NFL  > San Francisco 49ers  > Singletary and his Advertising his Religious beliefs is wrong.
September 28, 2009, 01:09 PM
Mike Singletary wearing the Christian Cross on the outside of his shirt is just wrong.

Religious beliefs should be kept out of the game and private. To advertise ones belief is wrong and if everyone did it how stupid would the sidelines become?

Leave your Religion and your Politics in the parking lot, sports are an EXCAPE from life's everyday woes.

Wonder how much rutkus would have been raised had he wore a Jewish Star?
July 13, 2010  01:46 PM ET

These people are not "anti-religion" they are MARXISTS plain and simple. They don;t believe in things like religion or the US Constitution or American tradition. You know, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM... They own Academia, Hollywood, Unions, Media, and now the levers of power in America. Be informed and look for the truth. Know thy enemy. Research Cloward-Piven, Saul Alinsky, SEIU, and the Democrat Party as a whole.

July 13, 2010  01:47 PM ET

These people are not "anti-religion" they are MARXISTS plain and simple. They don;t believe in things like religion or the US Constitution or American tradition. You know, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM... They own Academia, Hollywood, Unions, Media, and now the levers of power in America. Be informed and look for the truth. Know thy enemy. Research Cloward-Piven, Saul Alinsky, SEIU, and the Democrat Party as a whole.

July 13, 2010  02:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#178):

These people are not "anti-religion" they are MARXISTS plain and simple. They don;t believe in things like religion or the US Constitution or American tradition. You know, INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM... They own Academia, Hollywood, Unions, Media, and now the levers of power in America. Be informed and look for the truth. Know thy enemy. Research Cloward-Piven, Saul Alinsky, SEIU, and the Democrat Party as a whole.

What are you smoking?! You know Marxist comments were really big in the Red Dawn era, but now a days aren't so much.. until right wing'd lunatics bring it about for no reason.

I concur whole heartedly with OP. If there was a coach that was an Anti-Theist and he was wearing something (tattoo/jewelry/etc) that went against the Christian Hegemony (That's right, Christian/Catholicism are the same thing), then they would be telling him to get rid of it. If it is freedom of expression, then what if he were to wear a Swastika? Would you have the same reverence and arguments stating it is his right?

Comment #183 has been removed
July 14, 2010  02:46 AM ET
QUOTE:

Whew. Is there a full moon tonight?

not here....but I think Jupiter has three of them tonight

Comment #185 has been removed
October 24, 2010  02:59 PM ET

In case everyone has forgotten, John Kitna with the Bengals was fined by the league for wearing small silver cross on his sideline team ball cap. So, why is Singletary allowed to wear one that that is about 4" the whole game in view, and not under his shirt.

It's amazing, if the public is in love with you, I guess you can get away with anything.

October 24, 2010  04:29 PM ET
QUOTE:

Mike Singletary wearing the Christian Cross on the outside of his shirt is just wrong.Religious beliefs should be kept out of the game and private. To advertise ones belief is wrong and if everyone did it how stupid would the sidelines become?Leave your Religion and your Politics in the parking lot, sports are an EXCAPE from life's everyday woes.Wonder how much rutkus would have been raised had he wore a Jewish Star?

The freedom of religion in the constitution doesn't prohibit one from expressing one's beliefs, on the contrary - it allows it.

BUT...it allows all men and women to do so equally.

Which means for purposes of this thread - if a player wants to thank Jesus in the endzone by making the sign of the cross, he can. It also means that a Muslim player could, as part of a celebration - face Mecca and pray.

It allows Mike to advertise his religion, and gives the same right to other coaches regardless of faith.

And that's as it should be.

Welcome to America.

October 25, 2010  03:22 AM ET

So at the end of the game and most of the players take a knee on the playing should be stopped? I have a choice - watch something else or watch a small cross that makes someone feel better...

August 26, 2011  03:50 PM ET

Really? This is the dumbest thing I've read in months. I hardly think professional sports should be exempt from the Bill of Rights. Who cares what the sidelines might look like if everyone did the same thing? People are free to express their faith in America. I can't believe there are people as ignorant as you. It sounds as if your actual problem is with Christianity. don't make your lame issues everyone else's.

 
Comment #191 has been removed

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    7508
    Comments
    680
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2937
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2213
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    5798
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1544
    Comments
    59

SI.com

SI Photos