Deion Sanders Faces Backlash for Praying with His Team

After two and a half successful years of coaching at Jackson State University (JSU), Deion Sanders says he felt a call from the Lord to take on the head coach position at University of Colorado, starting in December of 2022. Not even a few months into his new position within the program, Sanders provoked a reaction from an atheist nonprofit for implementing his faith into his coaching.

The two-time Super Bowl champion has made it abundantly clear over his career that he is a man of faith, and his Christian lifestyle was famously evident on the sideline throughout his time at JSU. After taking the position as the Buffalos’ head coach, Sanders continued to show his religious commitment to the Lord. On January 16, 2023, he reportedly opened a team meeting with a word of prayer:

“Lord, we thank You for this day, Father, for this opportunity as a group. Father, we thank You for the movement that God has put us in place to be in charge of. We thank You for each player here, each coach, each family. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.”

They want to silence his faith while promoting theirs. They also provided Sanders with “guidance on the non-discrimination policies.”

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