FFRF stops prayers at Mississippi football games (Sept. 24, 2012)

Prayers will no longer be broadcast over the loudspeaker at West Jones High School football games.

In a letter dated Aug. 26, 2011, Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Stephanie Schmitt told the Jones County School District in Ellisville, Miss., these pre-game prayers were illegal: “The Supreme Court has continually struck down formal teacher or school-led prayer in public schools.”

After sending several follow up letters, FFRF learned that the pre-game prayers have been replaced by a “moment of silence.”

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