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Pastor under fire for high school football devotional

July 12, 2018

A pastor who recently came under fire by a nonprofit organization that educates the public “on matters relating to nontheism” appeared on “Fox & Friends” Saturday to explain his situation.

Konnor McKay, a pastor in the Waldron, Arkansas community, was invited to his former high school to speak at a football summer camp about teamwork and leadership.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) deemed McKay’s speech, which invoked scripture, a “constitutional violation,” and asked that the school district “not allow its football program to be used as a captive audience for evangelists.”

McKay — who also played football at Waldron — said Saturday that he felt it was important for the players in the camp to know the value and importance of teamwork.

“I shared with them the importance of teamwork. … That’s what I felt in my heart to share,” he said.

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