Family Research Council

Religious Intolerance Capps off N.C. Football Season


By Tony Perkins
February 17, 2014

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For football Coach Hal Capps, the team's biggest opponent isn't even on the field. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Coach Hal Capps may coach the Devils, but he's always put the focus on Jesus. And that's exactly what the Freedom From Religion Foundation objects to. The national group swooped into North Carolina told Moorefield High School that the coach's locker room prayers and off-campus baptisms would have to stop -- or else. A district spokesman said they'd met with the coach to explain what is and isn't out of bounds. Like a lot of players, Dallas Jackson says, "He's more than just a coach. He does a lot for the students and the community... And he helps us all grow as men more than just players." If silencing religion was the Foundation's goal, they'll have to try harder. Dallas said the players are "even more determined to lead the prayers ourselves." Bullying students may work in other districts, but quitting isn't in these Christians' game plan.

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