The following is taken directly from a letter I received a week ago from John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute.

According to the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Jersey, Marcus Borden has fostered a “destructive environment” for students. What did Borden, a high school football coach in East Brunswick NJ and a recipient of the national Caring Coach of the Year award, do to create such a “destructive” environment? He bowed his head,

    silently

At other times, he knelt down on one knee–

    silently

That’s the extent of Coach Borden’s so-called destructive behavior, which to him was a sign of respect while his football players offered a simple, solemn prayer for safety and honor on the field. If the matter weren’t so serious, the accusations being leveled at Coach Borden would be laughable. Read the rest of this entry »