The recent drama between the state of Alabama and a Wisconsin-based anti-religious group has garnered national attention as the mainstream media takes notice.
Recently, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter to Auburn University after the university's Unite Auburn event, which featured Christian speakers—afterward, hundreds of students gathered by a nearby body of water where students were baptized. The FFRF claims head football coach Hugh Freeze and other faculty baptized students.
"The event was organized by Chad Prewett, Auburn's assistant men's basketball coach, and his wife Tonya," the FFRF said. "Jeremy Napier, chaplain for the Auburn men's basketball team, was involved in planning the event and admitted that he personally baptized more than 20 students."
The FFRF said university-sponsored religious activity is a violation of the Constitution. Gov. Kay Ivey, U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) and U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) all voiced support for the university in response.
On Sunday, Fox & Friends hosts slammed the FFRF for being "an anti-faith, anti-Christian group." One co-host, Pete Hegseth, praised the Unite Auburn event, calling it a "beautiful thing,"
Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy said the FFRF letter intended to create a chilling effect on the positive impact of the event.
"On the left, they're constantly saying, 'You guys are exaggerating, and you're all up in arms about the attack on Christianity.' Of course there's an attack on faith. Look at it right there," She said.
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