A coach was told if he took a knee WITH the kids he could lose his job.
The FFRF is a group of perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers from Wisconsin who apparently troll Facebook preying on small towns and school districts. They are very unpleasant people.
“Coach Metcalf’s conduct is unconstitutional because he endorses and promotes his religion when acting in his official capacity as a school district employee,” FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote in a letter to the school district.
They alleged that a middle school football coach who takes a knee with his team to pray is a “serious and flagrant violation of the First Amendment.”
As a result of the FFRF’s letter, the school district launched an investigation and determined the coach was guilty of bowing his head and taking a knee.
WCTV reports the coach was served with a “Letter of Professional Guidance” – and warned he would be disciplined if it happens again.
In other words, it was a slap on the wrist.
But the school district’s actions clearly demonstrate that the Wakulla County Schools is hostile to people of faith.
Coach Metcalf is not speaking publicly about the incident, but many of his friends are outraged.
“It’s infuriating,” Jeremy Smith told me. “Eddie was not preaching or teaching or proselytizing or evangelizing. He was reverently nodding his head.”
Smith and Metcalf are longtime friends and attend the same church. He said the coach is just a good man who cares about his players.
“This coach has poured his life into this town,” Smith said. “When you hear about men among men – he is that kind of man.”
Smith and many others in the community are organizing a group to defend the coach and send a message to the school district. They want the prayer policy changed.
Read the rest at: NOPrayer