The American Humanist Association (AHA) is about to learn a very important lesson -- folks around Gainesville, Georgia don’t take kindly to out-of-town atheists trying to bully their children.
More than 200 people turned out in defiance of the self-described atheist group early Thursday morning for an impromptu prayer rally in the middle of the Chestatee High School football field.
The previous day, the atheists (acting on behalf of a single, unnamed citizen) sent a letter to school officials demanding that the football coaching staff stop participating in team prayers and that they remove all biblical references and religious messages from team documents.
To best of anyone’s knowledge around Gainesville, no one associated with the football team has a problem with the voluntary prayers. The atheists says that’s beside the point citing the Establishment Clause.
The atheists apparently went undercover to photograph coaches engaged in what they considered to be unseemly and unconstitutional behavior with the teenage football players.
“We have received reports that CHS coaches have joined players in prayer while standing in a circle, hands interlocked,” the atheists breathlessly reported in their letter to the Hall County School District.
Hands interlocked? I can only imagine that atheists across the fruited plain shuddered at such damning evidence.
The atheists also got upset because the team workout schedule included the words “Fortitude 2014, Gal. 6:9” and the cheerleaders wrote a Bible verse on a large banner: “Iron Sharpens Iron, Proverbs 21:17.”
Cleanse the school of religion or prepare to be sued, the atheists warned.
As we say in the Deep South, local residents are preparing to back up and bring it.
“If the atheist group doesn’t like the prayer, tell them to stick their fingers in their ears,” said one caller to radio station WDUN.
Go Gainseville; give AHA the "hell" they deserve!
People are just going to have to get in the face of these people. Prayer, flying the American flag, IRS, EPA, census bureau. Demand they leave your property. Stop cowering down to these people. This is America.
I agree...why are muslims allowed in this country and permitted to build mosques all over our Judeo-Christian country??????
OK Georgia, how come you teach illegal aliens in your midst IN SPANISH.
Why don't you guys have the balls to tell the Mexicans TO LEARN ENGLISH??
Satan is taking all he can before Jesus return. So many will discover, as did the rich man who mocked Lazarus, then found himself in Hell while watching Lazarus in Heaven, that God will NOT be mocked!
I'm liking what's going on in Georgia. My dad grew up there and I may have to move there and complete the cycle.
I think there is a church on nearly every conner in my GA town. I love it!
The real question is do they preach the gospel of Jesus Christ or do they merely hold their positions of trust in vain? Why do so many of our church leaders fail to preach the truth about current events in this country and how the Word of God debunks and destroys these godless principles used to fuel the division among our citizens? Are they refusing to preach the truth for fear of losing their tax exempt status? If so, they have prostituted themselves to the government of men!