Christian School Sues FHSAA Over Denied PA Prayer

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The Cambridge Christian School of Tampa, Fla., has filed a federal lawsuit against the state high school athletic association for refusing to allow them to broadcast a pre-game prayer over a loudspeaker.

Prior to competing for the 2A state championship last December, Cambridge had plans to use the sound system at Camping World Stadium to lead a prayer. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) denied the request, saying they could not legally grant permission as a “state actor” operating in a public facility.

So, when Cambridge Christian and University Christian Schools took the field, the teams prayed — but the fans in the stands couldn’t hear.

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