Monday, September 26, 2011


Being a former high school football coach, I always thought the gridiron would be the last vestige of reverence to God and the young men who throw themselves against each other in America's game.  I also knew that when the State intervened here, the Nation would be at Risk.

We are at risk. We are at a tipping point, both fiscally and culturally.

Westmoreland, Tennesse School District did not punish the four coaches, they reeducated them on District Policy.

 "During a student-originated, student-led prayer, four coaches bowed their heads. They didn't say a     word.  But the principal and the district found out.
"We've been telling our principals to kind of be looking for those things, because that is kind of a shift in how things have been done," Sumner County Schools spokesperson Jeremy Johnson said. "It can in no way appear like it's endorsed by Sumner County Schools personnel."
Channel 4 asked if bowing one's head qualified as endorsing.
"It depends on what it looks like," he said. "That's where you kind of get into the gray area that we're having to deal with."
Each coach had to sign a letter stating he understood the district's revised policy.
Staff can be there when students pray but can not appear to take part, even outside school hours."

The ACLU recently sued the District, arguing they violated the separation of Church and State.

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