CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - An atheist group has asked the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to discontinue Christian prayers before football games.
UTC Associate Vice Chancellor Chuck Cantrell told the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the university is reviewing a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The same group complained to the Hamilton County Commission about prayer. Later, county residents Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones filed a lawsuit, seeking to stop it. The lawsuit has not yet been tried in court.
The atheist organization sent a letter dated May 15 to Chancellor Roger Brown, asking the university to halt what group Co-President Laurie Gaylor described as "unlawful university sponsorship of Christian prayer."
The letter continued, quoting legal precedent and, eventually, the Bible.
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