks to FFRF.

A concerned Illinois resident informed FFRF that the Illinois High School Association, in conjunction with the Fishing League Worldwide, started this year’s 2017 IHSA Bass Fishing State Finals for member Illinois schools with a Christian prayer that included “Thanks for your son Jesus.”

This sectarian prayer was inappropriate and unconstitutional, FFRF Legal Fellow Ryan Jayne told the association.

The Illinois High School Association responded quickly by ending the prayers.

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