The Brandon High School marching band was barred from performing its halftime show. That didn’t stop a group of fans from joining together to sing the song.
It all started when one individual started to sing the iconic chorus alone. Then, one by one, people stood and joined in until a makeshift choir filled the stadium with a unified sound.
“At that moment, I was so proud of my town – coming together and taking a stand for something we believe in,” participant Brittany Mann told Fox News. “It breaks my heart to see where our country is going — getting farther and farther away from the Christian beliefs that our country was founded on.”
The story from Mississippi, mirrors a scene from the forthcoming Erwin Brothers film Woodlawn. Following the singing of the National Anthem at the game between Woodlawn and Banks, football coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop) asks team chaplain Hank Erwin (Sean Astin) to lead a crowd of more than 40,000 in an impromptu recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. After a school board representative pulls the plug on Erwin’s microphone, the fans keep the prayer going all the way until the final “Amen.”
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