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WV Delegats Criticizes Complaint Filed Against Mineral Co. Schools Regarding Praying At Football Games

December 4th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Delegate Gary Howell, a Mineral County Republican, has criticized a complaint filed late last month by a Wisconsin based  activist group against Mineral County Schools seeking to block student athletes and coaches from praying at football games. The Mineral Daily News-Tribune reported that a “concerned parent” had contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation – which promotes and defends atheist and agnostic beliefs – after seeing a Twitter post that showed Frankfort High School football coaches praying at mid-field with their players following the Oct. 25 football game against the Hampshire Senior High Trojans.  According to the paper, the organization’s letter said, in part: “Frankfort High School coaches and staff participating in prayer with their players is a clear endorsement of religion by public school employments”.  The group asked the Mineral County School Board to take immediate action to stop any and all school-sponsored prayers occurring at any district athletic programs. In an interview with WCBC News, Howell suggested this is a case of what he calls “snowflake political correctness run amok”…


5 Responses to “WV Delegats Criticizes Complaint Filed Against Mineral Co. Schools Regarding Praying At Football Games”

  1. December 04, 2019 at 4:56 am, Mk said:

    Yet THEY would not have an issue if the players were kneeling on a rug with their ass up in the air for Allah.


    • December 07, 2019 at 9:17 am, Mark said:

      > oh look, a monkey hit the keyboard!


  2. December 04, 2019 at 12:56 pm, Ek said:

    Anyone’s allowed to pray in whatever form they choose. The problem is when the school staff endorses it.


    • December 05, 2019 at 5:53 pm, Tom Stark said:

      > These sort of cases have been repeatedly litigated and determined to be far short of “endorsing” religion. If people aren’t being forced to pray in order to attend, then there is no coercion involved. Howell is totally right. This is nothing more that harassment of believers.

      If it demonstrates anything it is the insecurity that atheists or agnostics suffer because seeing people praying makes them afraid that their lack of faith could have future ramifications. Perhaps they are correct.


  3. December 07, 2019 at 3:05 am, Jenna said:

    You’re completely wrong MK and while fear mongering may make you feel better about your position, government endorsement of religion is government endorsement. It wouldn’t matter what particular superstitious nonsense it involved. The difference between you and us however is hypocrisy. You only want your religion involved with things like this, we don’t want any.


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