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"God's Glory" in Touchdowns--and Bodily Functions?

wmou Wrote: Jul 18, 2012 7:54 PM
She won, the constitution and the majority lost. Without her grievance an historical document would still be in place. Without activist Justices, we would still have freedom of religious expression. Somehow they believe that a state religion was established, even you say that is nonsense.

A version of this column appeared originally in USA TODAY.

Why should religious leaders, of all people, turn their fire on celebrities who use their popularity for public proclamations of the almighty’s power? In an age when media icons flaunt every sort of indulgence and depravity, prominent members of clergy should find more appropriate targets to scold than athletic achievers like football's Tim Tebow, basketball's Jeremy Lin or baseball's Josh Hamilton, who choose to flaunt their devout Christian commitment.

Widespread discomfort toward well-publicized professions of faith highlights a significant rift in outlook — not just between believers and skeptics,...