(God’s Not Dead) The ACLU and the FFRF atheist organizations appear to have the media’s attention these days. As their small voice prowls around our nation scheming to intimidate anyone they can with their false threats, claiming violation of “the establishment clause” or “separation of church and state”, these bold “Defenders Of The Faith” (Tenn. High School Cheerleaders) were not going to stand by and be silenced.
As reported by WBIR Channel 10 “After Oneida High School found out they had to drop the prayer from their football games, many in the community felt they were missing something. The change came after pressure and a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, or ACLU.
One group couldn’t let that stand. That group has one of the biggest voices during a football game. It’s the cheerleading squad.
Kevin Acres sits in the booth for every Oneida High School home game. This year, his repertoire will be missing something– the pregame prayer. “Far as I know we have been playing football here since 1930 and been praying ever since,” said Acres. “We just felt as long as no one here locally complained, we can continue to do it,” said Acres.
That went on until this season. The school started feeling pressure from outside groups to end that religious tradition, so they replaced it with a moment of silence. “I heard the moment of silence, but it was kind of a sick feeling in my stomach,” said head football coach Tony Lambert.
In this moment, Acres gave people a choice.
“During our moment of silence, if you want to say a prayer, that would be perfectly fine,” said Acres.
Asia Canada is a cheerleader for Oneida. She and her squad felt a moment of silence wasn’t enough, so they took action.
“He called for the moment of silence and I started off, ‘Our Father who art in heaven’ and everyone joined in,” said Canada. Even the visiting team’s cheerleaders and fans joined in. “When they started saying it, the crowd started saying the Lord’s prayer. And by the time the prayer was over with, the entire stadium was saying it,” said Acres. Read Full Story Here.
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