In 2015, Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent letters to the University of Maryland and several other universities, warning them that their practice of employing or utilizing chaplains for their basketball teams violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. In April 2015, ADF sent an informational letter that set the record straight and explained how the First Amendment allows the use of chaplains. Shortly thereafter, the University of Maryland contacted ADF to let us know that its “character coach” wasn’t going anywhere.
Institution: University of Maryland
Location: College Park, MD
Topic: Establishment Clause