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Atheist Activists Complain Clemson Football Program is ‘Entangled’ in Christianity

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Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed a complaint against the Clemson University’s football program claiming religious entanglement.

The complaint states the program (coach Dabo Swinney and team chaplain James Trapp) said prayers and held Bible studies for players.

In a letter sent to the University titled: Constitutional Violation in the Clemson Football Program

“We believe the practices of the football staff regarding religion are compliant with the Constitution and appropriately accommodate differing religious views,” the statement read. “Participation in religious activities is purely voluntary, and there are no repercussions for students who decline to do so. We are not aware of any complaints from current or former student-athletes about feeling pressured or forced to participate in religious activities.”

But officials with the university told reporters this week that Swinney and others are within their rights and that FFRF is “mistaken in its assessment.”

“We believe the practices of the football staff regarding religion are compliant with the Constitution and appropriately accommodate differing religious views,” read a statement issue to the Charlotte Observer. “Participation in religious activities is purely voluntary, and there are no repercussions for students who decline to do so. We are not aware of any complaints from current or former student-athletes about feeling pressured or forced to participate in religious activities.”

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