Briles' Firing Gets the Headlines, but Starr's the Story
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So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
-- John 8:7, King James version
Baylor University is the USA's largest Baptist institution of higher education.
The USA's founding fathers wisely saw fit to make a citizen's religion -- or lack thereof -- optional, so if you're gonna buy into one, then adhere to its creed.
Refreshingly, Baylor did.
Fortunately for Jameis Winston, Florida State is not a Baptist university.
Baylor, of course, is located in a state where some would argue that football is religion.
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
-- Deuteronomy 12:30-31
Southern Methodist University discovered that the hard way. Dudes got done for doing the wrong sort of tithing:
Seems like Baylor's athletic department saw the Mustangs' false idolatry and raised them.
Yet another case of those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
All of which leads to the real story here, and the irony is beyond rich:
For now, dude's been demoted at Baylor.
Odds are he'll soon exit the school entirely, done in by an all-too-common malaise of the football über alles approach of raising sizable donations and national profile for the institution.
Meanwhile, UCLA just picked up $280million in filthy lucre from Under Armour.
Gotta love the message of entitlement it sends, too.
And that attitude starts at the top, with adults who should know better.