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08/15/2023 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a law – HB 225 – allowing sports teams to provide brief opening remarks before high school athletic contests. This law protects the right of students and coaches to lead prayers before their sporting events, a religious practice and tradition commonly used by many athletic teams nationwide.

This law comes when Christians face backlash for praying at sporting events, such as in the case of Coach Kennedy, a Christian football coach fired from a Washington high school for praying on the field after games. At the passing of HB 225, Governor DeSantis stated, “You have a right to free expression of religion. If the government is denying your right to say a prayer before the game, they are infringing your speech.”

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