Atheist Group to H.S. Football Team: Punt the Prayers
An atheist group is demanding that a Georgia high school football team stop praying.
The American Humanist Association is accusing coaches at Chestatee High School of quoting scripture on team documents and leading the team in prayer. The group is threatening to sue.
In a letter to the school, American Humanist Association said, “This type of religious activity, by government employees in the course of their duties as public school football coaches, is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause [of the First Amendment]."
Tommy Bowden, former head football coach at Clemson University, was on “Fox and Friends to weigh in. He said that those high school coaches have a great case.
“If you look at the history with every president we've had from George Washington to President Obama has put his hand on the Bible asking for guidance and wisdom, direction to lead this country. […] Our Supreme [Court justices walk] up the steps every day. Right above them sitting on a concrete slab is Moses with tablets on each leg written by God almighty himself, the same God that the high school coach is praying to,” Bowden said.
According to Bowden, the coaches are obviously just trying to impart wisdom.