The nation’s leading secularist legal organization is pressuring the University of Mississippi to ban its head football coach, Hugh Freeze, from using his Twitter account to write about his Christian faith and God. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the school’s chancellor, Jeffrey Vitter, last week asking him to take action to ensure that Freeze and his coaching staff do not use their official social media pages to promote religion.
FFRF attorney Sam Grover argued in the letter that it is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution for a public entity to promote religion. Grover said that since Freeze is the head football coach of a public university who uses his Twitter account in his official capacity, he is not allowed to use his @CoachHughFreeze Twitter account to promote his faith or religion. MORE