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Coach’s baptism field trip gives new twist to team spirit

OH MA GAWD. That’s really all I can say.  OH MA GAWD.

 Being a “team player” in school is a fraught experience, particularly for young athletes. Now, imagine if Coach has more than your child’s team spirit in mind.

What if Coach wanted your child to know God? Not just any understanding of God, mind you, but Coach’s personal choice?

In the case reported by the Louisville Courier Journal, the head football coach at Breckinridge County High School made it his personal mission (he paid the bus fuel) to take 20 players to a revival event at his church where where nine players came forward to be baptized. That is, after all, the point of a revival.(snipped)

DO YOU THINK … a teen in this situation is making a sincere spiritual choice?

full article here… Coach’s baptism field trip gives new twist to team spirit – Faith & Reason.

see also Kentucky High School Coach Gets Players Baptized

Ammons, who could not be reached for comment, told the Courier-Journal that while she was raised Baptist and her husband Catholic, they wanted their son to wait until he was 18 to make religious decisions for himself.

“We felt he was brainwashed,” she told the newspaper.

Meeks said that all the boys who were baptized did so of their own volition. The superintendent said she was at the church for her own personal religious experience and not as the school official. She said the boys’ baptism involved complete immersion, meaning the students were fully dunked in a large pool of water.

  1. Eiball
    September 9, 2009 at 9:18 AM

    Sigh. Why is this so hard for some people?

    Thank heavens someone is calling them to task. Indeed what if they’d all gone off for a wiccan coven event of some kind? Gone to mosque?


  2. September 9, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    I’m sure this will not get the “You are tryin’ to indoctrinate my kids” following as the Back to School Speech….I wonder why?

  3. September 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    I would be SO pissed if those were my kids! WTH?!?

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