Prayer silenced at high school football game

Supporters of the prayer held signs at Friday night's game at Randleman High School
September 7, 2013 6:34:39 AM PDT
For the past 20 years, Tommy McDonald has opened Randleman High School football games with a short prayer. He asks for God to watch over the players on the field and for the fans in attendance to make it home safe.

But at Friday night's game, McDonald started the game instead with a moment of silence.

The announcer was following a request by the ACLU because they believe the prayer excludes members of the community and is unconstitutional.

However, Friday's moment of silence was anything but. Some people in the stands decided to pray individually and those in attendance held signs in support of the prayer.

"My ultimate goal in life is to stand for something, and what better thing to stand for than Jesus Christ?" one spectator said.

Supporters fighting to keep the tradition of prayer at the games have created a Facebook page called Randleman Prays. It already has over 3,000 likes.

Randleman went on to win Friday's game against West Davidson 44-14.

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