The Freedom from Religion Foundation, an Athiest Group out of Wisconsin is fired up about Evansville Reitz’ high school football coach Andy Hape for prayin’ with his team after a win in October.
They’re askin’ for an investigation into ole boy because, in their minds, he committed a “serious and flagrant violation of the First Amendment” by praying with his team. Really bruh?
They even wrote a letter to the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp sayin’, “It is illegal for public school athletic coaches to lead their teams in prayer, participate in student prayers, or to otherwise promote religion to students.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Sounds like these cats need something to do with their time and they definitely need to re-read the First Amendment too.
It’s specifically says that congress shall make no law respectin’ an establishment of religion, or prohibitin’ the free exercise thereof. It doesn’t say that a coach can’t pray with his team and it’s not like he forced them to pray.
Now we all know that there is a seperation of church and state. However, coaches are more than just teachers, administrators and someone that runs the football program at the high school.
They’re mentors, the chauffeurs, counselors, uncles and father figures for many of these young men. So the relationship on the field with these kids are much deeper than that of a normal teacher or administrator at the school.
So prayin’ for and with his players is completely acceptable in my opinion. Ben Davis just won the Class 6A State Title goin’ 14-0 and coach Mike Kirschner ALWAYS prays for and with his players. Why? Because they need prayer. The world some of these kids live in is too dangerous not to constantly be in prayer for them.
The night before trainin’ camp started one of Ben Davis’ best players and team leaders, Rondell Allen, was shot multiple times and almost lost his life. Prayer is NECESSARY bruh!!! When the streets are real out here these kids need prayer. When temptation is lurkin’ around EVERY corner prayer is always necessary. Tell the duns the Freedom from Religion Foundation to come to the city and coach some of these kids. They’ll be askin’ God to help them get through the process.
Livin’ in this world we all need prayer. If you’re not interested in prayin’ then don’t pray. We serve a God of free will. He’s not forcin’ anyone to serve him. He’s goin’ to be God with or without you. With all of the problems these kids are facin’ today it’s almost scary not pray for them.
I applaud any coach that deems it necessary to pray with his team. Coach Kirschner is one of my favorite high school coaches and I stand in agreement to him throwin’ up some timber for the kids that he coaches and loves.
So big shout to coach Hape down in Evansville for representin’ for his kids and bein’ willin’ to acknowledge that God is God. Keep doin’ your thing and stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) Throw up timber: verb – to pray for someone
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo is real talk today!