No Prayers At Nebraska School Events, Private Christian Schools Must Comply
LINCOLN, Neb. — Events sponsored by the Nebraska School Activities Association shouldn’t begin with prayer — even if they take place at private Christian schools.
That’s what the association told Nebraska schools.
NSAA Executive Director Jim Tenopir said he received complaints about prayers that were read over public address systems before a football playoff game and a basketball game.
He said if a public prayer takes place at an association-sponsored event, the offending school could lose its host privileges.
Officials at Lutheran and Catholic schools across Nebraska said they may be unable to comply with the ban on prayers before activities.