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By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondents

MIAMI (Worthy News)– A spokesperson for Florida's Orange County Public Schools has announced that their practice of having local ministers serve as volunteer chaplains for student teams has ended, according to Fox News.

"They cannot have chaplains or ministers — before or after games – leading prayer," spokesperson Shari Bobinski told Fox. "Students are more than welcome to lead their own prayers, but our faculty and staff cannot be involved, nor can we bring in an outside chaplain."

Further, teachers and coaches cannot participate during student-led prayers. Bible verses and biblical references are banned on both school property and on school clothing and songs with religious lyrics may not be used in school videos.

The district's biblical ban comes after it received a legal threat from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

"It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the district to offer a Christian minister unique access to befriend and proselytize student athletes," FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote the district.

As a result, the district decided to rename their chaplains "Life Coaches," but they will not be permitted to get any inspiration from the Bible.

"That's not me," said former volunteer chaplain Troy Schmidt. "I don't get any inspiration besides what I get in the Bible. My heroes come from the Bible and I think there is a lot of inspiration in there that can motivate a football player to get out on the field and play their best and be their best."

6 Comments on this post.

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  • David Hawley
    29 August 2014 at 5:39 am - Reply

    More bullying.

  • mc3h2
    29 August 2014 at 5:55 am - Reply

    isn't it sad that a small band of anti-God fools can control a county or nation for that matter. Its our time to speak out now!

  • Juan Carlos
    29 August 2014 at 6:23 am - Reply

    America falls apart.
    obama nation = ABOMINATION

  • WorldGoneCrazy
    29 August 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Bertrand Russell: published Principia Mathematica. Carl Sagan: sent spacecraft to the planets and beyond. New A-theists: tore down plaques, monuments, crosses, etc in the public square, and make the preposterous claim that it is immoral to NOT abort babies with Down's Syndrome. That's what counts for resume-building with these folks.

    Is it just my imagination, or were the Old A-theists, like my former self, actually productive? (And no, collecting welfare, smoking pot, and playing video games in one's parent's basement does not count as "productive.")

  • wandakate
    29 August 2014 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    MC3h2: Just one more that has decided to put GOD on the back burner. GOD loved us and we did love and accept Him but now we don't. We are in the time of the end of the world as we know it or this wouldn't be happening. GOD haters will pay dearly. Judgment day is coming and the wrath of GOD is to be worse than anything they've ever seen. When all this starts happening I bet they'll wish GOD was there for them, but He won't be there. He will only protect those who love Him and obey Him. He provides us with everything we have and people spit in His face. Hell's going to be full.

  • Angela
    30 August 2014 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    When we (the USA) let Psychology insert itself into the space where Judeo/Christianty once resided in our public schools, the rest was/is history. That huge parasite, sitting a top our Circuit Courts, domestic courts, the AMA, all our public schools, etc. will not be satisfied until sucking every last dollar it can out of SSA (SSI/SSDI), Public Assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, the Community Health Clinics, you name it. Only blinded peoples look at the poor and blame them. There is no such thing as a "Christian-Psychologist" (Even Focus on the Family has done gay friendly, it was Psychology that voted to take homosexuality off of the mental illness listings). There is, however, something akin to Schizophrenia in the Bible. The New Testament says "a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." That's the meaning of schizo-phrenia, double-minded.

    "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve."

    "A house divided against itself can not stand."

    It's going down. Stop grieving and accept it and move on to what the Lord would have to do to save/serve self and kin.

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