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ACLU wants Bowden to stop team church trips

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by 2 Timothy2:1-4, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

    Dec 22, 2006
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    The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Clemson head football coach Tommy Bowden of abusing his authority by imposing his religious beliefs on his players, and it has asked the university to discontinue the coach's practice of strongly recommending that players participate in an annual team visit to a local church.

  2. Alcott

    Alcott Well-Known Member
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    Dec 17, 2002
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    I think I'll write the ACLU and ask them to investigate Texas A&M for the "Junction Boys" incident 53 years ago. Bear Bryant gave the team the option to attend the local First Baptist Church-- using team buses, at that-- and all them did because they thought would get out of at least one of those workouts that were grueling with no water allowed and on a "field" with goatspurs [those are painful].

    That's true. The ACLU would go after a coach for recommending or even hinting that players should give thanks to God or go to a church, but they would ignore it if a coach's orders give a player sunstroke (as in Junction) or kill a player (as has happened). They (players) don't have a right to not be killed or injured, but they do have a right to not have a suggestion they go to church.

    [BTW, after the Junction boys all said they would go the church, the Bear told them that's good-- they would get dressed and load up after the early morning workout].
  3. TomVols

    TomVols New Member

    Oct 30, 2000
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    The ACLU has been after Tennessee forever for that. The athletic department actually has a paid Christian minister as team chaplain. He is a friend of Fulmer, a Methodist believer. The ACLU has not been able to get a foothold. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Tennessee's popularity :)
  4. tank1976

    tank1976 New Member

    Dec 2, 2007
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    The ACLU is so over the top of things. It is very sad.

    It makes you get... mad. Angery even. Then I remember what Brad Stine would say to the ACLU, " Life's tough put on a helment." :BangHead: :tonofbricks:

    These 'people get so offended. It would be almost funny if it was not so sad.

    We still live in America where this coach can do this . Goin to church.. is that really so terrible for college students to do.

    Compared to what a lot of students do, this is one of the best ideas you could give your team.

    Way to go coach . Keep alive that witness for your team and all those around you.:thumbs: :applause: