The Freedom From Religion Foundation has taken aim at another
school, this time at Haralson County High School in Georgia. But
the legal group has not entirely succeeded in stopping prayers
before football games.
The FFRF took action after Frank and Sarah McIntire, whose son
plays football, complained that the prayers over the public address
system made them uncomfortable. As a result, the school system
chose to stop the pregame prayers. Nonetheless, parents and
students said the Lord's Prayer in unison at the season's first
Eric Cochling of the Georgia Family
Council is encouraged by this turn of events.
"Personally, I'm very proud of the parents and students who
stood up against them, despite the school system itself caving to
their demand, and actually expressing their right to thank God for
the gifts He's given them and bless the ball game," the
He says it is unlikely the community will stop praying aloud
"With the Supreme Court decisions that are in place, in groups
like this, spontaneous expression is sort of the last place we have
to go to as Christians to express our religious
beliefs," Cochling tells OneNewsNow.
Meanwhile, the school board maintains it would be better to
give in to FFRF's demands rather than face a potentially costly