A Public High School Baseball Dynasty Built on… Prayer?

Owasso High School in Oklahoma has a baseball dynasty on their hands:



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In Idaho, Concerned Citizen Called the Cops on a Student Who Gave Away Copies of a Banned “Anti-Christian” Book

Earlier this month, Hemant¬†reported¬†how the largest school district in Idaho saw fit to ban Sherman Alexie‘s celebrated youth novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian on account of it being “obscene” and anti-Christian.

The second-best response to the whole affair came from Gretchen Caserotti, a librarian in Meridian, Idaho, who noted dryly that thanks to the unnecessary controversy, the book is now in high demand in local public libraries such as hers.

But for the best response, we turn to Mountain View High School junior Brady Kissel.

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A School-Sponsored Military Memorial Retreat Featured a Christian Prayer and Skeptics Are Pushing Back

Over the weekend, the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega campus held a Memorial Retreat for its Corps of Cadets. While most of the retreat went well, one portion of the ceremony stood out to the skeptics in attendance.

When a chaplain delivered the invocation prayer, it was purely sectarian, made “in Jesus’ name.” This would be a problem if that happened at a city council meeting — the Supreme Court will be ruling on that very issue soon — and it’s a problem here, too. At a public university, any invocations must be offered in a non-denominational way.

Thankfully, Saara Wintersgill of the UNG Students for Secular Freedom was in attendance and shot this video of the prayer:



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No One Cares About This Mix of Faith and Football

Heather Dinich, an ACC reporter for ESPN.com, opens a story about college football players on a mission trip with a rather strange comparison:



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In Ohio, Another Bible-Preaching Public High School Football Coach

What is it about football coaches that makes them more susceptible to violate the First Amendment?

The latest example of a football coach preaching Jesus to his players is Chris Wells of Middletown High School.



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