You may have heard the brief religious right freakout a couple weeks ago over a high school track athlete allegedly disqualified from a race after he won and gestured toward the sky to thank God. Since that fed right in to the persecution complex, it spread like wildfire. But then the family pretty quickly admitted that this isn’t what happened at all and it all died down. But not for our old pal Gordon Klingenschmitt. Not only is he still repeating it, he’s got an explanation for it — the same explanation he has for everything he doesn’t like, “demonic spirits.”
He’s inspired by the Holy Spirit and he points his finger up in the air to praise God. I see the Holy Spirit inside of these young men who won that race.
Even as they are now pointing to God and praising God for that victory, something terrible happens; there’s a demonic spirit now that enters the referees, the officials, and they say “oh did you see that? He just referred to God. We need to stop that and we need to disqualify them!” And they’re punished for their righteousness by the demonic spirit that’s inside the referees.
And here’s what the family says:
To assist the UIL in its investigation, the student-athlete’s parents submitted a letter stating that their son’s religious freedoms were not violated. “In looking back at the conclusion of the 4×100 race, we realize that Derrick could have handled the win in a different manner,” KC and Stacey Hayes said in the letter. “It was not our intention to force the issue that our son’s religious freedom was violated. Nor do we feel that way now. After discussing this with our son, we have come to the conclusion that his religious rights were not violated.”
The student-athlete who was disqualified also submitted a letter during the investigation stating: “Although I am very thankful for all God has given me and blessed me with, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Regional Track Meet in Kingsville, TX, my actions upon winning the 4×100 relay were strictly the thrill of victory. With this being said, I do not feel my religious rights or freedoms were violated.”
Clearly they’re possessed by “demonic spirits” too.