But our athletes might get cooties!

A high school baseball team in Arizona was poised to go to the state championship, but forfeited before the big game.  Why?

Paige Sultzbach, a freshman, is playing baseball because her high school doesn’t offer girls softball. But the school Mesa Prep was to face in the final, Our Lady of Sorrows Academy, said its boys would not compete against a team with a girl and forfeited the game – and the state title – to Mesa Prep.

They get to tell her how to manage her body, that she can’t use birth control, and now they get to tell her which sports she can’t play.  And if the non-Catholic school doesn’t abide by their rules, if others don’t sit down in reverence to their bigotry, well they’ll just take their toys and go home.

Good!  Take your anti-woman culture and leave.  We’re better off without it.

Mesa Prep’s headmaster gets it wrong.

“It takes tremendous moral courage to stand by what it is you believe, and they are doing what they think is right,” Mesa Prep Headmaster Robert Wagner told KTVK.

Sure it does.  But all the courage in the world doesn’t make ill-formed morals any better.  They need to be called on being sexist, not praised for how bravely sexist they are.

Mesa Prep’s athletic director, on the other hand, gets it almost right.

“I respect their views, but it’s a bit out of the 18th century,” Amy Arnold, Mesa Prep’s athletic director, told the Republic.

Oh come on, don’t say you respect their views and then say they’re outdated before you finish the sentence.  Say their morals have no place in the 21st century.  It’s true.  Piss on playing politics.  Far too often immorality gets to hide behind propriety and it’s a damn shame.

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When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.