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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A day after the American Humanist Association threatened to sue a Georgia school district for permitting coaches to use the football program to promote religious acts and messages, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) lashed out against "liberal atheist interest groups" Wednesday for "trying to bully" high schoolers.

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Acting on behalf of an unnamed Hall County citizen, the AHA accused the county of violating the First Amendment by allowing Gainesville's Chestatee High School football coaches to organize team prayers and promote biblical messages on team documents and pre-game banners.

"At times, the head coach has led the prayers, which is an egregious violation of the Establishment Clause," the AHA alleged in a letter to school officials Tuesday. "This involvement in prayer as a ‘participant, an organizer, and a leader' would unquestionably ‘lead a reasonable observer to conclude that he was endorsing religion.'"

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"In response to the complaint, hundreds of Gainesville community members gathered in the middle of the CHS football field for an impromptu prayer rally on Wednesday and Thursday. "

The south will rise, again.

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-16 10:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, that's what I meant. Republican.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-17 12:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

In school I only prayed for two things before a game. Quietly during the national anthem, I prayed not to be injured and to give the opposing team quarterback at least one snot bubble when sacking him.

#3 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2014-08-17 01:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Forget it, Jake...it's Georgia.

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#4 | Posted by Dave at 2014-08-17 07:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

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