Does Jesus belong in football?

Ernest Jones, the director of player engagement (and what the hell is THAT?) at the University of Connecticut, thinks so: “We’re going to make sure [the players] understand that Jesus Christ should be in the center of our huddle, that that’s something that is important.”

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst disagrees: “Our employees cannot appear to endorse or advocate for a particular religion or spiritual philosophy as part of their work at the university, or in their interactions with our students.”

Todd Starnes of Fox News has weighed in: “[I]t seems to me that the administration of the University of Connecticut disrespects people of faith – specifically followers of Christ.”

So Starnes is an idiot. Big deal. But what makes his column truly appalling is this doozy:

I’m reminded of an old Southern Gospel song:

Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life.

Yup, Starnes thinks that Paul Craft’s composition is an old Southern Gospel song.

Wotta jerk.

UConn rebukes coach, says Jesus doesn’t belong in football | Fox News.

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