Getting God Out of Little League

Bob Ritter is a civil rights attorney for the American Humanist Association. Outside that organization, though, he’s working on a project of his own: Getting references to God removed from Little League baseball. He’s doing this locally, in his town of Falls Church, Virginia. Ritter, an assistant coach on a league team and whose son, [Read More...]

A Minor Leaguer’s Faith Goes Unquestioned

While we’re talking about religious professional athletes and their praising of God, here’s yet another story. This one, from The Columbus Dispatch, is about baseball player Matt LaPorta. LaPorta was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, traded to the Cleveland Indians in 2008 (with three other players, in exchange for one CC Sabathia), played [Read More...]

The Faith of Albert Pujols

When you’re watching the baseball All-Star Game tonight, you’re bound to see Albert Pujols get a great reception from the hometown St. Louis crowd. When that happens, think about this article about him by Jeff Passan that discusses Pujols’ Christian faith. First, some background if you’re not familiar with the player: His [Pujols'] transcendence is [Read More...]

Jesus at the Soccer Game

I thought it was overtly religious when college football quarterback Tim Tebow wore black strips under his eyes with religious phrasing during the BCS championship game: Apparently, that’s nothing. Check out what Brazilian soccer players Kaka (below) and Lucio did during the Confederations Cup last month: You may be asking: If a Brazilian people do [Read More...]

At a Yankees Game? You Can Leave During “God Bless America” Now

A couple months ago, I mentioned a story about Bradford Campeau-Laurion, who was kicked out of the old Yankee Stadium last August because “he tried to use the restroom during the playing of ‘God Bless America.’” The story now has a resolution. You can move about during the song without worrying about any repercussions. … [Read More...]