Isaac Ferrell isn't a victim of Christian Persecution
The people who are okay with these baptisms would have exploding heads had anyone baptized their kid into a religion other than their own. The evangelicals claim they're being persecuted any time they are prevented from forcing their religion on others, yet they would be the first people to persecute others given the chance. If you want to see what genuine persecution looks like, . . . hand power to the preachers.
Now I'm dying to know just what that unmentioned incident was and why they're trying to hide it.
Their silence just draws more attention to them.
The coerced baptism may not have been the reason he got the boot... but it 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 have been.
Also... what 𝘪𝘴 it with this deeply weird association between sportsball and Christianity, anyway? I don't recall the Gospels ever mentioning sportsball. Jesus never taught anybody anything about sportsball, but to listen to sportsball coaches, that weird misshapen lump of rubber they throw around and fight each other over might as well be Baby J himself.
They just can't stop slapping their savior in the face by making their 'piety' public, can they? ( a no-no according to Matthew 6:5-6). They just can't stop disobeying all earthly laws and authorities, can they? (even though their scripture tells them to obey those laws and authorities (Romans 13:1).
JESUS: "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord' yet don't do what I say?" (Luke 6:46)
Okay, I gots to know: just WHAT is worse than a mass baptism of an entire football squad?!? In Georgia, no less.
Maybe he's a Democrat and that didn't go over with the school board? 🤪
Well, looking up the story, it isn’t just the Daily Mail that’s claiming it’s the baptism. But they’re all talking as though that reason is insane to get fired over. Until the SCROTUS and the GOP destroy our democracy, baptizing public school children in your public school position is still unconstitutional.
Evangelical Christianity is the faith-based equivalent of "if you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalks."
Sad that my first thought was sexual abuse of one of the players. Since he still has his 'teaching' job that's unlikely, but I hate things have gotten to the point where that's my first thought when an unspecified event leads to job loss for a coach or educator.
It strains credibility to assume that the coach was ignorant of the law, but so many Christians think that laws are optional for them and compulsory for everyone else. The perverse part of this incident is that Christians spend most of their time IGNORING laws against this behavior, but here they're trying to gain public sympathy by emphasizing that the law IS there, and claiming it's "persecuting" them.
Christian streets: One way only, which is whichever way suits them at the time.
I can think of several scenarios.
1. Live boy or dead girl? Always a possibility.
2. The incident happened on the way home after a football game. Could be something to do with alcohol. Baptist never recognize the pope, or each other in the liquor store.
3. It really was the mass baptisms, but they don't want to say so. For the obvious reason.
Maybe I'm just feeling cynical today.
He baptized the players without their own... parents' permission.
Maybe I'm overthinking this. Watching too much TV. Probably thinking conspiratorial even, but...
While we're fighting the spread of christian indoctrination through public schools, they are working on a different plan. Poisoning public education so badly that everyone wants public education shut down for good and everyone move to christian - sorry - charter schools. The upside is they can just sit back and the masses will come to them for indoctrination - sorry - education. They don't have to fight secularist, no worries about the establishment clause, and they can run their schools however they want without tyrannical oversight. Plus freeing up education money will help supplement our waning military spending, and prop up our military industrial complex, which is suffering greatly these days.
Oh, the irony
“(A Daily Mail headline falsely read, “Georgia high school football coach Isaac Ferrell is fired for holding BAPTISM on school grounds for his players.”)“
As though the baptism was something that should be acceptable. It is not acceptable for a public school to baptize its students. It is not acceptable for a coach to do it, not acceptable for a teacher or an administrator or even the janitor. Baptisms should never happen in schools. (The only exception might be if a church rents the facility on weekends and it has no involvement outside the transaction with the school)
Now, the school is specifically stating it is not the baptism, so to lie about the situation is wrong. Typical of the type of preachers that would demand access to student athletes, though. Good lesson on character, fellas. Quite the opposite of what you’re pretending to instill in the children.
O/T: Roselyn Carter has died. Her husband, Jimmy will soon join her. Rest in pure unending love, Roselyn.
"persecution"? Yes, by the Christian pastor and the Christian coach. Those kids were victims. Did anyone even ask these boys parents if it was OK? Had they been baptized already and were just doing what the coach wanted so they could look like team players, and they wanted to play. The boys were just being dunk in a tin tub and voila, they were baptized and did they really care. It could very well be the boys laugh their asses off with this Christian grandstand stunt. I sincerely hope so. It seems we hear more and more of this nonsense by clergy in the South. We must uniform our schools throughout this country because kids in the South and other red states are being short-changed.