Tuesday, October 21, 2008

God Doesn't Want Girls to Play Football?

In today's Atlanta Journal a metro Atlanta football coach is quoted as saying:

“The East Atlanta Mustangs didn’t play us under protest but they were allowed to read a statement on their beliefs about female football players,” Townley said. “They used biblical verses from the book of Romans. I was very stunned by that.”

This is all in response to a female football player, a place kicker, who is very good at what she does. Previously, she had played in the public schools, but this year she is playing in a league of private and home schooled teams. At the beginning of the season, the league banned her because she was female. After receiving a letter from her family's lawyer, the director of the league lifted the ban. Now other teams are either refusing to play or playing after citing Bible verses. As yet, the verses haven't been specifically noted. Did they play football back then?

By the way, fourteen year old Kacy Stuart's team, the New Creation Center Crusaders, beat the Mustangs 39-8. Kacy did all the kicking and made three extra points. You go girl! Don't let these backward thinking (or cowardly, she IS a girl) Neanderthals intimidate you.

1 comment:

rainlillie said...

"You go girl! Don't let these backward thinking (or cowardly, she IS a girl) Neanderthals intimidate you."



ITA! I don't recall reading that in my bible, that God doesn't want girls to play football.