UTC officials are considering a request that prayers be stopped at Moc home football games.
The request came in a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation of Wisconsin.
The same group made the same request to the County Commission, and that later led to a federal lawsuit when the county did not comply.
Meanwhile, a UTC campus group is urging prayer at the games "in light of the recent attacks against prayer at the Hamilton County Commission and UTC."
Campus Christians, a ministry for college students, is hosting a “Call for Prayer” at UTC’s first home game Sept. 13 at Finley Stadium at 6 p.m.
The group said, "We are organizing this event for the community to give people an opportunity to show support for the need of prayer, to show UTC and the county commission support during this difficult time, and to initiate the beginning of having volunteers available for prayer at all home games of every sport at UTC (T-shirts will be available for free for anyone willing to commit to praying with people before games).
"This is not a protest or demonstration; rather, an opportunity for the collective body of Christ to come together in love and unity in prayer."
For more information contact Corey Garrett of Campus Christians Ministries (423-402-0344), or email firstname.lastname@example.org