Should Serena Williams Swear if She’s a Jehovah’s Witness?

You’ve likely seen the clip of tennis star Serena Williams cursing out a line judge in her semi-final match at the U.S. Open this past weekend — the outburst cost her a point, which ultimately meant the end of the match for her. Williams, however, is a Jehovah’s Witness. Is she allowed to do that? [Read More...]

A Fundamentalist Discovers Hermaphrodites

Uh-oh. Pastor Deacon Fred just found out that South African runner Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite! He isn’t sure how to handle this: Brothers and Sisters, I saw on Fox News the other day that some secular scientists opened up the tummy of this African gal and found a couple of testicles floating around up [Read More...]

Stand Up for God Bless America… Or Else

A while back a man sued the New York Yankees because they wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom during the singing of “God Bless America.” Now, three teenagers are suing another baseball team — the minor league Newark (N.J.) Bears — because they were forced to leave the ballpark after not standing during the [Read More...]

Australian Athletes Against Homophobia

I can’t imagine any American professional sports team doing this. So kudos to the Australian Wallabies rugby team for supporting a campaign to fight discrimination against the GLBT community. (Thanks to Scott for the link!) [Read more...]

A Small Victory at the Intersection of Church and State and Sports

A reader sent in this story (identifying info has been removed). It shows how simple it can be to correct a policy you think is illegal — without the use of lawsuits, angry words, or drawn-out battles: My state university (I graduated a few years back) has a pretty good football team, is almost always [Read More...]


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