Sunday, May 5, 2013

University Interscholastic League Disqualifies Track Team for Thanking God

“A Texas high school track team was disqualified from competing in the state championships because one of the runners made a gesture thanking God after he crossed the finish line.
Derrick Hayes, the anchor of the Columbus High School 4×100 relay team had just crossed the finish line when he raised his finger to the sky – thanking the Lord for winning the race that would send them to the state finals.
But a judge with the University Interscholastic League, the governing body for high school athletics in Texas, ruled that the gesture was a violation of the taunting rule – and the Cardinals were stripped of their victory.
‘I think it’s a travesty,’ said K.C. Hayes, Derrick’s dad. ‘It’s a sad deal. Those kids worked hard.’
Robert O’Connor, the superintendent of the school district filed an appeal, but so far the UIL is standing by its rule….”
The attack against people of faith is never ending.  The call made by the University Interscholastic League (“UIL”) is in itself offensive.  Feel free to share your feelings on the matter with the UIL on their Facebook page, .

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