The Freedom From Religion Foundation didn’t expect pushback from the younger generation.
Most Americans have probably never heard of Beloit, Ohio. But this month, they’re starting to hear from them. It may be a small town (less than 1,000 people at most), but it’s mighty. And in the face of the bullies at the Freedom From Religion Foundation, that’s all that matters.
As usual, the anti-Christian activists are always on the prowl for rural areas, where they think locals can be easily intimidated on issues of faith. But the atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation made a mistake when they picked on Beloit.
As usual, the Wisconsin group is terrified of the prayers of a few believers, so it fired off a letter to the superintendent of West Branch ordering the school to stop praying before sporting events—or else. School officials were upset at the thought of ending a tradition that had gone on for years, but they agreed, admitting they couldn’t afford a lawsuit.
But that wasn’t the end of the story. The community has started rallying to the side of the students, who are fighting back by selling more than 4,000 “Prayer Matters” shirts (in a town of 900 people).