High School Football and Prayer

GUESTS: STEVEN SHAPIRO *National ACLU Legal Director OTHER GUEST TBA Earlier this year, the Supreme Court ruled that student-led prayers held before sporting events in public schools were unconstitutional. With the high school football season now underway, communities across the South are leading a rebellion, encouraging "spontaneous" prayer as a way to get around the high court ruling. At one school a student stood up before a game and began to recite the Lord's Prayer, and many in the stands joined in. At another, a student at a game turned up the volume on a radio show that was reciting the Lord's Prayer. Are these incidents a violation of the Supreme Court ruling or "spontaneous" protected free speech? Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at the debate over public prayer at football games, on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.



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