Transcript for Photo of Elementary School Coach Praying With Players Causes Controversy
At Moorestown elementary school thirty minutes southeast of Indianapolis. A common sight at most sporting games before and after matches. Our prayer circles like this one. Has to show unity is to show sportsmanship it's a tradition that's been going for a long time. It's why Shelby eastern school board president Jason read says he was surprised when last week the district was told they were against the law the American humanist association in Washington DCE knowing Shelby eastern schools. Eleven know that a concerned citizen had contacted that the nap purse. Well they are writes those prayer circles violate the establishment clause of the First Amendment. There's not necessarily anything wrong with the future trail but one problem is Islam our culture or teacher and all. Cultured teacher is on the job or incur public schools and it's inappropriate for him to endorse the ticket religious police. BA AJ which has sued other school districts over religion issues telling Shelby eastern to fix the problem. And the district saying while students often asked for those prayer circles it will make sure in the future they aren't led by staff. She'll be Easter schools will abide by those walls and we've had discussions and and as far as that goes if there was any wrongdoing which I don't think there was. It's been corrected. But he says don't expect the circles necessarily to stop the SES parent committee FaceBook page flooded with upset community members supporting the tradition. Read suspects at least one of them will wind up stepping up. And in the future lead the prayer circles themselves which is legally allowed as long as they aren't employed by the school. Reporting for the now in. RTV six.
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