YES...your church CAN legally have a Super Bowl Party! And you can show the game on a big screen. Thanks to Attorney John Whitehead from The Rutherford Institute for being a guest on the Morning Show and giving us all of the details. Here's a summary of what he said:
-Churches can legally host superbowl parties on their premisis
-Churches may show the game on whatever size screen they want
-Churches may NOT charge admission, however they may take up a donation to help with the cost of the event, if desired.
-The term Superbowl is copyrighted by the NFL, so to be on the safe side, churches may want to call the event a "Big Game Party" or something similar.
For more info about the Rutherford Institute, visit:
"Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.
The Rutherford Institute has emerged as one of the nation's leading advocates of civil liberties and human rights, litigating in the courts and educating the public on a wide spectrum of issues affecting individual freedom in the United States and around the world."