Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has voiced his support for gay marriage. So yay! Reverend and Democratic Maryland delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. does not support gay marriage. And he was “appalled and aghast” at the gall of Ayanbadejo so much so that he sent owner of the Ravens, Steve Bisciotti, an official letter of outrage. That’s right, [Read More…]
Normally I do my best to ignore what is going on in the world of Clemson University athletics at least until November (go Gamecocks!), but this article managed to catch my eye yesterday. One of their football players, junior DeAndre Hopkins, was baptized in front of his teammates recently after practice. Their wide receivers’ coach and recruiting [Read More…]
Mark Mariakis is the public high school football coach who uses his position to proselytize to his players and bring them to Jesus. There’s now a Support Coach Mariakis Facebook event page, encouraging his supporters to attend Ridgeland High School’s first home football game on September 14th. I guess the people of Rossville, Georgia are [Read More…]
When a Public High School Football Coach Takes His Team to Church for Food and Sermons, Why Is Anyone Defending Him?
Ridgeland High School in Rossville, Georgia has a problem. The football team is led by someone who thinks it’s his duty to preach to students instead of just coaching them. According to a letter (PDF) the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent the Walker County Schools superintendent: … on game day, [coach Mark] Mariakis takes the [Read More…]
ESPN loves shows featuring talking heads. They’ll invite columnists with personalities to talk about any sports-related topic and the worst sin they can commit is being boring. On Friday, one of their regulars, Skip Bayless, was eager to talk about this picture from GQ featuring a Jesus-like Tim Tebow: Bayless tweeted this in advance of [Read More…]