Friday, April 23, 2010

Save religion for church, not school

The high school football game is over, victors and vanquished shake hands, and the coach gathers his players for the Lord’s Prayer.

Whether it was Joe Kinnan, Paul Maechtle or Raymond Woodie, it’s a postgame ritual I respect.

Now if principals Bob Gagnon or Jim Pauley or Willie Clark proselytized at a school assembly, that is a problem.

What’s the difference?

The first is an association by choice.

The other is not.

Although I wouldn’t blame principals who seek divine intervention from the Florida Legislature.

Read more in Sunday's Mannix About Manatee.

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