On November 3, an assistant coach for the Norman (Oklahoma) High School football team was seen praying with about a dozen of his student athletes before the game.
Now, he’s being investigated.
Yes, it seems that just about everything is subject to investigation these days. This time the investigation comes at the behest of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which has made it its business to complain about this sort of thing. They say that this complaint was sparked by a “concerned parent.” “Please inform us in writing,” they told administrators at the Norman Public Schools, “of the steps the district is taking to remedy this serious violation of the First Amendment.”
You know, when it comes to religion, I seem to recall the First Amendment mentioning something called “the free exercise thereof.” But the FFRF will have none of it, even posting a 15-second video of the prayer on Facebook. It occurs to me that if their Facebook friends truly desire to be free from religion, they might want to exercise caution in following this group online. Seeing the video they posted, with its overt expression of religious faith clearly on display, might traumatize them so much that they might be too weak to hold up a protest sign. Although protest signs aren’t really their style; courtrooms are.