Family Research Council

Fox Sports Says Christians Are Ineligible Receivers...of a Job


By Tony Perkins
September 18, 2013

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At Fox football, it's usually the quarterbacks that get sacked--not the commentators. Hi, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. At Fox Sports, they're kicking off plenty of controversy. The network fired popular analyst Craig James--after one day on the job! James became the latest face in the war on religious liberty when he got the boot for his conservative views on marriage. And here's the kicker: he made the comments--not at the sports desk, but during last year's Senate campaign! That didn't matter to Fox, who said, "We asked ourselves how Craig's statements [opposing homosexuality] would play in our human resources department. He couldn't say those things here." The fact is, he didn't say them there. And suggesting that supporting marriage disqualifies you from breaking down football plays is outrageous--especially when that opinion's shared by the majority of Americans! Obviously, the message is: when it comes to the public arena, Christians need not apply. And if that's gonna change, the church needs to get off the sidelines and speak up!

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