Atheist group threatens to sue high school after football team prayed for injured player

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We’ve covered these anti-religion intolerance mobs before. They’re scum.  Today’s outrage comes from the Freedom From Religion Foundation who threatened to sue a high school after its players knelt in prayer while an injured player was being tended to on the field. 

from FNC:

The injured player was on the ground being tended to by trainers and coaches.

So the Seminole High School football team did what many football teams do. The teenage boys took a knee, bowed their heads and prayed for their injured teammate.

But that simple act of compassion and humanity in Sanford, Florida sparked outrage from the Freedom From Religion Foundation – a group of perpetually offended atheists from Wisconsin.

An FFRF attorney fired off a letter to the superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools – accusing them of having an adult lead the prayer for the injured child.

A school district spokesman told me the injured child, who is the son of the team’s head coach, has since rejoined the team.

“It is our information and understanding that Seminole High School (is) allowing an adult, a local pastor, to act as a ‘volunteer chaplain’ for the football team,” FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote.

The attorney said the school cannot “allow a non-school adult access to the children in its charge, and certainly cannot grant that access to a pastor seeking to organize prayer for the students.”

The FFRF told the school district to “refrain from having a ‘volunteer team chaplain’ at Seminole High School.

The school district said the prayer was instigated by students and denied that a chaplain prayed with the team. School spokesman Mike Blasewitz told MyNews13.com that the school doesn’t even have a team chaplain, contrary to the FFRF’s allegations.

“There is nothing to cease and desist because our behavior was within the guidelines in the first place,” he told television station WFTV. “No adults in the photo, no adults participating, no adults leading it.”

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Here’s the deal: 

It doesn’t matter if any adults participated in the prayer.  It doesn’t matter if an adult led the prayer.  It doesn’t matter if the team had a volunteer chaplain for the team.  NONE OF THAT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.  The 1st Amendment guarantees students (and teachers, I might add) the right to practice their religions.  

There would only be a Constitutional issue if the high school was forcing people to participate in religious activities or disallowing students from participating in their own expression of religion. The school has not “established a religion” or any religious preference, and no amount of teachers or students praying changes that.  The teachers and students are all individuals protected by the Constitution, and as long as they don’t force other to participate or prevent others from practicing their own religions, there is no Constitutional infringement. 

Here’s what the FFRF really wants: to infringe on the rights of these young men.  They want to prevent these young men from praying because they’re a bunch of intolerant bullies.  What they advocate is an obvious distortion of the Constitution.  

If you want “freedom from religion,” I’ve got news for you: you already have it in America.  If you don’t like seeing people praying: don’t look at it.  It’s as simple as that. 

Lmao, what the hell? How did these people find out about it? Did someone complain to them?

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No, no you wouldn’t…

You really wouldn’t.

Oh look, another ill-informed person being led by the nose by race baiters and politicians who only want money and power off of their ignorance.Honestly, none of the problems in America will ever change if we don’t get out heads out of the sand.

tokillthedragon:

dreamingofcossackia:

gop-tea-pub:

The good folks of Ferguson once again making a fine showing. I guess beheading is one way to end stupidity. -Liberty

No, no you wouldn’t…

You really wouldn’t.

Oh look, another ill-informed person being led by the nose by race baiters and politicians who only want money and power off of their ignorance.

Honestly, none of the problems in America will ever change if we don’t get out heads out of the sand.

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We are angry at the government and it’s tools for pretty much creating this issue with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. ” - (quoted via - americas-liberty )

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BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN


Hello job loss! It already happened in SeaTac and people were complaining of benefits and paid leave being taken away. 

Let’s not forget the added taxes, fees and surcharges companies are adding to what they charge to cover the extra pay and the cutting of employee hours so they technically have no full time workers. It’s been a flippin disaster in Seattle and the people who can afford it least are the ones hit the worst.

nogginvoice:

fuc-kkk:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 

the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?

Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.

Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.

"Get a better job," they said.

All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.

"Get a better job," they said.

Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.

"Just get a better job," they said!

You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.

Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN

Hello job loss! It already happened in SeaTac and people were complaining of benefits and paid leave being taken away.

Let’s not forget the added taxes, fees and surcharges companies are adding to what they charge to cover the extra pay and the cutting of employee hours so they technically have no full time workers.

It’s been a flippin disaster in Seattle and the people who can afford it least are the ones hit the worst.