Cheerleaders buck the system and end up leading hundreds into prayer


by Michael Dorstewitz

Cheerleaders at a small, northern Tennessee community spoke with a huge voice by refusing to let go of a tradition that had been a part of their high school for decades–pre-game prayer–and they got a good chunk of the community to join in.

After continued pressure from the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Oneida High School dropped its practice of giving an invocation over the PA system before each game, and substituted instead a moment of silence, according to local NBC affiliate WBIR.

“[As[ far as I know we have been playing football here since 1930 and been praying ever since,” Kevin Acres, who sits in the booth for every Oneida High School home game told the station.

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