Habersham Central High School student and football player Garrett Kinsey is hugged by football coach Benji Harrison after Kinsey was baptized in the Chattahoochee River on Sept. 18 near Demorest, Ga. Federal courts have ruled that while students can pray at school, coaches, like other employees of public schools, cannot participate in religious activities with their players. But videos of coaches baptizing players are often huge hits on social media.
Habersham Central High School student and football player Garrett Kinsey is hugged by football coach Benji Harrison after Kinsey was baptized in the Chattahoochee River on Sept. 18 near Demorest, Ga. Federal courts have ruled that while students can pray at school, coaches, like other employees of public schools, cannot participate in religious activities with their players. But videos of coaches baptizing players are often huge hits on social media. Mike Stewart The Associated Press
Habersham Central High School student and football player Garrett Kinsey is hugged by football coach Benji Harrison after Kinsey was baptized in the Chattahoochee River on Sept. 18 near Demorest, Ga. Federal courts have ruled that while students can pray at school, coaches, like other employees of public schools, cannot participate in religious activities with their players. But videos of coaches baptizing players are often huge hits on social media. Mike Stewart The Associated Press

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