REBEL YELL: Cheerleaders United in Defiance of School Ban, Exciting the Crowd

Published on September 18, 2014

These cheerleaders righteously rebelled against a prayer ban from the ACLU at their football game. 1,000 points for religious freedom. Check this out…

When a Tennessee school district decided to ban prayer, cheerleaders at the school refuted that decision and continued to pray before football games anyway.

The prayer ban was brought on after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) along with the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote the Oneida Special School District a scathing letter complaining about school-sanctioned prayers over the loud-speaker at the games.

Oneida cheerleader Kayla King stands by her religious convictions regardless of who disagrees with her. “We need prayer for so many reasons especially in our community now and the troubles we face every day,” King said told local news source WATE.

Eliminating prayer in an effort to keep things politically correct on campus, Oneida’s director of school’s Ann Sexton said they have replaced the practice with a “moment of silence.”

However, King and her fellow cheerleaders, along with the cheer squad from the opponent’s team, used the moment of silence to circle together as a group and recite the Lord’s Prayer from the Bible at last Friday night’s game.

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