Non-Believers Are Trying To Bring Down Christian Roots Within These Schools
According to a recent lawsuit filed by American Humanist Association, a Georgia school district is being forced to $22,500 over some allegations that the school coaches led their teams in prayer before practices and games. Fortunately, the Hall County School District of Gainesville’s insurance will cover the bill.
Although the high schools have not broken any federal or state laws, accusations made by the Atheists have painted the high schools in a bad picture. The allegations are that coaches at Chestatee High School and North Hall High School prayed with student athletes before practices and games and have even used scripture verses in team materials. It is to be noted that the Christian-based schools have allowed banners with scriptures to be used at a game.
A wrestling coach did say that he had used Ephesians 6:12 to explain to his team that “Jesus was a wrestler.”
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
And another coach allowed student to use Proverbs 27:17 on a banner at a game.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
In the events previous to the lawsuit, The American Humanist Association (AHA) sent letters of warning. The settlement was resolved outside of the court, but the district is still being charged for the payment of AHA’s legal fees.
AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt had the audacity to say that they had won one major “victory for the separation of church and state.”
In another lawsuit, a Missippi School District was fined over $7,500 for ‘proselytizing Christianity’ after minister prays at an event.
In this particular situation, the American Humanist Association were victorious in awarding $7,500 to a 16-year-old atheist student. The district is also still liable to pay more in legal fees.
We ask that you give us strength during this time where it seems like Christians are being persecuted on a daily basis. It hurts to see that our young people can’t even express themselves in a positive manner while asking for your guidance in school. We ask that you lay a hedge of protection over all of our children as they struggle and ask “why?” when told to hide their faith.