"It's forcing them to undergo a religious ritual to be accepted on a team. How are they going to cross their coach? They have no choice. It's proselytizing, it's coercive, and it's not legal in our schools," she said. "It's really misusing the authority of the coach to promote his personal religious agenda."
The group's co-president, Annie Laurie Gaylor, said in a written statement: "It's unfortunate to see a sectarian symbol that is increasingly used as a symbol of political intimidation in our state capitol.