By Steve Higginbotham
This past week, the chaplain
for the Washington National's baseball team was suspended and
barred from the clubhouse. What did he do? Did he spit in
the face of an umpire as I have seen some players do? Did he
run onto the field in an uncontrollable rage, cursing and
screaming at the umpire or an opposing player as I have seen
some managers and players do? Did he get in a locker room
brawl as some players do? The answers are "No." His offense
was simply in answering a question that had been asked of him
by a player.
Ryan Church, an outfielder for
the Washington Nationals asked the chaplain if the Jews were
"doomed" because they do not believe in Jesus. The chaplain
While I understand that this
answer may be offensive to some, my question is, "why have a
chaplain in the first place if you don't want biblical answers
to biblical questions?" If you don't want religion in the
locker room, then don't hire a chaplain, hire a counselor or a
psychologist. However, it's not that they don't want religion
in the locker room, they apparently do. However, they want a
watered-down, inoffensive, feel good, post-modern religion in
the locker room. That's where the chaplain went wrong.
Seems to me, they suspended a
man for being who they hired him to be? What do you think?
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