“Students shouldn’t have to pray to play on their high school football team. The coach’s actions were a clear violation of religious freedom, forcing kids to choose between their own beliefs and appeasing the man who decides the lineup for the game. This is not a dilemma any child should face," said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser.
There’s no denying that 2018 was rough for advocates of church-state separation. But there were reasons to celebrate as well. Here’s a look at the year that was – the top 10 church-state stories from 2018 and how they might affect 2019.