Friday, August 11, 2006

god and baseball

I missed this one. Baseball teams are holding "faith nights," baseball games that are followed by preachers, Christian bands, and testimonials by baseball players. Seems they'd been popular for a while in the minors, but this year the Atlanta Braves have held a few such nights.

But now there is trouble in paradise. The Braves will have another faith night this weekend. And they've had to disinvite James Dobson's Focus on the Family. The Braves ain't saying why they banned FOTF but speculation is because gay groups were offended by the Dobson group's homophobic bent, including its website which gives helpful advice on how Not to Be Gay, along with the usual stupid allegations about the homosexual agenda. (Google the damn thing yourself if you want to see it, I won't link to it.)

Faith night? I'll pass. Baseball and other religions don't mix.