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Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:12 AM

Florida House Speaker: Football coaches canít pray with players? Change the law again!

Floridaís house speaker says state law should be changed to allow public high school football coaches to pray with their teams.

ďI feel itís sad for a society like America that, as a culture, we decided in an extracurricular activity itís inappropriate for an adult to lead a prayer voluntarily with students who volunteer to pray with them,Ē said House Speaker Will Weatherford, a Wesley Chapel Republican.

Weatherford said he thought a law passed last year would permit superintendents to set guidelines for such worship activities.

His comments came after the superintendent of Pasco County schools sent a letter Friday to the districtís football coaches reminding them that itís inappropriate for adults to initiate, lead or participate in prayer with students while serving in their school roles.

Hernando County officials sent similar memos to coaches.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/01/florida-house-speaker-football-coaches-cant-pray-with-players-change-the-law-again/

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Reply Florida House Speaker: Football coaches canít pray with players? Change the law again! (Original post)
cleanhippie Oct 2013 OP
LakeVermilion Oct 2013 #1
trotsky Oct 2013 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2013 #4
cleanhippie Oct 2013 #5
hrmjustin Oct 2013 #6
Marrah_G Oct 2013 #3
cleanhippie Oct 2013 #7
Goblinmonger Oct 2013 #8
LostOne4Ever Oct 2013 #9

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:23 AM

1. I agree with the superintendent...

it is inappropriate for adults to lead a prayer when they are employees of the public.

Adults are free to lead in prayer when they are on their own time and not in a position of power.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 11:41 AM

2. There is such a simple mental exercise these people could do...

just imagine a Muslim leading their Christian kid in a prayer to Allah. "Voluntary," of course.

Would they be OK with that?

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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:06 PM

4. That is a great question.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:25 PM

5. One that we already know the answer to.

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Response to cleanhippie (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:27 PM

6. Yep.

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:00 PM

3. I don't ever remember kids wanting to pray in HS

When did this change?

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 03:28 PM

7. It hasn't. It's the adults that want kids to pray in school.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 04:17 PM

8. Asshat. n/t

 

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Wed Oct 2, 2013, 08:23 PM

9. He is a representative of the state

When he is acting in that capacity he can not show favortism or support for any religion. He can believe as he wants and pray on his own time. If he does not like that, then he needs to quit.

He can then pray whenever he wants, though he will no longer be the coach and not allowed in with the kids.

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