Satanists: Students Invited It to Protest Coach’s Prayers

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

BREAKING: High school boots praying football coach.

A Christian high school football coach who has been defying orders to end post-game prayers on the pitch will be accompanied by Satanists on Thursday evening if he chooses to continue the practice.In the dispute between the Bremerton School District and its football coach leading prayers, Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn was right to back the district.

Bremerton High School officials have warned coach Joe Kennedy not to pray at the 50-yard line anymore, where his players voluntarily joined in, but he has carried on without consequence. Kennedy, who is a devout Christian, had been under investigation since September after someone complained about his post-game prayers at the 50-yard-line. If it’s going to be open, it’s going to be open to everyone, including us.” Coach Kennedy’s attorneys from the Texas-based Liberty Institute dispute the claim that Kennedy’s prayers automatically turn the field into a public venue, pointing out the prayers are silent. He was also ordered to avoid kneeling, bowing his head or doing anything that could remotely be seen as religious. “You violated those directives by engaging in overt, public and demonstrative religious conduct while still on duty as an assistant coach,” Leavell wrote. Leavell had offered to let the coach engage in “private prayer” following the football games — provided no child could see the coach petitioning the Almighty.

His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook. But constitutional protections that prohibit public-school officials from leading prayer at school events are clear and they’re not anti-religion — really, they’re just the opposite.

The nation was founded by people who sought freedom to worship on their own terms — free from government or a majority pressuring them one way or another. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) led the effort in signing the letter. “The Establishment Clause exists to ensure that the government cannot affirmatively impose or elevate one religion over another,” it reads. “However, it does not prohibit the government from referencing religion altogether, nor does it require that government officials proactively scrub all references of religion from the public square.” Public employees — whether they are coaches in Bremerton or county clerks providing marriage licenses in Kentucky — don’t have to abandon their religion at the door. But their defiance may still become a wedge issue for those looking to exploit constitutional loopholes — such as the historical practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer — and lower the wall between church and state.

That’s how Kennedy is being used by Texas-based religious activists and a group of conservatives in Congress that on Tuesday weighed in to support him. Bremerton school officials must move quickly to resolve this personnel dispute before it spirals further out of control — Satanists joining the prayer circle are just the start.

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