An infamous atheist organization is legally attacking a Florida middle school coach for taking a knee during a student-led prayer on the football field.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) alerted Wakulla County School District officials about a Facebook video showing coach Eddie Metcalf taking a knee as the students prayed, which the anti-Christian organization argues is against the law.
Fox News reported that after an investigation, school officials determined that the coach had indeed bowed his head and taken a knee. They subsequently warned Metcalf that he would be disciplined if it happens again.
Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus disagrees with FFRF’s allegation, contending that the coach taking a knee and bowing one’s head is absolutely not illegal.
"Showing respect for your students is not unconstitutional,” Dracus insisted. “This was not an endorsement of religion, and there was no sign that this coach actually verbally participated in any way in this prayer."
Dacus argues that FFRF will use any and every opportunity to target public demonstrations of religion and prayer -- especially in America’s schools.
"The Freedom From Religion Foundation, who are the ones behind this attempt to bully and intimidate religion from all vestiges of the public square, want to undoubtedly silence him and intimidate him – and people like him – from in any way showing respect or accommodations for students of faith."