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Billy Coleman Takes a Stand in Cullman County Alabama; Prayer Caravan Gets Nationwide Attention

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Excerpt from Billy Coleman’s statement at press conference in Cullman County, Alabama on Aug. 6, 2013:

“There has been a lot of debate on what was inside the heads of our founding fathers when this country was established. Why did they write what they wrote? What was the meaning of the First Amendment and public free exercise of religious belief? There is a host of documentation as to their original intent, including that found in the 1789 Northwest Ordinance, adopted after the First Amendment was ratified: ‘Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.’

“Thus, we know that the first public schools were established to teach children how to read the Bible and the New England Primer, which was one of the first textbooks in America and certainly made reference to the Bible.

“Now we have come to this, an activist organization located halfway across the country attempting to eliminate private expressions of faith and worship by public school officials and employees acting on their private time and in their private capacity as citizens of Cullman County. We strongly feel this goes well beyond what even modern Supreme Court decisions require, regarding the scope of the First Amendment.”

– Billy Coleman, volunteer and speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, supervised FCA huddles, organized and sponsored youth rallies, prayer events, started a Christian Youth Center in Alexander City, Ala., transported busloads of athletes to FCA camps in North Carolina, written devotionals in the FCA Coach’s Bible and led the National Coaches Bible Study, led FCA coaches’ Bible studies in Cullman County, which take place before school in the mornings and on a voluntary basis…

…and sponsor of the Cullman County Prayer Caravan on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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