While Jesus' BFF's on the Fox & Friends curvy couch would be appalled if Muslim prayer were forced upon America's Christian public school students, they have no problem with the insertion of Christian worship into school activities funded by the taxpayers. This is what appears to be the case at a Georgia high school where coaches and teachers not only lead the football team in Christian prayer, but use a bible verse on the team's official workout sheets. A humanist group claims that this is a violation of that pesky 1st Amendment "establishment" clause which isn't popular with the America is a Christian nation crowd. But Fox & Friends openly supports unconstitutional public school prayer. So are we surprised that, this morning, they added some of their patented cheese to their patented persecuted Christian/evil atheist whine?!
This issue was briefly mentioned during a discussion, on yesterday's Fox & Friends, about the horrors of how the Navy removed bibles from taxpayer funded Navy lodging. This morning, it was the main topic. Fox Christian Elisabeth Hasselbeck reported that a nasty atheist group is "telling a Georgia high school to punt the prayers." (An oh so clever line that she used yesterday.) Fox Christian Brian Kilmeade, who has endorsed prayer led by public school coaches, explained that these evil people have "accused the coach of endorsing religion by leading players in prayers including religious scripture in work out logs and maybe even some banners." He reported that 200 of the high school students held a rally, praise Jesus, in support of the coaches. (Reported by Todd Starnes) Kilmeade asked "why the religious blitz in the first place." Hasselbeck introduced former NFL player Randal Hill.
Hasselbeck, in using an oh so clever football reference quipped that "I guess the Hail Mary will be out if those who are waging war in this protest win." Hill, obviously not familiar with the Constitution, responded that they "should leave prayer alone" because "it's part of the fabric of this country." He noted that the atheists of "having money in their pocket that always says in God we trust." Kilmeade, obviously not understanding the difference between professional and public high school football asked Hill what prayer meant to him. Hill praised prayer and advised those who don't believe in it to "eliminate" themselves "from the situation" rather than trying to eliminate prayer.
Hasselbeck, obviously not familiar with "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion," asked "wouldn't it be more wrong...to take that prayer away from those who want to prayer?" Hill agreed and said "you're absolutely infringing on their rights." Kilmeade asked Hill what he would advice coaches to do: "Should they back off and change with the times or double down and stick up for what they believe they should do." Hill, obviously not aware of the money this costs school districts, encouraged coaches to continue the prayer.
I guess the kids on the curvy couch are unfamiliar with various SCOTUS rulings against school led school prayer. A "team and a coach standing in a circle while holding hands in apparent prayer, a pregame banner bearing the messages “Iron Sharpens Iron” and “Proverbs 27:17” and a workout sheet with the team logo at the top and “Gal. 6:9” in large letters at the bottom" would seem to suggest that this school isn't in compliance with the law." But this is Fox & Friends, so who needs those silly details?