Iowa Pastor Believes that Boys Can Touch in a "Familiar Way"

Well, that’s the only conclusion I can come to, since he doesn’t believe that girls and boys should be allowed to wrestle one another in the high school tournament, but he doesn’t seem to object when boys wrestle against one another.

A homeschooled boy withdrew from the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament rather than face a girl in a match.  To be fair, the statement released by the young man is very congratulatory to the two girls who made the state finals — a first in the 85-year history of the tournament.  However, he said that his religion does not allow him to wrestle those girls.

Here’s the relevant quote from the AP article:

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