Last December the Florida High School Athletic Association refused to allow a private Christian school to deliver a pregame prayer over a loudspeaker before a championship football game.
On Sept. 27 Cambridge Christian School filed a federal lawsuit alleging the FHSAA unlawfully censored the prayer and violated the players’ religious freedoms.
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“This is a case about the restriction of a Christian school’s private speech through a policy and a practice that discriminates between religious and secular speech,” attorney Adam Foslid, with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, said in a prepared statement.
First Liberty Institute is also representing the Christian school.
The case stems from a Dec. 4th game between Cambridge Christian and University Christian School. The game was played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.