An attorney for a conservative legal firm asserts that the Constitution does not give the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) permission to target public schools for their pregame prayers at sporting events.

Jeremy Tedesco of the Alliance Defending Freedom reports that FFRF has sent threatening letters to 151 school superintendents in Mississippi, warning them of lawsuits if there are public prayers at high school football games. Too many schools, he says, give in to the atheist organization’s threats.

“The unfortunate thing is that a lot of school districts get those letters and think that they actually contain solid legal advice,” Tedesco accounts. “And because there’s no other response, they make the wrong choice and shut down whatever is going on at school.”

Some schools are opting for moments of silence in place of prayers — a move the ADF attorney says is unnecessary.

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