These Cheerleaders Are Leading Prayers Before Football Games Because Screw You, Atheists, That’s Why

Oneida High School in Tennessee used to announce prayers over the public address system before football games, in direct defiance of a Supreme Court decision banning such school-sponsored activities, but that’s since changed after the ACLU and FFRF wrote letters to TN districts warning them of the legal problems:



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Viral Picture of Two Arkansas State Football Players Accidentally Reveals Church/State Violation

Over the weekend, Arkansas State’s football players Jemar Clark and Darion Griswold happened to sit on the bench next to each other when the television cameras caught them at just the right moment. Even @SportsCenter remarked on the inadvertent humor of two jerseys reading “Clark Griswold“:

Hilarious. Lots of retweets. Everyone had a good laugh.

Just one problem: Why were there Christian crosses on their helmets?

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Cricket Expert Told He Can’t Umpire Game Between Church Teams Because His Ancestor was a Bishop 200 Years Ago

I didn’t even know the Vatican had a cricket team, but they do, and the roster is filled with “priests, deacons and seminarians studying in Rome.” In the spirit of goodwill, the Vatican XI (clever) decided to play an exhibition match against the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI. Anglicans versus Catholics. Should be fun.

Playwright and experienced cricket player Michael Claughton heard about the match and offered to be the umpire. But he was rejected for the strangest of reasons:

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The Daily Caller Is Wrong: Atheists Aren’t Trying to Ban “All Religious Expression” at High School Football Games

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the public high school football teams in Florida’s Orange and Seminole Counties. After discovering that coaches were leading team prayers and there were “team chaplains,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation called for a full stop on the church/state violations.

We already know students and parents on the team have no idea what this issue is really about since they were praying on the field after last Friday’s game in protest. Even though no one was ever stopping them from doing that.

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After Apopka High’s Football Game Last Night, Christians Prayed on the Field in the Most Meaningless Protest Ever

A couple of days ago, we learned that public high schools in Florida’s Orange and Seminole Counties had football coaches leading team prayers, not to mention team chaplains. It’s about as egregious a church/state violation as you’ll ever see at a high school.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to those districts warning them about the constitutional concerns and, to their credit, the districts took action, saying the coach-led prayers would stop and the chaplains were no longer permitted to pray with the teams. They could pray on their own time — and the students were always permitted to pray by themselves — but the adults could no longer coerce the students into praying (directly or indirectly).

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