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.