Young girl kicked off her school’s football team for causing impure thoughts.

A Christian school has booted one of its students from the football team, not for lack of talent, but because has a vagina.

Madison Baxter had been playing football for her Christian school’s team in Georgia for the past year but was recently told she would have to quit, the New York Daily News reports.

According to Madison’s mother, Cassy Blythe, Strong Rock Christian School CEO Patrick Stuart quoted the bible when he explained to her why her daughter could no longer play on the team.

“He said the boys are coming of age and starting to have impure thoughts and might lust after her,” Blythe said.

“He said the locker room talk isn’t appropriate for her.

What a load of shit.  This is the same line of reasoning that gave Islamic nations the veil.  Yeah, guys might lust after her.  They might also do that in the hallways, should you boot her and all the other girls out of the school?  Lust happens, for both genders, and as long as it’s confined to the imagination or to reality only with consent, so fucking what?  We’re human beings, and preventing lust is about as possible as preventing hunger if no food is around.

And she might hear language that’s inappropriate for her?  What makes a piece of language appropriate for one gender but not another?  And even if some language were actually appropriate for boys but not girls, why is the solution to remove the girl from the team so the boys can engage in that language rather than asking the boys to not use inappropriate language?

Also, is the locker room the only place such language gets used?  Does it not get used in the halls of the school?  Maybe we should give all the female students earmuffs.

What’s more, if you’ve got a 55-player football team, then the laws of probability pretty much ensure at least a few of them get aroused by men, and they’re even allowed into the showers with their teammates!  Best kick all the boys off, lest you promote homosexual lust.  In fact, shutting down the football team entirely seems to be the only way these kids don’t wind up in hell on account of the instincts they were born with (which, if you believe in god, the instincts god designed into them).

I know: maybe we should fire that administrator so all his students don’t learn that being unapologetically discriminatory because of your faith is acceptable?

About JT Eberhard

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.

  • invivoMark

    “He said the locker room talk isn’t appropriate for her.”

    Then make it appropriate. Maybe we can actually start training young boys at an early age to not shoot their mouths off with misogynist (and otherwise bigoted) language.

    • Rob

      And over and above that, she’s actually sharing a locker room?

      • Cafeeine

        I’m assuming the sports facilities were designed with the mentality that only a single gender would be using them.

  • Terry Williams

    So, you don’t want the boys lusting after a female teammate? So, you take her off the team. I thought the church promotes heterosexuality, so if you take the girl away, then the boys can only tackle each other. Just what the church needs more boys touching only boys.

  • EvolutionKills

    If they’re really so worried at this school about what their male students might do in this situation, it does seem to say a lot about their moral fiber (or lack thereof) and their trust in their students to be moral. If you’re so worried about what the male students might do (lust, harassment, or heaven forbid sexual assault), that you have to discriminate against the female students; then it says far more about the school’s failings at instilling empathy and good ethics than they probably realize. So much for that high ground they’re always carping on about…