Under pressure from outside organizations threatening legal action, the administration at Oneida High School in Tennessee decided to discontinue a tradition of public prayer before football games. Instead of a prayer, the school instituted a moment of silence.
According to christiannews.net, that decision to ban pre-game prayer didn’t sit well with one group — the school’s cheerleading squad.
During a recent moment of silence, cheerleader Asia Canada began reciting the Lord’s Prayer out loud. Her fellow cheerleaders, and even the cheerleaders from the opposing team, joined her.
“When they started saying it, the crowd started saying the Lord’s Prayer,” she told reporters. “And by the time the prayer was over with, the entire stadium was saying it.”
The co-captains of the Oneida High School cheerleading squad, Asia Canada and Alley Meyers, went on Fox News to explain their passionate belief in pre-game prayer and their willingness to stand up to the school administration.
“Our community needs God in it, especially at football games. We pray for the safety of each and every player out there and the cheerleaders and the fans for the drive home,” [Meyers] said.
You can watch the entire inspiring interview with the two girls by clicking on the video above.
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