HolyCoast: Not Only Can't You Pray At a School Event, You Can't Even Bow Your Head

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Not Only Can't You Pray At a School Event, You Can't Even Bow Your Head

Some football coaches are in trouble for something they did with their players. They said a prayer.

That has the school district taking action.

And the policy, while it may be the law, has plenty of people up in arms.

Every school district has a responsibility to follow the law, and separate private faith from public school. It can be a fine line at times. One crossed in Sumner County, it seems, when the coaches didn’t say a word during a student-led prayer, but they did bow their heads.

In a town like Westmoreland, faith and football seem to matter.

“We’re just respectful, God-fearing people up here,” resident Tony Bentle said.

Bentle called games for Westmoreland High School for 42 years.

“A lot of history. A lot of changes. A lot of football,” he said.

So when he, like a lot of people, heard what happened after a recent game at the middle school.

“It actually blew my mind, that we had come to that point,” he said. “Nobody in this town is offended if you pray. Nobody.”

During a student-originated, student-led prayer, four coaches bowed their heads. They didn’t say a word.
Apparently even bowing your head constitutes an endorsement of prayer. I can't imagine what would happen if a player sneezed and a coach said "God bless you".


Sam L. said...

What? There's a law that says you can't check really really good to make sure your shoes are tied?

Nightingale said...

Time for Christians to legally push back.

Anonymous said...

[Hi Holy...I read this bit on the net. Roger]

Bounty Needed for Backstabbers?

The anti-American Jesus-bashers at the ACLU don't want to see any bowing heads at football games. Those shmucks don't mind if their Israel wants to be a Jewish country, but they see red when Americans want to honor their Christian traditions! Fed up with those subversive devils? Google or MSN "Unamericans Fight Franklin Graham," "Separation of Raunch and State," and "Obama Fulfilling the Bible." Can anyone figure out how to silence the bloodsuckers and ingrates in the ACLU and in Hollywood who love to backstab their best friends (especially evangelicals)?