University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Will No Longer Have Christian Prayers Before Football Games

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga used to recite Christian prayers before football games. But in May, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent them a letter (PDF) asking them to put a stop to it: Our complainant, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football game attendee, reports that the invocations at football games from 2010 [Read More…]

NFL Punter Chris Kluwe Helpfully Explains Gay Marriage To A Bigot

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has voiced his support for gay marriage.  So yay! Reverend and Democratic Maryland delegate  Emmett C. Burns Jr. does not support gay marriage.  And he was “appalled and aghast” at the gall of Ayanbadejo so much so that he sent owner of the Ravens, Steve Bisciotti, an official letter of outrage.   That’s right, [Read More…]

Clemson Football Player Baptized… Why Is It Such a Big Deal?

Normally I do my best to ignore what is going on in the world of Clemson University athletics at least until November (go Gamecocks!), but this article managed to catch my eye yesterday. One of their football players, junior DeAndre Hopkins, was baptized in front of his teammates recently after practice. Their wide receivers’ coach and recruiting [Read More…]

Coach Mark Mariakis: Fire Him or Support Him?

Mark Mariakis is the public high school football coach who uses his position to proselytize to his players and bring them to Jesus. There’s now a Support Coach Mariakis Facebook event page, encouraging his supporters to attend Ridgeland High School’s first home football game on September 14th. I guess the people of Rossville, Georgia are [Read More…]

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…]


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