Advocate: West Point Coach Apologizing For Prayer Celebration “Clear Violation of the 1st Amendment”
Army West Point football coach Jeff Monken is apologizing today for making his team give thanks to “Jesus” in their locker-room victory celebration Friday night, says an advocate for players and parents who found his move creepy and un-constitutional.
Acting on complaints from six team members, two of them Christian, Military Religious Freedom Foundation president Mikey Weinstein on Monday contacted West Point about the incident.
“This [was] a clear violation of the First Amendment,” Weinstein told the Washington Gadfly, explaining that as a “state actor” the coach can not endorse or promote any religion. “Leadership has confirmed to me he is going to apologize towards the team. ” – READ MORE