Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tennessee Volunteers Being Challenged By Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Tennessee Volunteers have a tradition of beginning each football game with prayer. Apparently, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is not happy and they are threatening the Vols. Good luck FFRF. Then again, we believe in faith, not luck:
According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, in response to a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation urging Tennessee to stop its ritual of pregame prayer, University of Tennessee officials ruled there is no violation of the U.S. Constitution with the invocation. The Freedom From Religion Foundation argues that it should be discontinued on the principle of separation of state and church. "This is a public university, not a Christian club. It's open to all comers and should be welcoming," said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the foundation and author of the letter sent to Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, according to the News Sentinel. "When you're not religious or are of another faith and you get prayed at during events, it's really very grating. It's a sock in the gut for you to go for a sporting event and then be told to conform to someone else's religion."
Source: Tennessee-Pregame Prayer Isn't Unconstitutional

1 comment:

Price per Head said...

Definitely the outlook for the Volunteers team is not the most encouraging of all time. The team will need to think about making changes for next season if they want to get out of that hole.