I have to confess that I am a big football fan. I know, it is not becoming a pastor or an intellectual. It is brutal and destructive to those who play. It could well be compared to the Roman arena in its day. But, since I was a child, I have loved and pulled for the Pittsburgh Steelers. So, it saddens me that I may well have to choose between what I want and what is right.
It has recently been reported that the NFL is considering punishing Texas for its legislative choices. If so, then this “entertainment” has set itself in line with such nuts as Matt Damon and Madonna.
Christian News reports
“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law [in Texas], that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Houston Chronicle last week when asked about the matter.
“The NFL embraces inclusiveness,” he said. “We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events, and NFL policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard.”
As I reported, this has to do with Texas’ own HB2 style laws. Texas is going to be the subject of NFL boycotts concerning the assigning of Super Bowls. But is this what this or any other amusement industry is supposed to be.
Since when has Disney or Six Flags or some sports industrial complex (they all serve the same wicked function, distraction from reality and responsibility) become the consciences of our society.
Well, I guess that if you throw the Bible out as a standard, why not look to Rodger Goodell as our Great High Poohbah.
As for me, they may see the last of this Steelers fan. They can keep their sexual immorality and their idolatry.