A football coach in Villa Roca, Georgia recently was baptized on the football field with his team in attendance. During the baptism, some of the players felt the call to God and were also baptized. The crowd of approximately 75 people cheered and prayed.
What was a celebrated event for the coach and his team, was later hijacked by an atheist group in their continued attempt to purge this country of religion and religious values.
According to this recent Fox News article, The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is located in Wisconsin, saw a video of the coach and football team’s baptism and wrote a letter to the Carroll County School superintendent.
The out of state atheists claim in the letter that the baptisms are an “egregious constitutional violation”. Attorney Elizabeth Cavell wrote, “It is illegal for coaches to participate in religious activities with students, including prayer and baptisms. Nor can coaches allow religious leaders to gain unique access to students during school-sponsored activities”.
In the letter the group also demanded a full investigation and that the school, “take full action to ensure there will be no further illegal religious events, including team baptisms and prayer, during school-sponsored activities.”
What the atheist group failed to realize is that the choice of the coach and the players to express their faith is protected by the 1st amendment. The baptism is not a violation of the constitution, but the very expression of their faith that the founding fathers sought to protect.
Pastor Kevin Williams of the First Baptist Church, who baptized the coach and students said “It was their choice to do that. We live in a free nation. People choose what they want. These people that got baptized – freely chose at a church service to accept Christ and this was a follow up to that.”
It is a troubling world we live in to see God so violently attacked by non-believers and to see the constitution being used against the faithful.
Thank you to the coach, students, and pastor for standing up for your rights and your faith! God Bless You!