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Air Force Academy to Continue with Pre-Game Prayers

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Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 11:59 AM

Air Force Academy football players may continue to take a Tim Tebow-style pre-game prayer break on the field, officials say.

The decision comes after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the practice, Air Force Times reports.

"An inquiry was initiated, which found the football players' actions to be consistent with Air Force Instruction 1-1 and its guidance on the free exercise of religion and religious accommodation," Academy officials said in a statement, the newspaper reports.

The complaint came after the Falcons, dropping to one knee, prayed in the end zone after their Nov. 28 game against the University of New Mexico – and then did it again at their next game against San Diego State University.

The Foundation's founder and president, Mikey Weinstein, tells the newspaper he's considering going to federal court to get an injunction "to stop this pernicious and pervasive practice of fundamentalist Christian supremacy, triumphalism and exhibitionism."


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Air Force Academy football players may continue to take a Tim Tebow-style pre-game prayer break on the field, officials say. The decision comes after a complaint from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation about the practice, Air Force Times reports....
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