Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Associated Press
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - An atheist group has asked the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga to discontinue Christian prayers before football games.
UTC Associate Vice Chancellor Chuck Cantrell told the Chattanooga Times Free Press the university is reviewing a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
The same group complained to the Hamilton County Commission about prayer. Later, county residents Tommy Coleman and Brandon Jones filed a lawsuit, seeking to stop it.
The atheist organization sent a letter to Chancellor Roger Brown, asking the university to halt what group Co-President Laurie Gaylor described as "unlawful university sponsorship of Christian prayer."