Auburn University’s football team is under attack by radical atheists

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The atheists’ one goal is to completely eradicate Christianity from society.

They hide behind the guise of “separation of church and state” to antagonize Christians.

And you won’t believe why they’re attacking Auburn University’s football team.

Football and prayer go together like peas and carrots.

But according to the radical atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), college football players shouldn’t be allowed to pray as a team before games.

FFRF sent Auburn University a letter “reminding” them that having a Chaplin pray before each game is “unconstitutional.”

WTVM reports:

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has once again set its sights on Auburn University’s football chaplain.

The group began looking into the chaplain position in 2014 then requested that the chaplain be fired in 2015. Following a video posted byAL.com, the group claimed it is “redoubling its efforts” to stop what it calls “unconstitutionally excessive piety” in Auburn University’s football program.

The video the group references shows Chaplain Chette Williams, a former Auburn linebacker, leading the team in a pregame prayer in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The team locked arm in arm circled around the interlocking university at the 50 yard line. The prayer has become a tradition. Players circle each week for the prayer. The video also shows players leading prayer following Williams.

In a three-page letter from the FFRF, representative Christian Line says “We’d like to remind AU that employing a chaplain and giving him unfettered access to a captive audience of football players is unconstitutional.”

The University claims that Williams is not a university employee despite the fact that he is listed on Auburn’s athletics staff directory and has a university phone number and email address. Investigating further, News Leader 9 searched university financial records and found that Auburn has never paid Williams in any capacity.

“I think it is important that we keep the chaplains there,” said Auburn University student, Kody Ehlers.

This is not FFRF’s first rodeo with Auburn University, however.

As WTVM noted, FFRF previously attacked the University in 2015 when they were looking for a Chaplin to lead the prayers.

To date, none of the football players have complained.

But, FFRF believes that just watching someone pray is infringing on your rights.

This is nothing new for them.

As we reported, FRFF also attacked a group of high school football players for praying for a sick girl before a game.

FFRF’s true colors are on full display here.

They don’t care about protecting “Freedoms” at all.

Their goal is to threaten and fear monger Christian conservatives until Christianity is relegated to the shadows of this once great, God-fearing nation.

Do you think football players should be allowed to pray as a team before games? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. What is wrong with this country the Minority is not in charge, and this definitely applies to the morally deficient. When you are on your death bed you will be no different than the rest God Please Help Me!

  2. YES -PRAYING SHOULD BE ALLOWED IN ALL SCHOOLS and UNIVERSITIES- IT IS ON OUR MONEY LETS NOT DESTROY CHRISTIANITY BUT REVITALIZE IT IN ALL OF AMERICA- THERE WOULD BE LESS TERRORISM -SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND RESPECT FOR ALL OF HUMANITY. GOD BLESS ALL RELIGIOUS ASPECTS FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. What about AU’s constitutional rights?! Isn’t there something in the constitution that states freedom of religion? Shall not be harassed? Am I missing something when it comes to this? Auburn, you keep that Chaplain and disregard that letter! Let them know you will not be bullied into abandoning your beliefs!

    • Good point, Jill – – – there is SO MUCH missing in this story that I think this is just a twisted attempt to mislead readers. No one can infringe upon a person’s right to pray . . . it is a guaranteed right. But in our college for like 35 years the same preacher and his denomination said prayers before graduation, and some other denominations requested that role be rotated to other ministers. So, the college just cut out the prayer rather than allow other protestant denominations a chance.

  4. We are a judeo Christian country, it is time for the leftist to knock off their disgraceful hate for our way of life. We are losing our patience and tolerance of your wacky hateful ways. Our patience is beginning to run thin with your communist ways.

  5. I wouldn’t give these asses the notoriety of even talking about them or issuing press releases, regarding their purpose. I’d keep praying until the lawyer shows up with an injunction or cease/desist letter.

  6. The Constitution forbids the Government from forming a national religion. Suppose that Common Core education allows words are now part of the NEWSPEAK.

  7. Just a bunch of week kneed cry babies who can remain home at game time. Never pleased with common sense matters. They continuously look for complaint issues. God help these idiots!!

  8. There is exactly ZERO benefit to holding a so called group prayer before a dumb azz football game. God doesn’t pick sides between Auburn and Bumf*ck U. And worse, there are Muslims on plenty of football teams. There are Jews on plenty of football teams. There are Atheists on plenty of football teams. Praying as a group to the so called Christian god would be NO DIFFERENT from requiring the group to place a rug on the floor and kneel toward Mecca.

    If anybody wants a moment of quietness, let them take it.

