Students say a prayer and defy anti-Christians

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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Students, athletes and parents peacefully and openly expressed their faith before a West Virginia high school football game despite threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Rather than submit to the scare tactics and bullying from the atheist group, Jeremy Dys of the Family Policy Council of West Virginia says students and families of Sissonville High took it upon themselves to defy the Foundation.

Dys, Jeremy (WV Family Policy Council)"The students that night all wore purple to represent the majesty of Christ and the royalty of Christ," he describes. "They grabbed arms and linked up arm-in-arm on the football field, the football players as well as the fans. And after the national anthem, they said the Lord's Prayer out loud in a very good act of solidarity."

He says the public is likely to see more of such peaceful acts of defiance across the nation.

"The reality is that the further and further the Freedom from Religion Foundation pushes us into silence, the more and more I think we are going to see parents and students stand up and say, No more, we can't have this. We don't want a godless society. We want one where Christian students have the right to peacefully express their faith even at school, even at a football game," Dys remarks.

Dys' organization and Alliance Defending Freedom are offering assistance to help the school create a policy for student-initiated, pregame Christian speech.

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