(Deseret News) -- As the Freedom From Religion Foundation continues the important business of butting into other peoples’ business, it has again found fertile ground. This time it largely involves the southeastern United States, where football and religion are king — and sometimes indistinguishable.
It’s hard to find a Southerner who doesn’t pray for the local college football team.
Thus the FFRF, with nearly 23,000 members, recently issued a news release condemning about two dozen public universities for “allowing football coaches to impose their personal religion on players by hiring Christian chaplains.”
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There are far worse things. For instance, hiring lowlife coaches. That’s another story. But there is some reasoning behind the FFRF’s point about chaplains being hired by universities. Before long, the schools might need to hire a rabbi, a Tibetan monk, an astrologer, a shaman and a warlock to make everyone comfortable.