Thousands of "Let Us Pray" shirts printed for Bell Co. football game

Friday night will mark Bell County High School's first home football game since the district was forced to do away with the pre-game prayer.

In August the district received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

State attorneys then advised them to discontinue prayer over the loudspeaker.

A group of students came to Ideal Print Shop in Middlesboro wanting to get a few shirts printed that said "Let Us Pray." The store owners decided to print the shirts for free and give them to anyone who wants one.

Now weeks later, they've finally finished the printing.

"We thought 1000 would be plenty, but we kept upping the quantity. Now we're turned out a little over 2300. The game's tomorrow, so I'd say we're wrapping it up now," said Shawn Collins, Owner of Ideal Print Shop.

Supporters of the prayer plan to wear the shirts at Friday night's game and say the Lord's Prayer aloud during the moment of silence.


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