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Groups Say First Amendment Does Not Permit Texas Public School Cheerleaders To Display Religious Signs

Texas Supreme Court Should Prohibit On-Field Bible Banners, Watchdog Organizations Say

A Texas public school should be required to prevent cheerleaders from displaying large banners with Bible verses on the field during football games, Americans United for Separation of Church and State and its allies have advised a state court.
In a friend-of-the-court brief filed yesterday in Matthews v.

New Coach, New Problems: Iowa State Men’s Basketball Coach Says He’ll Pray With Players

Iowa State University has a new men’s basketball coach, and he’s interested in winning souls as well as winning games. Steve Prohm, who arrives at Iowa State after gigs at Southeastern Louisiana University, Tulane University and Murray State University, recently told the Des Moines Register that he intends to pray with his new team. Read more

Pittsburgh, PA

The head football coach at Keystone Oaks High School led prayers with his team before and after practices, and when the team ate meals together. We sent a letter to the school district, complaining about this practice. Although we did not receive a direct response from the district, our complainant’s son, who is on the football team, confirmed that by the end of the season, the prayers had been replaced with a moment of silent meditation. Read more