The head football coach at an Arizona prep school is serving a two-week suspension for praying with his team after a recent game.
Arizona Republic in an email.Tommy Brittain asked his son Isaiah, who is on the team, to lead his Tempe Preparatory Academy teammates in prayer after a 30-22 win over Show Low on Sept. 5, Brittain told the
School policy doesn't allow any representatives of the school to initiate or participate in prayer with students.
“He is a man who likes to pray and I don’t object to that. Just, he can’t do that with our students,” school headmaster David Baum told KPHO-TV. “He directed students to lead a prayer and he joined the students in that prayer and did so in view of everyone.”
"I think I preserved the religious freedom of our students, who have to have the liberty to be able to practice or not practice their religion on our campus without interference by adults," Baum said.
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