In Alabama, a football coach for the Washington County Schools was baptizing players on the field.
The whole thing was videotaped and celebrated and broadcast to the public.
It is inappropriate for a public school district to proselytize students by organizing a team baptism.
By leading and participating in such events, coaches send a clear message that the athletic staff approves of these activities.
… “The involvement of a public school coach in baptisms is so over the top as to be ludicrous,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor.
Incidentally, Coach Roberts only became the team’s football coach after the previous one took a position with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
If any public school coach was helping students become Muslim, you know what the backlash would look like. »