Sunday, May 19, 2013

High school track team disqualified for religious expression.

"Constance experience has shown that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go." Montesquieu.

Another example of power gone mad. Political correctness. Officials scared that they might offend the wrong people, but unafraid of offending the right people.

Just a question here: if the sprinter knelt down on his knees and kissed the earth and hugged a tree, would the team have been disqualified?  If the sprinter had shouted "allah is great", would the team have been disqualified? If the sprinter had yelled out "Nike shoes are fantastic'" would the team had been disqualified? If the sprinter had yelled out "the Boy Scouts are bigots," would the team had been disqualified?

The Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had won the 4x100-meter relay--by seven yards, no less--and had a shot at the state championship. That was until Junior sprinter Derrick Hayes pointed to the sky.  Hayes's father, K.C., said that his son made a gesture of thanks to God, but raising a hand to the sky is considered excessive celebration according to the state scholastic rules. And with that, the team was disqualified. 

 




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