Cambridge Christian tackles right to pray before games
Cambridge Christian had a banner football season in 2015. The Lancers went undefeated in the regular season for the first time and made the Class 2A state final. Only one thing tarnished the experience.
The school says that the Florida High School Athletic Association would not allow them to pray over the loudspeaker before the state final. Cambridge was playing another private Christian school, Jacksonville University Christian, which also had requested the prayer.
At 1:30 today at the school, Liberty Institute, a legal organization dedicated to defending religious liberty rights, will "announce a demand letter sent to the FHSAA requiring the association apologize for unlawfully censoring the school’s private speech and acknowledge that students of Florida schools have the right to pray in public," according to a news release sent by the school.
“In the football program, we are working to raise godly young men that can make a difference in the world. Prayer is a big part of that,” Cambridge head of school Tim Euler said in the release.
Join us this afternoon for coverage of the event.