Michael Medved
On Sunday, September 27th, baseball rescheduled a Yankees-Red Sox confrontation from the evening to the afternoon, allowing the game to finish before sundown and the beginning of the solemn holy day of Yom Kippur. For the same reason, the New York Jets accommodated Jewish fans by moving their home football game from 4 PM to 1 PM. These switches sent the message that faith is more important than sports, but why not similar respect for Christian celebrations? Until 1934, Philadelphia never permitted baseball games on Sundays, and Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants refused to pitch on the Christian Sabbath. At least on major holy days – Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Day – pro sports teams could take a break, honoring traditions of the nation’s Christian majority and sending a message about priorities.
 

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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