April 4, 2015 9:00 am -


A student’s mother says Baseball coach Tommy Stewart at Pittsburg High School in Texas threatened to punish students with running if they didn’t attend Bible study.

School superintendent Judy Pollan denied the allegation:

He has about 30 boys and only 10 stay for a couple of sessions. That tells you right there that it’s not mandatory. He may do studies on different things, but the whole purpose is to develop character. It probably actually started because some of the boys approached him.

The mom also claims that the coach makes the boys wear a practice uniform that states, “With God, all things are possible.”

“And I asked this particular friend of my daughter’s, ‘Does everybody have to wear that?’ and he’s like, ‘Yes, we don’t have an option,’” she stated.

Pollan countered, “Kids expressed a desire to have something like that on their T-shirts. If it’s something they feel strongly about, well, of course, the coaches and staff will be responsive to it.”


D.B. Hirsch
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10 responses to Accusation: Coach Forced High School Students To Attend Bible Study

  1. Carla Akins April 4th, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Sorry, it’s undue influence by an authority figure. Coach is in the wrong.

    • Roctuna April 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Right you are. The superintendent’s justifications are lame. If the students felt strongly about not going to class or taking math tests would she and the coach support that too?

  2. Kim Connell April 4th, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Go coach at a religious school and stay out of the public school system.

  3. Budda April 4th, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Got to impose their religion everywhere, can’t just keep it to themselves.

  4. rg9rts April 4th, 2015 at 1:17 pm


  5. Dwendt44 April 4th, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    With those lame excuses, she needs to find a new job as does the coach.

  6. Warman1138 April 5th, 2015 at 4:35 am

    They need a new coach…….or a real one.

  7. fahvel April 5th, 2015 at 6:53 am

    bi-passing texas should be the rule of the day. Some very creepy things are festering there.

  8. ShelleysLeg April 5th, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Sitting here, waiting for some crazy person to pin this on “Obama”!

  9. arc99 April 5th, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Ever notice how in stories where Christians are denying religious freedom to other people, which I suspect is the rule rather than the exception, right wingers are nowhere to be found in the comments.