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  Allen West Connects Football Injuries to Lack of School Prayer
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AuthorJosh Feldman
News DateWednesday, April 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Congressman Allen West spoke in Texas last week, and at one point connected prayer to a lack of football injuries. West talked at great length about the separation of church and state and how today the state is “persecuting people for their religious beliefs.”

The former Republican congressman talked about a secular group that wanted the University of Tennessee to stop public prayer before football games. He then recalled how when he played football in high school, a pastor held a prayer before every game and, on top of that, they didn’t even have all the heavy-duty gear that modern players currently wear.

“I don’t remember catastrophic injuries,” he said. “I don’t remember anyone getting carted off that field, paralyzed. See, there’s something about the power of prayer.”
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