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Switch to Forum Live View H.S. Baseball Team Forfeits Championship Game Rather Than Play Team With A Girl Player
3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 9:45AM #1
TPaine
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A baseball team in Arizona that worked all season to reach the state championship game has forfeited the chance to play for a state title because its opponent has a girl starting at second base.
As initially reported by the Arizona Republic, then followed upon by a variety of other Arizona and national sources, Phoenix (Ariz.) Our Lady of Sorrows Academy's baseball team decided to forfeit its scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship matchup rather than face off against Mesa (Ariz.) Preparatory Academy, which features a second baseman named Paige Sultzbach.
Because playing Mesa Prep would require competing against a team featuring a girl, Our Lady of Sorrows decided that playing the game would violate the school's mission to teach boys and girls separately, as the school made clear in a statement on Thursday. The separation of the sexes is a key tenet of the Society of St. Pius X, a separatist branch of the Catholic Church of which Our Lady of Sorrows is a part. Link

It seems a shame to me that 15th century misogynistic attitudes kept the Our Lady of Sorrows team from having a chance to win a state championship.
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3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 10:04AM #2
Ebon
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Sexist and stupid in one package. Economical.

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3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 1:10PM #3
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May 13, 2012 -- 9:45AM, TPaine wrote:



It seems a shame to me that 15th century misogynistic attitudes kept the Our Lady of Sorrows team from having a chance to win a state championship.



Scary too. this country is fast sliding towards the past.



It would have gone against their policy of teaching girls and boys separately.  Well the girl is one a different schools team, so they would not have been teaching her anything with the boys. Or the boys anything with her.



I can just imagine what they teach the girls. How to obey their husbands, how to not go near a voting booth, how to clean the kitchen and have lots of babies (once married of course).

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3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 1:10PM #4
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May 13, 2012 -- 10:04AM, Ebon wrote:


Sexist and stupid in one package. Economical.




Affirmative.Undecided

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3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 5:23PM #5
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Yeah...I saw this story...and thought really???  In 2012???  Geeeeeeeeez....what is UP with some groups still today???


And, Maine, I shudder to think what they're teaching the girls....


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3 years ago  ::  May 13, 2012 - 5:38PM #6
mainecaptain
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May 13, 2012 -- 5:23PM, Thetwofish wrote:


Yeah...I saw this story...and thought really???  In 2012???  Geeeeeeeeez....what is UP with some groups still today???


And, Maine, I shudder to think what they're teaching the girls....


Peace


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I think all the insecure men out there have gotten themselves in positions of power, so they can try to turn back the clock. As I watch this country try and destroy civil rights for anyone not male and white.

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3 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 12:34AM #7
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Totally stupid in my opinion!

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3 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 6:14AM #8
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May 13, 2012 -- 9:45AM, TPaine wrote:

A baseball team in Arizona that worked all season to reach the state championship game has forfeited the chance to play for a state title ...  Because playing Mesa Prep would require competing against a team featuring a girl, Our Lady of Sorrows decided that playing the game would violate the school's mission to teach boys and girls separately, as the school made clear in a statement on Thursday. The separation of the sexes is a key tenet of the Society of St. Pius X, a separatist branch of the Catholic Church of which Our Lady of Sorrows is a part. Link.



Good for them for standing up for their principles.

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3 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 6:16AM #9
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May 13, 2012 -- 1:10PM, mainecaptain wrote:

I can just imagine what they teach the girls. How to obey their husbands, how to not go near a voting booth, how to clean the kitchen and have lots of babies (once married of course).



And now that you have imagined it, it must be true. . . .

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3 years ago  ::  May 14, 2012 - 11:07AM #10
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May 14, 2012 -- 6:14AM, shmuelgoldstein wrote:

Good for them for standing up for their principles.


Do you always support and praise bigots for standing up for their "principles"? Or is it that in this case since the bigotry is coming from a religion that it's OK? The KKK has principles too. Do you praise them?

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