Even NASCAR is Saying No to the Confederate Flag

Even if you don’t enjoy watching cars race around in circles, you’ve got to be a little bit of a NASCAR fan this week.

Brian France, NASCAR’s chairman, announced on Saturday that they would ban the Confederate flag not only from official use at events but from any use on racetrack property.

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Oklahoma Legislators Are Furious That Students Can’t Pray at Athletic Events, Even Though They Can

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), which sanctions high school sports in the state, has an obligation to follow the law — as you would expect.

More than two decades ago, the OSSAA Board of Directors approved a policy that basically said they’ll abide by the Supreme Court decision in Lee v. Weisman (1992), which said public schools couldn’t sponsor prayers over the public address system at sporting events.

Simple enough. They didn’t even have to approve such a policy (since it was law), but they did.

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Two Girls Sat Out Part of a Soccer Tournament Because Muslim Players Refused to Compete Against Them

It’s not very often we see Catholics in the news for doing the morally correct thing, but they deserve credit this time.

It has to do with this rule for kids playing sports:

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God is Not a Fan of Your Sports Team Unless…

In a scene from An Act of God — opening tonight on Broadway — actor Jim Parsons channels God to explain how He works when it comes to sports:

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Clemson’s Head Football Coach Will No Longer Accept Award from Anti-Gay Christian Group

I posted yesterday about how Clemson University head football coach Dabo Swinney planned to attend a fundraiser to receive an award from the Palmetto Family Council, an anti-gay Christian group.

Among the many problems was that he would be appearing not as a private citizen but as the Clemson coach. It would also send a message that he shares the bigoted views of the Christian organization.

Looks like the pressure finally got to him. Swinney has decided to skip the fundraiser after all:

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