The U.S. Military Academy at West Point has pulled a postgame prayer video from its social media page following a complaint from a church-state separation group and is investigation whether the prayer was violative of the rights of players. According to reports, after West Point’s football team defeated Temple University on Friday, the athletics department posted a video of the locker room celebration to social media.
The video allegedly included footage of West Point head coach Jeff Monken asking a staff member to lead the group in prayer. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), led by Mikey Weinstein, soon contacted West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen to assert that the prayer was inappropriate. Weinstein claims he received 90 complaints over the matter. READ MORE