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Group renews complaint about pre-game prayer

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MIDDLESBOBO, KY (AP) -

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.

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