In 2014, the head coach of the Mooresville High School football team in North Carolina, Hal Capps, was told he could no longer lead his players in prayer. It was illegal, and he faced a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation if he kept it up. He promised to stop and some of the players vowed to keep the prayers going (as they had the right to do).
If you were going to hire Capps to be your school’s new football coach, then, surely the interview would involved asking him about his mistake. Could he respect church/state separation?
That’s not what Seneca High School (South Carolina) Principal Cliff Roberts asked. Instead, Roberts hired Capps earlier this year via a text message conversation that appeared to center around their mutual love of Christ.