Logical_Thinking...a quote from the man who penned most of The Constitution
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions"
- President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to Baptists from Danbury, Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper soon thereafter
Public schools are government institutions and have no business interfering in student's personal religion or lack thereof.
khelms2316 would you support proselytizing by a Buddhist coach at Ridgeland? or a Wiccan coach? How about a Muslim coach? The schools have one job and that's to educate children not proselytize for any religion. Considering that Ridgeland only has a 57% graduation rate I suggest they spend their time attempting to educate and retain students instead of involving them in religious activities. Both of my sons attend Ridgeland and are atheists. They have to keep quiet about their about NOT having any religious beliefs for fear of persecution both by other students AND teachers.
As a parent of two atheist children who attend Ridgeland I applaud the Freedom From Religion Foundation's efforts.