The Gazette Editorial Board published a pathetic defense of proselytizing by an NFL legend hired to coach a college football team
But prayer is proven to work, just ask the cancer victims in a pediatric cancer ward.
Times are changing, and Sanders is going to alienate at least as many as like what he's doing. The University of Colorado is a public university, and religion should have no place in the athletic department.
JESUS: "Did I NOT instruct those who claim to be my followers to AVOID public prayer? What part of that did they fail to comprehend?"
"If we Jesus hard enough, we're sure to win!"
"But... um... shouldn't we be... y'know... practicing the game instead?"
"No! We don't need skill and strategy, we need 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘴!"
"But coach, the other team prays too. Won't we just cancel each other out, and the game will be decided by skill and strategy anyway?"
"That's why we need to Jesus 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳! Haven't you been listening?!"
OT: Mike Pence has demonstrated once again what a sweet, wholesome religion christianity is.
So Boulder is about 60% "nones", eh? I'll bet that next week the Gazette runs an editorial blaming that fact for the Buffaloes' sorry record on the field.
I hope the FFRF write a rebuttal and submit it to the Gazette, that kind of misinformation is part of why the US is in the state we are.
OT- Florida's top fascist does fascist things, story at 11: https://apnews.com/article/sunshine-week-ron-desantis-florida-records-a0061801fffbd075af3de46c73e9e4db
Nothing says "I have nothing to hide!" like trying to hide everything you do, amirite?
The editorial board didn't actually read the FFRF's letter. They heard the FFRF had sent a letter and stopped listening and started screaming "Christian Persecution"
Signing off for a bit. Taking wife to get colonoscopy. See you this arvo.
I wonderhow many shades of white are needed to have a diverse The Gazette’s editorial board 🤔
$5 million and he calls himself a disciple of Christ? I might believe him if he lived in 3bd/2bath driving a new Chevy and using the rest to build low/no-income housing.
To borrow a line from that great philosopher and well-known Warner Bros. curmudgeon, Yosemite Sam, “Great jumpin' horny toads!!!” I already knew that Deion Sanders was a horse's patoot, as I started reading this article, so his behavior is no great surprise. The Colorado Springs Gazette, an organization that not only depends on the Press Freedom clause of the First Amendment but should have a better than average understanding of the Establishment clause of that same element, has no such excuse. Their thumb-fingered response to the FFRF's correction to Deion Sanders' ill-considered action is a disturbing indicator, not just of their editorial stance, but their utter failure to understand the situation at the University of Colorado or the very definition of diversity, which Sanders was blatantly stepping on.
Perhaps worst of all is, if I recall correctly, that Colorado Springs is a pretty right-wing town to begin with. That their editorial may reflect the attitude of the city itself just makes the whole scene that much more fraught, and any outcome that much more potentially compromised.
"Deion Sanders, then, is doing something clearly illegal."
It's only illegal temporarily. Sooner or later, a lawsuit over a case like this will be brought before CAWCNO (formerly SCOTUS), and they will green-light all coercive Christian prayers in schools and youth sports.
this is Darwin award winning stupidity.