I know teachers and administrators are not generally allowed to lead students in prayer. However, I'm wondering how & why sports teams seem to fall through the cracks on this issue. Aren't coaches also school administrators? So how is it that when coaches pray with their teams before a game no one is speaking up against it? Or are they? Or does no one really care that much?
I personally don't play sports, never did, and my children are to young for them, but I know many teams have this practice... So I'm curious.
Answer by -Eilish- at 10:43 AM on Jul. 5, 2011
Why do sports teams fall through the cracks in everything? They don't really have to keep their grades up (teachers are often told to "help" the players get their grades up by whatever means necessary), teachers are forced to attend so many games a year (but no one is forced to attend plays or concerts), funding goes into sports before other electives, etc.
Answer by scout_mom at 10:43 AM on Jul. 5, 2011
When I was in high school marching band (yep I was a band geek lol) an anonymous vote was held at the beginning of each school year to see if anyone was against saying a prayer before performing at games and competitions. Even though everyone in the band was in agreement that it was something we all wanted to do, we had to stop my Junior year because a couple people in the stands complained it made them uncomfortable to see us bowing our heads all the way over behind the concession stand. They couldn't hear us, but 2 people complained so we had to stop.
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