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Old 02-29-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Jewish school to give up shot at state championship to observe Sabbath – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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I saw the school team being interviewed on the local news stations and they handled themselves with such grace and dignity. They did not place blame on any party, did not put on a spectacular rant, but rather said they were accepting of the rules. It's good to see them teach their students some good values and set a good example.

I was disappointed that the officials of the league did not yield a little considering that they could have played after sunset, it's not like they were trying to move the game to another day even.
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Old 02-29-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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So happy to see the school, team, and players stand up for what they believe in! It is too bad the league did not budge, but perhaps it is leading to a more important learning experience for all the students involved.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:29 PM
 
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I'm in favor of helping them out as long as it's reasonable.

BTW, I was reading about the Sabbath and I was surprised when I read Matthew 12:8.
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:11 PM
 
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Hilarious,
Wednesday they say
"You get put in adversity and the way you handle things says a lot about your character.
So this is an opportunity to show our character," Chris Cole, coach of the Beren Stars, told CNN Houston affiliate KPRC."


Next day I read this
Court order puts Jewish school back in playoffs
A group of parents with boys on the team subsequently sued TAPPS and a judge has now issued a temporary restraining order requiring the agency to reschedule the game.
TAPPS director Edd Burleson said Thursday that the association will honor the restraining order and allow Beren to play Friday afternoon.


Here's an idea...
how about we have a law about this for all religions?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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^^I think it's great but where do we go from here with religion and sports?

I can already see a headline in the not-too-distant future: "Team stops with 3 minutes left on the clock to face Mecca."

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Old 03-01-2012, 02:37 PM
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Location: Katy,TX.
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Hilarious,
Wednesday they say
"You get put in adversity and the way you handle things says a lot about your character.
So this is an opportunity to show our character," Chris Cole, coach of the Beren Stars, told CNN Houston affiliate KPRC."


Next day I read this
Court order puts Jewish school back in playoffs
A group of parents with boys on the team subsequently sued TAPPS and a judge has now issued a temporary restraining order requiring the agency to reschedule the game.
TAPPS director Edd Burleson said Thursday that the association will honor the restraining order and allow Beren to play Friday afternoon.


Here's an idea...
how about we have a law about this for all religions?
Typical hypocrites lol
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Good way to show the kids that you don't have to follow the rules, if you don't get your way, just take somebody to court and sue them.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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The NCAA makes it so that BYU doesn't have to play any games (all sports) on Sunday even if they make it to the NCAA championships. So, they do it for Mormons, why not Jews?

Ronnie
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Good way to show the kids that you don't have to follow the rules, if you don't get your way, just take somebody to court and sue them.
Wait a second. TAPPS is the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. This is the umbrella organization under which all private schools in Texas play sports. But they have made a rule that necessarily excludes all Jews from fully participating. The law is unjust. The legal system has been put into place so that when someone is unjustly wronged they have a way to settle the dispute. When someone lies and uses the legal system to get their way even when they haven't been wronged, it's immoral. There was nothing wrong with what this school did. They used to avenues legally available to them to challenge the rule of an organization that was unjust.

Let's think back a few years. Rosa Parks broke the law when she sat in the white section of the bus. The law was unjust. At that time there was no legal recourse with which she could dispute the law. So she made a quiet statement to try to challenge the unjust law. Now, thanks to Ms. Parks and many others likes her, we have the legal means to fight these types of things...and you say they are wrong to use them. Shame on you.
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