In an ideal world, credit would be given where it’s due…
Over the weekend, before Texas A&M lost to Ole Miss, the Aggies held not one, not two, but three separate prayers on the field before kickoff. The first two were led by Student Body President Kyle Kelly. The third was led by Memorial Student Center President Ryan Trantham.
Kelly said the idea originated from the South Carolina game when he noticed how the Gamecocks led a prayer before the game. He said he liked the idea, but didn’t think anything more of it.
The following week, Kelly said he received a phone call from Regent Jim Schwertner, who asked if Kelly had also noticed the gameday prayer.
“Our school has got such time honored traditions and values and I thought why aren’t we doing that?” Schwertner said.
Because it’s illegal, that’s why.
The blogger at Reason Reaction recently began chatting with a college football player who happens to be a starter at a major school (in that they’re constantly mentioned in discussions about the best teams in the country).
It turns out this player is an atheist. Because of that, he didn’t reveal his identity or school, but he agreed to do an interview:
Last week, a Saudi Arabian soccer team lost to rivals from the United Arab Emirates in the Asian Champions League semi-finals.
TV footage of the match, now on YouTube, shows something horrific. Here it is:
In an article for the Cape Gazette in Delaware, editor Dave Frederick wrote about how two local football teams met at midfield after the game…
… to give thanks and put the football game into perspective, yielding to a higher power. Jevon Currie of Cape followed by Tyuane Johnson of Cambridge led services. Anyone who has first amendment issues with prayer by public school players, remember that the spontaneous display led by players is perfectly permissible.
Well, he’s right about that.
But if you scroll down the page, Frederick includes this interesting picture: