Those secular bastards at Freedom From Religion are putting faith under fire. Florida high school chaplain, Pastor Troy Schmidt is utterly appalled the free expression of his "faith" is under attack. Because there just may be players who are not Christians or don't believe that particular spiritual dogma on his Florida (yes, of course Florida) high school football team, that shouldn't prevent Muslims or Atheists from having the chance to hear a shout out to Jesus to ensure a winning season.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck is the expert here because her husband Tim, not Matt, was on SEVEN different NFL teams and never was forced to stop praying. Perhaps he wasn't praying correctly because his greatest accomplishment was being the backup to Eli Manning, who has had some seriously disastrous games. Somehow, Timmy wasn't the savior that god was supposed to put in the game.
In the Orange County, Florida area, the coaches, booster club, parents, players and just about everyone they know prays to baby Jesus, so this is just those unconstitutional Atheists at it again. Even though the First Amendment states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, which prevents a publicly funded school from favoring one religion over another, Pastor Schmidt insists the First Amendment is being twisted to benefit those dirty godless bullies.
Their argument is validated by NCAA Coach Bobby Bowden who, when asked about prayer, said,
I did it anyway at Florida State. I don't care about political correctness, I want to be spiritually correct; because that's where we're gonna spend eternity. The belief in god, the belief in Christ, as far as we Christians are concerned, ya know, that has to come first and by having our faith and trust in HIM
In keeping with the Right Wing's need to offend Native American tribes, the Pastor makes the chopping motion that is associated with the "Noles" because he says, AMEN. It's just a sissy liberal campaign to rid teams of mascots that are pejorative and insensitive to a particular demographic. Hasselbeck and Schmidt feel vindicated by Bowden's rant because he validated the very real need for public prayer in a sports setting
Schmidt denounces that nasty title of life coach. He and his church associates will continue to serve meals to the players even though they can't pray before or after eating. He will press on with his crusade to Christianize football, no matter how much it violates the Constitution because Jesus and Fox News told him to do it.