Geez, the months-long fracas with Cambridge Christian School lends new meaning to the term "political football."
And like a hotly contested game, much of the coverage has moved the ball up and down the field, without a goal.
At least an NPR outlet in Florida has spelled out the basic constitutional conflict that could affect freedoms for the rest of us. With a few glaring omissions, which we'll get into later.
The immediate issue is over prayer. As a Christian school, the Tampa-based Cambridge does a lot of it. So does its football team, the Lancers, including over stadium sound systems.
That brought them toe to toe after regional playoffs in December. Just before the championship game at Camping World Stadium in Orlando (aka the Citrus Bowl), the Lancers wanted their amplified prayer time. The Florida High School Athletic Association said no. Now the matter is in court.
What's new in the NPR story is clarity: having an outside expert explain the clashing values in the nation's founding document: