“I know we do it in other venues, and I don’t have any problem with (people) doing that. I don’t think it’s offensive. Basically those who are listening are not required to do anything, so I don’t think it’s a problem.”

Bruce Petersen, Apple Valley

“I actually don’t care either way… If they (the players) want to do it, they can do it. If they don’t want to, they don’t have to participate.”

Shelby Hanna, Mount Vernon

“I have no problem with it… The country’s founded on Christian principals and I encourage it.”

Ken Farnham, Mount Vernon

“Personally I think it’s very (appropriate). I agree with it. But I understand there’s a controversy about it.”

Mary Ball, Mount Vernon

“I think it’s up to each individual school and the community they’re in.” — Anna Maham, Chesterville

“I’m fine with it honestly, just because you can either join in if you want to or you can choose not to. But if they’re making it mandatory, then absolutely not because I also believe in freedom of religion.” — Lolita Walker, Mount Vernon


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