Tennessee Cheerleaders Overwhelm Secular Silencing of Prayer
Since 1930, Tennessee’s Oneida High School began every home football game with a school-led prayer. This season, the 80-year-old tradition came to a disheartening end when school administrators bowed to escalating pressure from secularist groups and replaced the traditional prayer with a moment of silence.
While this new moment of silence avoided potential legal issues, it utterly failed to replace the sacred prayer tradition that was special to students, parents and the local community at Oneida High School. In fact, the head football coach of Oneida High School described the shift from a public prayer to a moment of silence as sickening.Read more
Discrimination against Faith-Driven Views Alive and Well in U.S. Schools
Three cases in the past week highlight the increased attack upon faith-driven viewpoints in American public education.
At the university level, Arkansas State University football players commemorating the recent deaths of two Christian teammates by wearing cross-shaped helmet decals were ordered by the school’s legal counsel to either remove the crosses or modify them into non-religious, mathematical “plus” (+) symbols. This, despite the fact that ASU’s athletic director fully supported the rights of these students to express a faith-driven viewpoint as they grieved the loss of their teammates.Read more