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A High School Football Coach, His Covenant and the Separation of Church and State

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Sports Illustrated

By Greg Bishop The Supreme Court is expected to side with a public school football coach who prayed on the field. Many fear the decision will erode a bedrock of American democracy. The shriek of a whistle sounded an end and a beginning. On an October night in 2015, reporters, curious out-of-towners and even satanists assembled at, of all places, a high school football game in suburban Washington state. They were all stoked for an impending collision, the crescendo of a fight that, over just six weeks, had ballooned into a spectacle. After the game clock hit triple zero, and after the teams sho…

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