400 Students Take Matters Into Own Hands After Atheists Tell Coach Not to Pray

When the atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to Georgia’s East Coweta High School warning them that a tradition of coaches leading or participating in prayer with student athletes was impermissible, they probably thought they had already won the battle.

In a way, they did: The coaches didn’t lead the students in prayer. But that didn’t mean the players — or the fans — weren’t going to bow their heads before the Lord.

Instead, when East Coweta took the field for a recent Friday night game, according to WAGA-TV, they had more than just the football players bowing their heads.

“Our students have done a great job and our students took it upon themselves to organize a prayer with our students in the stands before the game. Instead of it being 100 players praying, it turned into 400 students praying,” East Coweta coach John Small told the Christian Post. That’s their right and we are going to support them in that.”

And, as you can see, things seemed to have worked.

The whole thing began when the FFRF sent a letter to Superintendent Steve Barker on Oct. 25 about Coach Small’s praying with the team.

In a statement, the FFRF said they informed the district “that it is illegal for public school athletic coaches to further personal religious beliefs by leading their teams in prayer. Coach-led prayers, FFRF points out, equate to a government advancement and endorsement of religion — a stark violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”

“Not only must public school coaches refrain from leading prayer themselves, but also from participating in students’ prayers, FFRF informed the district. When a public school employee in that official role organizes and advocates for team prayer, religion is endorsed on the district’s behalf.”

A memorandum drawn up by the school district said that the coaches couldn’t “bow their heads” or “manifest approval” if students led the prayer themselves, but they could still be there for it.

“We are not allowed to be in the middle of it but we have a right to be there with our players. We don’t have to flee (the scene),” Small told the Christian Post.

“If my head is bowed, nobody can tell me what I am thinking. I am not leading the prayer. I am there supporting my kids. Whether I am praying or not, nobody can say I am or I ain’t.”

As you can see, the new student-led prayer certainly didn’t make for any less prayer on the football field.

Small says that it’s “really turned into a positive” for the team.

SHOCK REPORT: Roger Goodell To Be AXED Soon, Look Which Coach Will Take His Place

It has been recently rumored that Goodell’s days are numbered as the NFL commissioner, according to a new report by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

According to the New York Post, Jerry Jones is ready to take down Roger Goodell. The Cowboy’s owner was on a conference call recently discussing whether they could halt the contract extension for Roger Goodell, according to ESPN.

Jones has tried to stop the talks for the last month, says Sports Business Daily. Apparently, he’s not happy that Goodell hit Ezekiel Elliot with a six-game suspension.

The NFL has lost 3.3 million viewers since Colin Kaepernick started kneeling.

Share this if you think it is time for Roger Goodell to go! Let’s send him a message.

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PISSED Cowboys Coach Just Showed Up With Special Surprise For ALL Protesters Who Come To His Field

Colin Kaepernick may not be playing in the National Football League this season, but he has left a legacy in the game that should have died with his career.

It would seem that many players wouldn’t want to pick up where he left off with his anti-American protesting, for sake of preserving their reputation, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. The preseason was kicked off with several playersparking their backsides on the bench during the National Anthem, in a show of defiance against our country and our president.

Proud Americans waited to see if the NFL would take action against these players before the season went into full swing. Many people hoped that the league commissioner would set the record straight that this a sport and not a place for politics, and the platform should be used to show respect for the country.

Commissioner Roger Goodell went a different direction, sympathizing with the protesting players instead of condemning their disrespectful sideline antics. He told American fans and spectators to be “more understanding” of what they are trying to say with their protests.

The head coach of the Dallas Cowboys doesn’t seem to agree with the Commissioner’s apologetic approach and has something else planned for these anti-American stars who are paid millions to play a game – not make negative political statements.

When asked during a question-and-answer session at a training camp on Monday if protesting players were going to be a problem this season, Goodell told ESPN“It’s one of those things where we have to understand that there are people who have different viewpoints.

“It’s something that I think everybody wants,” Goodell added. “The national anthem is a special moment for me. It’s a point of pride. That is a really important moment but we also have to understand the other side – that people do have rights, and we want to respect those.”

Proving that the National Anthem truly is special to Cowboys’ coach Jason Garrett, he and his team will be showing the other players a little thing about respect.

When anti-American athletes take the field against Cowboys players, they are going to see what honoring our country looks like, since the team and their coach have always and will continue to stand for the anthem, which Garrett said is “sacred.”

In light of all the preseason protest debauchery, Garrett put it bluntly.

CBS News reports:

Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett addressed his stance on national anthem protests at his daily press conference on Tuesday.

Garrett declined to answer multiple questions on the issue before saying, “there’s no question in my mind the National Anthem is sacred, the flag is sacred and our team has demonstrated that.”

This is the exact stance that every coach of every team should take since the NFL Commissioner refused to prioritize patriotism over the sport. The players, franchises, and the NFL as a whole make a lot of money for the massive public platform to be abused in this way.

It’s clear that the Dallas Cowboys is run by a real leader and it’s probably no coincidence that their franchise is one of the wealthiest and most respected in the league. Other teams should take note and run their operation like Garrett – with respect and honor for our flag and freedom and the real heroes who gave their life defending both.

While everyone is entitled to their opinion and can share it how they wish, there’s a time and a place to do so and a responsibility to impressionable fans who look up to you. Athletes are on the field to play a game and represent good sportsmanship to not only their team but as a citizen of this great nation that has afforded them the ability to make millions playing sports.

There’s a lot more that people can do with their time than sit around and give these players the attention they so desire with their “protests.” We’ll see how important this message is to these people when they arrive on Sunday to play in a practically empty stadium – but that won’t be the case for the Cowboys who will always have their fan base because of what they stand for.

Source:freedomdaily.com