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Advocate: West Point Coach Apologizing For Prayer Celebration “Clear Violation of the 1st Amendment”

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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

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