Separation of Church and State
A national atheist organization has filed a complaint against Clemson University citing “unconstitutional behavior” and “religious coercion” by Coach Dabo Swinny and the football program, arguing that the public university should remove all religion from its athletic department.
Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A humanist group is claiming the state of North Carolina violated the First Amendment by allowing voting in churches that advocated anti-gay political stances.
The Rowan County Board of Commissioners has come under fire recently for its liberal inclusion of Jesus’ name during prayers offered before its official meetings. However, public scrutiny and existing litigation prohibiting exclusionary actions during government proceedings did not stop the board from allegedly hosting a full-on prayer meeting Monday night.