University of Tennessee: We’re Keeping Our Pre-Game Prayers

About a week ago, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga said they would stop their practice of public Christian prayers before home football games. But what about UTC’s sibling school, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville? That’s the school with the major football program, the school where Peyton Manning played, the school where the exact same [Read More...]

Who Needs A Coach When You Have Prayer?

Marathon runner Ryan Hall has had a rough year. He developed plantar fasciitis on his left foot, which lead to a hamstring injury (causing him to drop out of the Olympic Marathon), which lead to a quad injury, which means he’s missing the New York City Marathon this November.  He hasn’t been able to run for three [Read More...]

Brendon Ayanbadejo is An Awesome Gay Rights Ambassador

About a week ago, I talked about Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and his amazing letter about gay rights. I didn’t get terribly far into how Kluwe came to write that letter, and in doing so, I only briefly touched on the other hero of that story, Brendon Ayanbadejo. Here’s a recap: Ayanbadejo had participated in a video [Read More...]

A Challenge to Football Prayers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Freedom From Religion Foundation only sends complaint letters to groups violating church/state separation if someone contacts them about it. In other words, they don’t seek out random challenges. Recently, students from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga informed FFRF about public prayers that took place at football games. To their credit, UTC officials said [Read More...]

If You Attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville…

Now that the public Christian prayers before home football games have been stopped at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, some locals are worrying that the church/state separationistas will go after the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (a.k.a. The Home That Peyton Manning Built) for doing the same thing: “We wouldn’t have the capability to go [Read More...]