Group wants chaplains banned from college football

A group that advocates the separation of church and government has called on 20 universities to abolish the team chaplains for their football programs.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently released a report called “Pray to Play” in which they said Christian coaches and chaplains are converting football fields into mission fields.

The Madison, Wisconsin-based group also called on Georgia Tech President G.P. Peterson to change their program.

“Chaplain Derrick Moore is treated like a member of the coaching staff of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, leading pre-game prayers that blend football with religion,” the report said.

FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said “not only is he inappropriately proselytizing, he is being paid by the state to do so.”

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