Group renews complaint about pre-game prayer
A group has renewed complaints about prayers before Bell County High School home football games in southeastern Kentucky.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that school Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam received a letter last week from the group Freedom From Religion Foundation. The letter warned the school board against allowing a prayer before the season opener Friday night against Middlesboro.
Rebecca Markert, an attorney for the organization, says the group has been told there was a student-led Christian prayer at the game.
Markert said Monday the foundation would evaluate whether to send a follow-up complaint or sue, or both.
Bell County High School had a long custom of letting a Christian minister lead a prayer before football games before 2011, when the foundation complained to then-Superintendent George Thompson about the practice.