In an interesting showcase of the power of the internet, the University of Minnesota’s leading receiver AJ Barker left the team via a letter to his coach, Jerry Kill. He posted this letter, which explained his reason for leaving the team, on Tumblr and made his allegations public. [Read more…]
Minnesota Gophers Receiver Leaves Team Because of Verbal Abuse by Coaches, Including Attacks on His Atheism
Whether it’s coaches leading their teams in prayer or players being baptized on the field after practice, sports and religion seem to be frequently entangled. However, what Liberty University is trying to do crosses a line.
The Christian institution founded by Jerry Falwell is trying to build its athletic department — specifically its football team — into a proselytizing machine. They are calling themselves “Champions for Christ.” [Read more…]