Wednesday, April 16, 2008

glad we're addressing all the serious concerns here...

Okay, so I don't want this to turn into another one of those "secular world is chipping away at what it means to be (conservative protestant) America" blogs, because those are mostly boring unless you happen to be really clever and sarcastic (hah!)...

however, couldn't resist sharing this one..

Court Rules Against Football Coach In Prayer Case

A New Jersey school board was within its rights to tell a football coach he cannot kneel and bow his head as members of his team have a student-led pre-game prayer, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday

The judges agreed that the East Brunswick Board of Education's policy barring school staff from joining in student-led prayer was constitutional.

What the crap... a high school football coach can't even silently participate in a pre-game prayer led by his teammates, and certainly can't guide the young guys in a few words in advance of the game.

People who fight these fights are concentrating their considerable efforts on the wrong freaking battles. Let a high school football coach huddle up his players and ask the Creator to please consider endowing the kids with a little clarity of mind so they don't get crippled out there. If the biggest transgression against your little snot factory is a coach bows his head when some of the players pray together, the kid's got a pretty damned good life.

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