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Cambridge Christian School to defend its right to pray at football games



Back in December, the football teams from Tampa's Cambridge Christian School and Jacksonville's University Christian School wanted to broadcast a prayer before facing off in the state District 2-A championship. The FHSAA said it wasn't permitted.

Today, Cambridge Christian fights back.

The school has called a news conference for this afternoon to announce its demand for an apology from FHSAA "for unlawfully censoring the school's private speech." It also will ask for acknowledgement that students of Florida schools have the right to pray in public.

The school has brought in lawyers from the Texas-based Liberty Institute to punctuate the point.

This issue already has captured the attention of at least one lawmaker, Sen. Jeff Brandes, who has said he might file legislation to ensure students' right to pray. Stay tuned.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:38am]


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