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Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), a former NFL player, has asked the NFL to allow churches to show the Super Bowl on big screen TVs.
"It makes no sense to me that churches would be prevented from providing a safe, friendly, and alcohol-free environment for fans to watch the Super Bowl," Shuler said in a news release from his office. "As a former player and an active church member, I have participated in these fellowship events and understand their value."
Churches, because of federal copyright law, can't show the game on a screen larger than 55 inches.