A Public High School Baseball Dynasty Built on… Prayer?

Owasso High School in Oklahoma has a baseball dynasty on their hands:



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Radio Host, Discussing Donald Sterling’s Comments, Argues “All Racists Must Be Atheists”

This morning, on Dan Caplis‘ KNUS radio show in Colorado, the host was discussing the (alleged) racist comments made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

And in the process, he argued that all racists had to be atheists.

You have to hear this to believe it.



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No One Cares About This Mix of Faith and Football

Heather Dinich, an ACC reporter for ESPN.com, opens a story about college football players on a mission trip with a rather strange comparison:



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In Ohio, Another Bible-Preaching Public High School Football Coach

What is it about football coaches that makes them more susceptible to violate the First Amendment?

The latest example of a football coach preaching Jesus to his players is Chris Wells of Middletown High School.



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#ClemsonStrong Just Proves My Point: There’s No Room on the Football Team for Non-Religious Players

I really don’t understand how anyone could look at the situation taking place on the Clemson University football team — where the coach’s Christianity is allowed to run rampant and players are pressured to attend religious events even if it’s outside of practice — and think it’s okay.

My theory is that they don’t think it’s a big deal because it’s the faith of the majority. “Everyone” in South Carolina is Christian, so what’s the big deal if it seeps onto the football field?

But that’s precisely the problem. Everyone on the team, Coach Dabo Swinney included, can practice their faith as they wish, but when you’re in uniform representing a public university, there’s no room for proselytizing. No non-Christian player should have to choose between pretending to be religious to curry favor with the coach and being true to their own beliefs. There’s plenty of opportunity to hold religious events off the field — so why not just leave it there?. (I’d say the same thing if we were talking about an atheist coach pressuring players to stop believing in God. As if that would ever happen.)

Ellen Meny wrote an article for The Tiger News, the school’s newspaper, that’s downright hilarious. Meny wants to say that there’s no proselytizing problem and groups like the Freedom From Religion Foundation are making a big deal out of nothing:

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