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A Mississippi high school will no longer promote religious banners at sporting events (Oct. 22, 2012)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation succeeded in convincing Stone High School to stop religious messages from being promoted at the school’s football games. FFRF received a complaint after Stone High School cheerleaders held a banner with a bible quote at a football game.

FFRF Staff Attorney Stephanie Schmitt sent a letter addressing the constitutional violation to Stone County School District Superintendent Dr. Gwen Miller on Oct. 17.

Stone County School District Attorney Sean Courtnal called FFRF on Oct. 22 to say the District took this violation very seriously and that it would not happen again.

FFRF has contacted Stone County School District in the past to address its constitutional violation of promoting prayer at school-sponsored athletic events.