These people are misguided, but now William Valentine is not even allowing a moment of silence. I'm not sure why. Is this Valentine's Idea? The FFRF's idea? Green's idea? Whose idea? Other schools allow this time for reflection or whatever one wishes to call it...
You seem as paranoid and full of holes as Shoalanda (hmm...)
Mr. Green or FFRF had nothing to do with it. I think once they got clued in by James Irby on how illegal they've been and what the slap-down would be in continuing, they got so scared that they've chosen to instead go with an implicit moment of silence in between standing up ... and the national anthem LOL.
Effective immediately, football games are not to be opened with a prayer that is in anyway led, directed, organized, or encouraged by Lauderdale County Board of Education employees. To be clear. no employee may lead. direct. organize. or encourage prayer. Personnel may neither advance nor inhibit prayer.
Additionally, no student, parent, volunteer, or anyone else may use the public address system of the stadium or school to lead, direct, organize, or encourage prayer.
To that end, football games are to be opened with the following announcement by the public address system's designated announcer:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand ............................... and now,our NationalAnthem."
(The announcer should give an appropriate amount of time for the crowd to prepare for the presentation of the National Anthem.)