GA Lawmaker Sponsors Bill Allowing High School Coaches to Pray with Students

Jan 31, 2018

By Hemant Mehta

A Georgia legislator wants to make it legal for high school football coaches to pray with students.

It comes in response to a situation late last year, when East Coweta High School’s football coach John Small was caught praying along with his team, an act which is illegal since it can be interpreted as religious coercion. District administrators eventually told the Freedom From Religion Foundation that they would put a stop to Small’s actions.

Now, State Sen. Michael Williams has sponsored SB 361, the “Coach Small Religious Protection Act,” so that coaches can pray with their students without punishment. It’s a bill that would be dead on arrival if it passes since it violates the Constitution.

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One comment on “GA Lawmaker Sponsors Bill Allowing High School Coaches to Pray with Students”

  • @OP – A Georgia legislator wants to make it legal for high school football coaches to pray with students.

    He’s just another useless self-publicising, god-deluded politician, who wants publicity, so as to be seen doing something on a bandwagon a group of his electors will applaud! – opportunistically following on from the publicity over a “religious martyr” of a sports coach – sacked for his persistent illegally shoving of his personal religious, delusional stupidity, at people in his charge!



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