Tuesday, May 15, 2007

And the Lord said, "No four-down football for you!"

Apparently, the state of Alabama has a strange interpretation of the separation of church and state:

Alabama group says Hoover can't play Sunday game

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama High School Athletic Association, citing a ban on Sunday games, has put in jeopardy plans by Hoover High to play an Ohio prep football power on ESPN2.

The AHSAA Central Board of Control voted unanimously Wednesday in denying Hoover's request to play Colerain High in a Sept. 2 game at Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. The Labor Day Weekend matchup was to be aired live on ESPN2 at 12:37 p.m. as part of the third annual Kirk Herbstreit Ohio vs. USA Challenge.

"Sunday is a day of worship," AHSAA executive director Dan Washburn said when citing the reason for denying Hoover's application to play an out-of-state opponent.

In what would be totally unrelated news, of course, Christians in the United States are so terribly, terribly hard done by, I'm guessing because other people are constantly telling them what they can and can't do.

Don't make me stop this car and have to come back there to explain the irony.

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