One of the Top College Football Prospects in the Country is an Atheist (and He Attends a Catholic High School)

The last time we heard from former World Series champion Gabe Kapler — an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox in 2004 — he was writing about one of his religious teammates who was later convicted of sexual assault.

At the time, Kapler said:

I’m floored that I misjudged the character of a man so horribly. Perhaps I was blinded with the mantle of righteous moral authority he always tried to wear and never looked deeper.

Chad Curtis wasn’t the first major leaguer to commit a heinous crime. I’m confident in my assessment, however, that he’ll represent the last time that I allow the veil of religion and perceived moral high ground to impede my better judgment of another human being’s fiber.

Well, Kapler’s not done writing about religion — and I’m thrilled to see that his latest article for Fox Sports profiles Josh Rosen, a top football prospect who has a rare quality: he doesn’t believe in God.

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NFL Prospect Follows God… and Doesn’t Get Drafted

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how an NFL prospect followed God… then didn’t get drafted.



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What Are (Some) Christians Saying About Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam? Take a Look

Stephanie Drury, who runs the hilarious Stuff Christian Culture Likes website, began retweeting what some Christians were saying about newly-drafted openly gay NFL player Michael Sam (and the lovely kiss he had with his boyfriend after finding out the St. Louis Rams had selected him)… and my head damn near exploded.

So now you have to suffer, too:



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NFL Prospect Who Skipped Out on Scouting Combine Because God Told Him To Doesn’t Get Drafted

Back in February, when the NFL’s top prospects were in Indiana for the league’s Scouting Combine to show coaches, executives, and other decision-makers what they had to offer in terms of speed and ability before this weekend’s draft, one player was conspicuously absent.

Adam Muema, a running back from San Diego State University, came to the Combine but then left early for an odd reason:



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Christian Football Coaches Could Learn a Lesson from Doc Rivers

We’re so used to hearing stories of Christian football coaches at public schools who think they can and should lead their teams in prayer. They don’t give a damn about non-Christian players on their team, always falling back on the line, “No one ever complains,” never realizing that most students don’t want to cause conflict or paint a target on their own backs.

Those coaches could stand to learn a lesson from LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers.

There used to be a pre-game prayer when he first coached for the Orlando Magic in 1999, but that changed when Rivers saw someone on the outs:

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