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SmokeysDrunkAlt t1_iujq9bd wrote

I got curious, and the best I could find was this USA Today article since it included the most details. Seems to be a he said/she said situation at least in the forced to pray part. I'll highlight the important parts from the article below.

On the school's side:

>They said they heard from players' parents who were concerned their children felt compelled by peer pressure to participate.

On the coach's side:

>He said he never asked and pressured anyone else to pray with him.

I could see it go either way unless there is more information from parent/player testimonies to tell us just how voluntary or pressured the sessions were.


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SmokeysDrunkAlt t1_iujv6e3 wrote

The only problem I would have with it is using the field in such a way that it could be perceived as school sponsored. So anything that could be seen as attempting to gain an audience for his beliefs, then the school has a right to be concerned. If he's just praying for his beliefs and offering players to join without wanting to make a big deal out of it, then I personally see that as acceptable. I really don't know one way another about the context to know which is the case here though.