Monday, September 10, 2012

Rally To Pray: Hundreds of Christians Hold ‘Rally to Pray’ to Defend High School Football Coach Against Atheist Attacks

In August, TheBlaze told you about the battle unfolding in LaFayette, Georgia, between a high school football coach and the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), an atheist-activist non-profit. As we originally reported, the organization is taking the coach to task, claiming that he violated the First Amendment by allowing local churches to prepare meals for team members. Now — the local community is coming to his defense, using prayer as a tool to defeat the group.
The FFRF claimed in an initial letter that was sent to the school that Ridgeland High School coach Mark Mariakis prayed with the football players, used Bible verses in motivational speeches and on team shirts and took part on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a faith-based organization.
The group also said that a minister typically delivers Christian-themed remarks to the players — another violation that has the activists fired up. The FFRF and its supporters want these practices to be ceased. But, believers and supporters of Mariakis aren‘t taking the group’s demands lightly.
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