Anti-Christian Group Attacks Clemson University Football Program

Mark 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”

A virulent anti-Christian organization has complained to Clemson University accusing the football team of promoting “Christian worship.”

The Freedom From Religion Foundation of Wisconsin claims, “Christian worship seems interwoven into Clemson’s football program.  We are concerned that this comingling of religion and athletics results, not from student initiative, but rather from attitudes and unconstitutional behaviors of the coaching staff.”

The FFRF’s main problem is that the coach of the team hired a Christian to be the team’s chaplain.  They claim that because the coach is an employee of a public university, his hiring of a Christian is showing preference and endorsement of the Christian religion.

The group is also upset that almost the entire team shows up for a voluntary chapel service the night before each game.  They also reportedly know the coach’s favorite Bible verses, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25.

Coach Debo Swinney dismissed the accusations saying that there is no Christian coercion on the team.  He told the Chronicle of Higher Education that his team has Muslims, Catholics and Mormons and that the best player takes the field every game regardless of their personal faith.

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