High School Football Players Who Don’t Understand the Law Defend Their Praying Head Coach

The other day, I posted about how the head football coach at Naperville Central High School in Illinois had been praying with his team:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation had sent a warning letter to the District. In response, Superintendent Dan Bridges promised that the coach didn’t (and wouldn’t) lead prayers. Which is a good start, but he also can’t participate in them. That’s an issue the District didn’t address, prompting a second letter from FFRF.

The story has since hit the local media and, of course, everyone’s siding with Coach Michael Stine because they don’t understand how laws work.

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If the Air Force Academy Football Team Prays Before Games, Is That Government Promotion of Religion?

When it comes to football games, even atheists have said that athletes are allowed to pray on their own before a game.

But when we’re talking about the U.S. Air Force Academy, though, the rules are a little different. That’s because the students are technically conducting official government business at all times — even during a football game and even during their practices. When they pray publicly, then, they’re promoting a particular faith.



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Stop Mocking Tim Tebow for Choosing to Remain Abstinent

Tim Tebow, the NFL quarterback arguably better known for his religious convictions, was reportedly dumped by former Miss USA and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo because he wouldn’t give up his virginity for her. (Because Jesus.)



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Winless Tennessee High School Football Team Also in Trouble for Christian Coach’s Proselytizing

It’s bad enough when public high school football coaches preach to the athletes. But it’s downright stupid when they publicize it, assuming everyone will just accept the practice as normal.

At Cannon County High School in Tennessee, head coach T. J. Daniels has been pushing Christianity on the students for years — and a local newspaper included a report all about it:



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At Florida High School, Football Coach’s Main Goal is to Convert Students to Christianity

Jeremy Brown became the head football coach at Mosley High School (in Florida) nearly three years ago. And how has the team done since then? If you ask Brown, very well. That has nothing to do with their record — which, this season, was an unimpressive 4-6 — but that’s not the point.

Here’s Brown explaining to WJHG News how he knows his team has been successful:



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