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Educator apologizes for Christian assembly

NEWARK, Del. — The principal of a Delaware high school has apologized after some parents and students objected to a Christian-themed assembly featuring two members of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The players, Tra Thomas and Thomas Tapeh, say their presentation at Newark High School last week simply encouraged students to "be a leader, not a follower. Don't worry about what everybody else is doing."

Thomas is founder and spokesman for Athletes United for Christ, and a projection of the organization's logo was shown throughout the presentation. The athletes also urged students to attend a rally and concert at the Living Faith Christian Center in Pennsauken, N.J.

"As a parent of a child in a public school, I am uncomfortable with the fact that an evangelical organization can come into a public assembly that is a promotional event for an evangelical Christian concert," Becky Ashley said.