Mikey Wienstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation is at it again, this time leading up to an investigation into whether the Army football team violated its players’ religious freedom.
Allegations of First Amendment rights violations by the organization led to the Army removing a video clip of the team’s post-game celebration after beating Temple last Friday.
In the original video, Army head coach Jeff Monken allegedly asked a staffer to conduct a prayer that ended with Jesus. The video has since been replaced with an edited version.
“In this case, Coach Monken chose the wrong time, the wrong place and the wrong manner,” Military Religious Freedom Foundation president Mikey Weinstein told AP. “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).”
According to The Mercury News, Weinstein claims he was “inundated” various communiques, including six football players and 40-plus West Point graduates.
“We assume that there’s going to be an apology from the coach to the team,” Weinstein said. “We are assuming there’s an admission there was a misstep.”
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