Last week, former Rep. Allen West spoke to a conservative group in Texas about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s battle against formal pre-game prayers at public school football games.
West explained that he never got injured when he played high school football because there was a team prayer before the games:
Now see, I remember growing up in the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia. I went to Grady High School and I played football. And we didn’t have all this high-speed gear and everything like that. There was no such thing about “targeting.” I mean, you were not a tough football player unless you did try to hit someone head-on.
And even in high school, before every game at Grady Stadium, the pastor would come down and pray over that football game. I don’t remember catastrophic injuries. I don’t remember anyone getting carted off that field paralyzed.
Not that West cares. Even when he’s not in office, he’s still pandering to religious conservatives with lies.
(via Right Wing Watch)