When a Public High School Football Coach Takes His Team to Church for Food and Sermons, Why Is Anyone Defending Him?

Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Georgia has a problem. The football team is led by someone who thinks it’s his duty to preach to students instead of just coaching them. According to a letter (PDF) the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Walker County Schools superintendent: … on game day, [coach Mark] Mariakis takes the [Read More...]

Skip Bayless Wasn’t Censored and Tim Tebow’s Pose Wasn’t Blasphemy

ESPN loves shows featuring talking heads. They’ll invite columnists with personalities to talk about any sports-related topic and the worst sin they can commit is being boring. On Friday, one of their regulars, Skip Bayless, was eager to talk about this picture from GQ featuring a Jesus-like Tim Tebow: Bayless tweeted this in advance of [Read More...]

Memo to Mississippi: You Can’t Have School-Sponsored Prayers at Football Games

For many Christians, it’s not enough that they can pray silently to themselves before a big game. It’s not even enough that they can pray out loud while they’re sitting in the bleachers. They won’t rest until their Christian prayers are recited over the intercom system so the whole stadium can hear them. And that’s [Read More...]

This Will Go Over Well with Tim Tebow’s Christian Fan Club

From GQ‘s September cover story on Tim Tebow: (via Christian Nightmares) [Read more...]

Seen in St. Paul Tonight

The game featuring the Mr. Paul Aints minor league baseball team took place tonight. At the moment, they’re losing 2-0… so, um, say your prayers! American Atheists’ Dave Silverman threw out the first pitch. From what I hear, the ball *almost* made it to the plate. Guess he should stick to his day job [Read more...]