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Atheist Group Gets Religious Expression Banned From HS Football Games
Sep 3, 2014 • Daily CallerStarting this season, team chaplains, signs with Bible verses and praying before games will all be banned from Orange County public schools in Florida, thanks to an atheist activist group who sent a threatening letter to the district's superintendent ... More
Prayer debate affects Central Florida sports teams
Sep 25, 2014 • News 13 OrlandoPrayer in schools has been a hot button issue for decades. The controversy is in the forefront once again with Orange County Public Schools decision to ban chaplains and prohibit staff members from leading prayer at sporting events. The Wisconsin-based ... More
Bow down: Chaplains, religious expression banned from Central Florida high ...
Sep 2, 2014 • Watchdog.orgThe groups says it has 20,000 members, of which 950 live in Florida. While religion may not be for everyone, there's been no shortage of student progress at Apopka High School, according to Todd Lamphere, now former chaplain of Apopka's Blue Darter ... More
Florida School District Replaces Chaplains With 'Life Coaches' Following ...
Aug 31, 2014 • Crossmap... Christian minister unique access to befriend and proselytize student athletes," the letter states, referring to reports that Todd Lamphere, pastor of The Venue Church in Apopka, Florida, has been serving as chaplain of the Apopka High School ... More
Meetings set for three major road projects
Sep 24, 2014 • Daily CommercialThe Central Florida Expressway Authority will hold a pre-construction community open house today in Apopka for the agency's first section of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) to be built from near U.S. Highway 441 and the Plymouth Sorrento Road to ... More
Prosecution of public prayer
Sep 3, 2014 • The Independent Florida Alligator... chaplains and other school staff are not allowed to participate in or lead prayer before or after football games, even if prayer before the game has been a long standing tradition for many OCPS schools, including my alma mater, Apopka High School. More
Football Chaplains Banned at Florida's Orange County High Schools
Sep 9, 2014 • BJC Blog from the Capital (blog)Their letter cited instances of Apopka High School football players praying with Pastor Todd Lamphere of The Venue Church, which meets at Apopka High and two Seminole County public schools. The Sunshine State News reports the ban also includes signs ... More
Baseball will lean on experience in 2015
Sep 25, 2014 • LipscombSports.comCrisan was a PerfectGame Underclass Honorable Mention All-America in both 2012 and 2013 while at Apopka High School in Florida. Lipscomb made a splash over the summer with the signing of 2014 Louisville Slugger All-American, Tyler Brown out of ... More
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