    • Eric…so who cares what you think? You have rejected God and have no clue. The first amendment gives us the freedom to worship God WHEN AND WHERE we choose. You don’t have to join in. YOU get to choose to follow Jesus to Heaven or satan to eternal torture. You will know the moment you die which it will be. Jesus loves you and is waiting for you to come to Him.

      • bj, that was really RUDE and bigoted judging about Eric. So what if one chooses not to worship in public but rather in private?

        • truth is important, are you nuts?! Eric’s post is extremely rude…and you want to take bj to task? bj wasn’t rude; Eric was! Wake up and learn how to read, for cryin’ out loud!

    • I think they pray for the safety of the players and fans not on the out come of the game. I bet if Muslim s wanted to pray no one would try to stop them

    • Suck it up snowflake! Better to be thought of as an idiot than open your mouth and remove all doubt! 24 year retired military guaranteeing your right to not listen as well as the Christians right to pray. Don’t like it leave with our blessings.

  9. The First Amendment which ratified in 1791 states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” However, the phrase “separation of church and state” itself does not appear in the United States Constitution. Nor does the Constitution inhibit public displays of faith. At ratification, a majority of the thirteen several and sovereign states maintained official religions. The early Republic welcomed public worship. Church services were held in the U.S. Capitol and Treasury buildings every Sunday. The imagery in many federal buildings remains unmistakably biblical.President George Washington believed, “Religion and morality are indispensable supports” for “it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” The Constitution does not prohibit communal expressions of faith, such as prayers in legislative halls or on public school football fields. This view also permits the government to facilitate private religious activity as a means of enhancing the religious liberty right contained in the Free Exercise Clause. The ACLU works hard to stop Prayer in any shape or manner during a State function, or in k12 schools. So, the Letter Thomas Jefferson to the Baptist Church has been skewed and treated like its part of the Constitution, but in no means it is at all. But the Supreme Court From the late 1940s to the late 1980s, the Supreme adhered to the stricter separationist position, striking prayer and Bible reading in the public schools, barring most funding of parochial schools, and striking the government’s display of the Ten Commandments and other religious symbols due to Atheist and protest from the ACLU. Yale law professor Stephen L. Carter argued that the separationism promoted “a culture of disbelief,” in Religion, which is the sole purpose of the Atheist Cause. By, no means did Thomas Jefferson want this to ever happen. For, this is a direct attack on Religion, by the Supreme Court by using a weak clause in the Constitution. This was for the making We The People disbelieve in Region, and create non Religion in our schools, and to raise a generations of Atheist Children. Today, even a nativity Scene enrages Atheist and our Politicians Tremble in fear!

    • Doug Connors, Thank you, sir! It’s good to see a post with solid comprehension of both history and Constitution. Well done!

  10. Freedom From Religion, along with the ACLU should be classified as home-grwn terrorist organizations. They’re against everything this country was founded on.

  11. Aren’t the atheists being excessively pious in their religion wanting every other religion to bow to their demands? Look up the meaning of Piety of I’m wrong. They think we Christians believe to much in our Bible teachings and should not show our true feelings of Christ and believe every thing it has to say.

  12. Atheists insist that everyone follow their religion. They also “forget” the free expression clause; any lie for the cause I suppose.

  13. Get out and vote for the GOP in Nov. to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat liberal mobs!They want to make America into another Venezuela!Obama almost got us there! Now that America is great again because of Pres.Trump let’s keep it that way!

  14. Any school or organization has the right to pray anytime they choose and these fringe Christian haters have no place in our schools to try to speard there hate and we will not be bullied by these Haters of our Religion and how we serve Our Maker. Just tell them to go to hell, We will not be bullied by them and there hate

  15. I’ve seen grown men give thanks to the lord for a crust of bread and a glass of water. What makes these godless people think they have the right to disparage others for their faith? I will pray for their soles, but they still have to answer to Jesus in the end.

  16. When you get right down to it, Your not going to find any atheists in a fox hole. Chances are they will converted on their hands and knees. Yes this can happen, after all a sinner was converted hanging on the cross beside our load. God Bless.

  17. There is no one church or religion in charge of the government in the United States, so their suit should be thrown out because it has no merit. Their nativity scene with a “baby bill of rights” really should not offend anybody that supports the bill of rights, just as a christian nativity scene or a menorah should not offend anybody. Freedom of religion , freedom for religion, and freedom from religion begins in the mind. The only one of the 3 latter mentions that can be legislated and has been by the first amendment is the freedom of religion that gives us the right to worship and believe as we please it does not give the right of any group or individual the right to interfere with the exercise of any religious worship including Islam as long as the worship and exercise thereof does not violate any enumerated freedoms of the US Constitution or other laws of the Federal or States governments. This is the only control the government has on religions.

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