Mass Baptism Before School Football Game
A Georgia school district is investigating why a baptism took place before a football game.
“We had the privilege of baptizing a bunch of football players and a coach on the field of Villa Rica High School! We did this right before practice! Take a look and see how God is STILL in our schools!” the caption of the video read on YouTube before it was removed, according to 11 Alive.
Once the Carroll County School system was made aware of the video, however, they launched an investigation, according to a statement cited by 11 Alive.
“The Carroll County School System was made aware of a situation that took place at Villa Rica High School prior to football practice on Aug. 17. The district is currently looking into the specifics of this situation and will take appropriate steps to ensure all state and federal laws are followed,” noted school district officials in the statement.
“I can’t remember another case like this. … It’s really misusing the authority of the coach to promote his personal religious agenda,” Annie Laurie Gaylor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation told 11 Alive.