It’s a scene that plays out after football games everywhere.
Players gather around to pray for those who have been injured, and thank the Lord for giving them strength to make it through the competition, for continued health, and their success.
But Barack Obama’s administration and its allies have launched an all-out attack on Christianity, including ending the right for football players at West Point Military Academy to pray after games.
Officials at the U.S. Military Academy are investigating into complaints made that praying after football games violates the separation of Church and State.
Army Football posted a video on YouTube of players kneeling to pray in a locker room following their victory over Temple University.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation fired off, saying the video proved Coach Jeff Monken was imposing Christianity on the team.
“Officials at President Obama’s federally-controlled U.S. Military Academy has launched an investigation after a video showing the West Point football team engaged in a postgame prayer caused separation-of-church-and-state complaints.
West Point officials removed the video showing the team prayer, reporting that several outside groups complained when a video showing the celebration in the locker room after a recent 28-13 upset over Temple University depicted the players kneeling and ending a prayer with an “Amen” in unison.
According to the Army Times, West Point administrators said an investigation was launched after “receiving multiple complaints” that the video proved head coach Jeff Monken forces Christianity on the team in contravention to the purported rule of the separation of church and state.
“As a result of this allegation, West Point officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter,” West Point spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker said on Tuesday. “The video, which was posted on social media, was removed pending the inquiry.
“It is likely the loudest complaint came from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. The MRFF now claims to have 44 West Point graduates, 40 current members of the school’s staff, and six football players joining them in the complaint.
“In this case, Coach Monken chose the wrong time, the wrong place and the wrong manner,” Weinstein told the Associated Press. “He can’t tell anybody, put your hand on someone and let’s pray. You can’t do it, particularly when you’re the head coach (of a public school).”
Religious liberty in the armed forces is under attack.
The investigation into Army Football is just the latest example.
And now the investigation is in the hands of officials at the Obama-run West Point Military Academy.
The climate Obama has created is hostility towards religious liberty – specifically Christianity.
And many Christians are concerned because of his attitude toward their faith.
While he claims to be a Christian, Obama has long bashed the religion and never misses an opportunity to put it down.
Do you think the hostile environment Obama has created will make West Point Officials bend to his will and crack down on Army football players for praying?
Let us know what you think in the comment section.