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Kansas Religious School Bars Female Referee

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by GB-Hack, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    St. Mary's Academy, a school near Topeka, Ks. refused to allow a female referee to officiate a boys basketball game, citing "the academy’s beliefs"

  2. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    really? what year is it anyway?
  3. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    You know, this is the kind of shit that pisses me off even more than the abuse scandal -- which is more the fault of corrupt individuals covering their own asses than an indictment of an organized religion, IMO. But this shit is misogyny hiding behind so-called religious beliefs, and it goes on all the time. Fuck any religion -- including that one, in which I was raised -- that condones that kind of institutional misogyny. Fuck 'em.

    A distortion of everything Jesus taught and believed, and that Christianity is supposed to be about.
  4. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    So, what's the problem?
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I wonder if the school considers themselves to be "radical traditionalist Catholics." Many of those groups have actually been excommunicated by the Vatican, though mostly for their anti-Semitism.

    Unfortunately, I can't see these people being excommunicated.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Well, the story said the archbishop they followed had been excommunicated. I'm guess the Catholics don't acknowledge these guys.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    I bet it's not a Catholic school at all.

    It's a Muslim school.

    Where the hell is Hondo when you need him?
  8. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Ok, right, I would hope they aren't recognized. I've just never heard of the Society of St. Pius X, so I'm just wondering if they consider themselves to be part of that "radical traditionalist" group.
  9. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Not only should the KSHSAA ban St. Mary's from playing other schools next season, it should suspend the program for the remainder of the season.
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Just drop that bombshell of punishment on the kids because the adults in the school are morons?
  11. Lefevbre was excommunicated by Paul VI for refusing to acknowledge the changes brought by Vatican II and for persisting in it after being told to stop, and for insulting and ridiculing the pope in the bargain. The sticking point is that John Paul II -- who, for all his gifts as a statesman, was a theological reactionary -- reached out to Lefevbre's people and gave them a wink and a nod.
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah, no shit. i just moved away from the midwest. who knew i was leaving something that was oh, so right?
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