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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

ATLANTA (Worthy News)– Atheists are hounding a high school football team that prays and posts scripture on team stationary, claiming both violates the separation of church and state, according to TheBlaze.

Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Georgia, is being dogged by the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center after activists claimed its coaches were too religious.

"We have been informed that the school's football coaches have been using their position to promote Christianity on the football team by integrating Bible verses into functional team documents and team promotions in various ways," according to a letter sent to the Hall County School District. "Meanwhile, they have been either leading the team in prayer or participating in team prayers on a regular basis."

Photos attached to the letter show football players in a circle holding hands and a team workout sheet and banner, both bearing references to scripture.

The Appignani Humanists demand that this activity cease immediately, otherwise a lawsuit could be filed against the district.

A spokesperson for Hall County School District said officials are investigating whether the atheist's accusations hold any merit.

However, Superintendent Will Schofield told the Gainesville Times that although school personnel should not be leading prayer, their students' right to invoke God will be protected.

"Certainly adults shouldn't be leading children in prayers to any particular religion, but one thing we will stand behind is our students' right to prayer."

2 Comments on this post.

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  • HillbillyBob
    20 August 2014 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Atheists have no control over our lives except what we give them. I give them no space in my life and you should not ether. If they want to be God Haters lit them be what they want to be. Have Nothing To Do With Them. Let their Father the Devil take care of them. Don't give them anything, No jobs, No Food, No Water, No Welfare, Nothing until they say thank you. If You are a child of God you should Never Give in to the Devils Demands and Threats. Just Cast Them Out from You and Start Praying for their Forgiveness. Start Teaching and Training Your Children the Ways of the Lord, Not the Ways of This World. May God Have Mercy on Their Souls. Encourage your children to read the Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. The BIBLE.

  • Anonymous
    23 August 2014 at 1:02 am - Reply

    theres no such thing as seperation of state and church

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