Complaint leads schools to ban prayer at football games
September 22, 2017
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school district has banned student-led prayer on the public address system before football games following a recent complaint.
The Opelika-Auburn News reports that attorneys for Lee County Schools replied Sept. 11 to an Aug. 31 letter of complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation which said a parent complained about student-led prayer at Smiths Station High School's season-opening game. The school district says it will bring all schools in accordance with current federal law that prohibits school-sponsored prayer in public schools.