The demons are the school mascot. They are the Screamin’ Demons, named after the 7th fighter squadron at Robins Air Force Base. The squadron earned the nickname in the South Pacific.
Pastor Crosby doesn’t like it. So much so that he’s started a petition to exorcize the demons right out of the school. He says, "Hundreds of children gather into one place at one time chanting 'Go Demons.' It's the equivalent of us gathering into a church on Sunday morning and saying 'Go Jesus' or 'Hallelujah Jesus.’” He has a thousand signatures that agree with him.
What do you think? Does Pastor Crosby make a good point? If there is separation of church and state, should a public school have a mascot associated with religion? Are you comfortable with kids calling themselves demons? What about angels? Am I crazy or does the Crosby have a point? Share your thoughts.
The USA Today article