New Bill Would Allow Public High School Coaches to Pray With Students in Georgia

A lawmaker in Georgia has introduced legislation that would effectively allow high school football coaches and other public school officials in the state who want to participate in a student-led and initiated prayer to do so.
After headlines were made last year when East Coweta High School football coach John Small was told by the school district that he could not engage in prayer with his team before games, State Sen. Michael Williams introduced Senate Bill 361 on Tuesday in an attempt to give Small and other coaches such a right.
The bill, titled the “Coach Small Religious Protection Act,” would take effect in the 2018-2019 school year and would amend state law relating to elementary and secondary education to provide “freedom of religious expression by faculty and employees of public schools while fulfilling the duties of their jobs.”… more

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