Football fans who also happen to be churchgoers might be in trouble again this year if they choose to attend a Super Bowl party at their usual place of worship. According to Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the National Football League, the law that prohibits congregations from viewing the biggest game of the year on large TV screens still stands. “It's not a church issue, it's a copyright issue,” McCarthy said. Large Super Bowl gatherings, whether they happen at churches or theaters, erode TV ratings and could negatively impact advertising revenues, McCarthy said. But John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, says he is disappointed that churches aren't willing to sue for the right to host large screenings. “They ought to stand up and fight back,” he says.