Sunday, May 13, 2012
Whenever you hear "a separate branch" of the Catholic Church, be ready to deal with wackjobs. One such school was supposed to play in the Arizona State baseball championship last week, but forfeited because the other team had a girl on it...
Officials at Our Lady of Sorrows declined comment. In a written statement Thursday, the school said the decision to forfeit was consistent with a policy prohibiting co-ed sports.
The statement also said the school teaches boys respect by not placing girls in athletic competition, where "proper boundaries can only be respected with difficulty."
Our Lady of Sorrows is run by the U.S. branch of the Society of Saint Pius X. The group represents conservative, traditional priests who broke from the Catholic Church in the 1980s.
The forfeiting school believes in a strict separation between boys and girls in education. To the young girl's credit, she chose to sit out the first two times the teams played during the regular season to avoid controversy. With this being the championship and it being played on a neutral field, she chose to play. The other school chose not to. Their loss.
I'm against girls playing high school football (with the exception of kicker). However, this situation is completely different. Baseball is a non-contact sport and this young woman's school does not offer softball. She also is clearly good enough to be out on the field (she is the team's starting 2nd baseman). The school also has no reason to push their outdated policies and rigid beliefs on other schools. This story is troubling, but hardly surprising. But what do you expect from a group that broke away from the Catholic Church because it wasn't conservative enough?
Girl player, 15, cited for baseball team's forfeit
The crazy Catholics need to fire their coach and hire this guy tomorrow.
"Jews, spics, n$*ge#s and now a girl?"...