An atheist group is outraged that a Georgia high school football
coach would allow churches to prepare pregame meals for his
The Freedom From Religion Foundation contends that allowing
churches to feed players is unconstitutional. It is demanding that
the Walker County School superintendent conduct an "immediate
According to the Chattanooga Times Free
Press, the complaint centers around the Ridgeland High
School football team making trips to a church for meals and
Christian messages, where prayers are led by one of the coaches and
players are allegedly pressured to attend a Christian football
camp. Ridgeland High School is located in Rossville, Georgia, less
than 10 miles from Chattanooga.
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist
Church in Dallas says enough is enough.
"I believe that it is time for Christians to stand up against
these atheistic groups and judicial activists who would erase the
very real constitutional rights that we have to express our
religion," he announces.
He says the best way to fight this war on Christianity is to
vote on November 6.
"It is important that we have a president in office who will
appoint justices, not only on the Supreme Court but also at the
federal court level, who will protect the First Amendment rights we
have as Christians to freedom of religious expression."
The Wisconsin-based FFRF says its mission is to "protect the
constitutional principle of separation between church and