The issue of religious freedom vs. separation of church and state is always dicey and sports is not immune. A growing number of MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL clubs are offering Christian, Jewish and Mormon nights.
???? I wasn’t aware of these sports being owned by The State and having to follow a tenet not found in the Constitution.
But a national Muslim advocacy group doesn’t think it’s appropriate for teams to mix religion and sports. If sports teams are going do it, then the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) wants equal time for other religions.
Calling CAIR an “advocacy group” is like calling al Qaeda a “grassroots organization.”
“The ultimate test of this kind of policy would be to have a Muslim Family Day — and gauge the public reaction to it,” says CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. “Given the heightened state of anti-Muslim sentiment in our society, I have a feeling there would be some objections to that.”
I suspect there might be some empty seats, due to worries over members of the Religion of Peace exploding themselves. But, why is CAIR all worked up?
The Oakland A’s, for example, will hold their first Jewish Heritage Night against the Los Angels May 17. Attendees get an A’s yarmulke and a seat in the plaza infield section for $26.
The Golden State Warriors are also going to have a Jewish Heritage Night. Obviously, this has ticked off those tolerant people at CAIR. And, of course,
What do you think? Is it OK for sports teams to hold these religious-themed fan days? Or should sports stay away from religion.
So, is it OK for privately owned sports teams to do this? Or, should Government mandate “diversity”?