A Kentucky high school football coach included an extra stop during a field trip with his players.
A mother is angry about a trip led by the head football coach at Breckinridge County High School. The coach took about 20 players on a school bus late last month to his church, where nearly half of them — including her son — were baptized. Michelle Ammons said her 16-year-old son was baptized without her knowledge and consent, and she is upset that a public school bus was used to take players to a church service — and that the school district’s superintendent was there and did not object. “Nobody should push their faith on anybody else,” said Ammons, whose son, Robert Coffey, said Coach Scott Mooney told him and other players that the Aug. 26 outing would include only a motivational speaker and a free steak dinner. “He said it would bring the team together,” Robert, a sophomore, said in an interview.
The ACLU and the Liberty Counsel have each issued the expected opinions, but neither are involved in the case as yet.