The Freedom from Religion Foundation wants Christian prayers before U-T-C football games halted.
The University received a letter from the Madison, Wisconsin organization in May calling the traditional prayers "unlawful".
Its not what happens during UTC home games....it's the prayer before the kickoff that the Freedom From Religion Foundation wants to stop. Its been a part of the pre-game activities for years.
UTC is taking its time deciding whether to go along with the complaint.
CHUCK CANTRELL, UTC, ASSOC. VICE CHANCELLOR "There's no obligation for us to respond or make a decision. They've asked us to consider it and we're considering it."
It's not the first time the Freedom from Religion Foundation has threatened local institutions, they sent a similar letter to the Hamilton County commission earlier this year.
The commission opened up the invocation to any religious group that applies. But two Chattanoogans have also brought suit in federal court asking for a moment of silence instead.
Federal judge Sandy Mattice has not ruled so far.
Some UTC students prefer a moment of silence.
ANDREW CARNEY, SECULAR STUDENT ALLIANCE "as a matter of policy...we feel the students, residents, family members and visitors of the area who are attending these games are not always one particular faith or religion."
The prayers over the P.A. system are provided by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
JAY FOWLER, DIR. FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES "Prayer is going to continue to happen, many players will continue to pray, people in the stadium will choose to pray..its just a matter of whether UTC is going to continue."
NICHOLAS BROWN, UTC WRESTLER, FCA MEMBER "If you want to pray, I think you have the right to pray, I mean..you're not hurting anybody...you are not affecting people that don't believe."
UTC officials say they don't know how long it will be before they decide on whether to stop the public prayer.
U-T-C's first home game will be September 13th.