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University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers
Fox news story ^

Posted on 09/20/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

Edited on 09/20/2012 5:46:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Its football time in Tennessee where longtime gridiron traditions are cherished from Rocky Top to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. At the start of every game inside the colossal Neyland Stadium, thousands of the football faithful rise to their feet, remove their hats and pause for the pre-game prayer.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Tennessee; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: athletics; christianstudents; collegefootball; prayers; publicsquare; tn
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1 posted on 09/20/2012 5:44:57 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

thank you, why should only one side be banned?


2 posted on 09/20/2012 5:45:44 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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I am proud of UT....Go Vols!!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 5:48:45 AM PDT by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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[Chancellor Jimmy] Cheek cited a court ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that specifically held that “nonsectarian prayer at public university events does not violate the First Amendment.” And furthermore, Cheek said prayers will also be welcomed at other university events – outside the confines of the football stadium.

Good on 'em. Everyone should treat the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" nutjobs with the same contempt. Stop caving in. Ignore their letters, whiz on their lawsuits.

Make them call out the National Guard to stop a prayer at a UT football game (/s).

4 posted on 09/20/2012 5:50:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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Finally. An educational institution that decides to stand up and say "Heck no" to the secularists.

“When you’re not religious or are of another faith and you get prayed at during events, it’s really very grating.”

Um, pardon me Annie...what the heck is that supposed to mean? "Get prayed at"????? Is that some sort of new hate crime? And here I thought that prayers were directed towards the Almighty.

5 posted on 09/20/2012 5:52:47 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.)
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The Vols came up to play BC a while back. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met at a football game.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 5:56:48 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tax-chick
Good on 'em. Everyone should treat the "Freedom From Religion Foundation" nutjobs with the same contempt. Stop caving in. Ignore their letters, whiz on their lawsuits.

Exactly...I was listening to a pastor the other day who said he was 'offended by NOT being able to pray at sporting events', and he advised the same course of action that you stated in your post. Tell the left to 'stick it where the sun doesn't shine'...

7 posted on 09/20/2012 5:57:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Gopher Broke

Go Big Orange! (being an Alabama fan....I can’t believe I just said that. *chuckle*)

I’m glad they’re fighting these nut jobs!!!!


8 posted on 09/20/2012 5:57:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: who knows what evil?

I can’t remember which writer it was ... maybe David Goldberg, “Spengler” ... who observed that one of the problems with modern America is that we treat crazy people much too politely, thus encouraging to continue crazy behavior.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:57 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("In the kingdom of the blind, sight is a crime and mentioning what you see is a gaffe.")
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From the article: “When you’re not religious or are of another faith and you get prayed at during events, it’s really very grating.”

What about when you’re not a left-wing, anti-American, commie POS and you continually get commied on by your commie professors?


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:04:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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“It’s really out of place. It’s hurting all those people that don’t have that belief and ostracizing them.”

HURTING????

LOL LOL LOL LOL!

STFU...idiot.

[I really need a more “Christian” way to say that....]


11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:08:19 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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As a Christian mizzz Galor I’m offended that my tax dollars are subsidizing abortions against my beliefs. At least prayers at sporting events don’t cost anyone a dime.

Godless leftists have plenty of time in eternity for no prayers.... Yikes..


12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:11:00 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Gopher Broke

Thank you University of Tennessee ... Rocky Top ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKbOtWeAEnY


13 posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Gopher Broke; All

Banning prayers is anti-Religion, and thus illegal in a Nation that was founded on Freedom of Religion. DUH!

BTW, Liberal Agenda Media, which part of the word “Freedom” do you not understand?


14 posted on 09/20/2012 6:20:05 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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Now I almost feel bad we beat them last Saturday .... almost.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Not too long ago in a Tennessee Volunteer’s Stadium (2010) the Orange and Blue then Rocky Top ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Rjxw8EByTY&feature=related


16 posted on 09/20/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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A bit of history regarding Rocky Top ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQPOTUJZO2M&feature=related


17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:35:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Gopher Broke

...so what happened to the leftist/communist ‘anti-bullying’ movement in this country? “Freedom From Religion Foundation” certainly fills the bill when it comes to ‘bullying’...stinking hypocrites.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:35:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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I'm so happy to read this. When I first heard about it I thought the university was sure to give in and change to a moment of silence instead of a prayer.

You Florida fans can be proud of Jimmy Cheek. UT hired him away from you.

19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:49:30 AM PDT by Amntn
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Now, if they would ban that irritating Rocky Top noise.
20 posted on 09/20/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadowIs of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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