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Prayer for Injured Teen Sparks Atheist Outrage

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Hat/Tip to Todd Starnes at Fox News.

It Truly Takes a Special Kind of Evil to Threaten Americans Because They Prayed Over an Injured Child

 

At a recent high school football game in Florida, a player got injured and lay out on the field. His teammates took a knee and bowed their heads to pray for their teammate and friend.

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches.

So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

Just that lone act was enough to get the looney tunes coming out of the woodwork.

But that simple act of compassion and humanity in Sanford, Florida sparked outrage from the Freedom From Religion Foundation – a group of perpetually offended atheists from Wisconsin.
An FFRF attorney fired off a letter to the superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools – accusing them of having an adult lead the prayer for the injured child.

A school district spokesman told me the injured child, who is the son of the team’s head coach, has since rejoined the team.

But at least the looney tune Atheists can do nothing about this, because for once, someone on our side stood up to the Atheist/Bully crowd!

The school district said the prayer was instigated by students and denied that a chaplain prayed with the team. School spokesman Mike Blasewitz told MyNews13.com that the school doesn’t even have a team chaplain, contrary to the FFRF’s allegations.

“There is nothing to cease and desist because our behavior was within the guidelines in the first place,” he told television station WFTV. “No adults in the photo, no adults participating, no adults leading it.”

Seidel told me in a written statement that he’s satisfied with the school’s response – and they now consider the matter closed.

Read the full story here.

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