Two Religions Make News -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
Two religions make news? What religions are these? Well, in the case of Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, the religions are Christianity and Football. At least that's the suggestion of Martin Marty, who notes both that football may qualify as religion, and that it has come into conflict with Christianity at one of the largest Christian universities in the country. You may have heard about the scandal at Baptist-related Baylor. It's football team had risen to the heights of glory and now is falling fast, casting a pall over the university, due to sexual assaults committed by football players against female students. Apparently people in power knew and did little to stop it. Having good friends who are graduates of the university, I know they are embarrassed by all of this. I pray the university recovers, but its fall should serve as a warning to us all. I invite you to take a read.