Clarity Regarding the FFRF, PCO, and Me.
In recent days I have been forced to tread uncharted waters. I was mentioned in a possible lawsuit that was threatened by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a press release by the FFRF, an article by The Christian Post, and I was interviewed by Todd Starnes from Fox News. The interview with Todd Starnes was followed by a printed article. Needless to say; it has been a bit of a whirlwind. After reading all of the articles and receiving so much support and prayer; I wanted to clarify a few details that may have been overlooked or misinterpreted in the headlines.
I have not been banished from the school. Fan Club is unhindered. Our love, service, and committment to our community and PCO has not wavered.
We have a wonderful relationship with a school and a district that has incredible leadership and a relentless care for their students. Our first step, when all of this erupted, was to meet and evaluate what we were being accused of and to make sure that we strengthened the lines that were already in place to secure the integrity of the school. The desire of my heart and the heartbeat of our church, Cherokee Hills Baptist Church, is to be a compliant friend to PCO's faculty and students. We want to know people and build relationships with them. As we build relationships we will discover needs. Families should not be devoid of food, basic utilities, and basic necessities, but this is the reality of our community. Our goal is to meet those needs and give families a little relief. There is no law in the United States of America that prevents us from loving Putnam City High School and our community. I will be available to the school as needed, Fan Club will still support our football team and our players, and we will do it the right way. Please pray for us. Pray that God will provide the resources needed to love those He has placed in our care.
Finally, if you are available on a Friday night in the Fall... and you don't mind wearing black and orange... join us in the stands for some great football and to cheer on some amazing kids! Go Pirates!
Much Jesus Love,