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High School Football Player Gets Penalized For Pointing To God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIi2H4zMZW8 ^ | December 2, 2010 | Brittany Pounders

Posted on 12/02/2010 6:56:23 AM PST by Brittany Pounders

Occasionally we come across a story like this and the injustice can only make you sit back, shake your head, and wonder what we are coming to. A extraordinary young man, Ronnie Hastie, who plays high school football in Spokane, Oregon, always makes it a habit after scoring a touchdown to quickly kneel in the end zone and point to God – in an effort to give him the credit for the score and for his talent.

In this particular game, after a 23 yard touchdown, he took 1-2 seconds to do what he’s always done traditional…quickly kneel and point to God. But this time, the ref didn’t appreciate it and threw a penalty flag directly at his chest- docking the team 15 yards. KOMO-4 writes:

"Hastie said he’s pointed up as a gesture to God after every touchdown he’s scored in every game and never had a problem before.

“It’s usually one or two seconds long,” he said. “It’s something I’ve done as a tradition.”

Hastie said he asked the ref why he was penalized, and the ref responded that Hastie wasn’t supposed to draw attention to himself.

“That wasn’t the point (of the gesture), so I guess I was a little confused,” Hastie said. “I do that to give glory to my heavenly father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He’s the one who gives me these abilities in the first place.”

Hastie’s father said his son points skyward in an effort to recognize something more important, actually trying to draw attention away from himself.'

It wasn’t flagrant, it wasn’t drawn out, and it sets a great example to young people everywhere. My opinion? Political correctness needs to die a slow, painful death.

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1 posted on 12/02/2010 6:56:30 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: Brittany Pounders

I guess he coulda said that he was pointing to Allah ... then all would be okay.

/s


2 posted on 12/02/2010 6:57:35 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Brittany Pounders
It's still hot-dogging.
3 posted on 12/02/2010 6:57:41 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Brittany Pounders

Isn’t it about time for the fans at some High School to mob the field and tar & feather a ref that does this kind of crap? Anyone offended by it should stay the hell away and any ref that decides such a “display” is worthy of a flag should never referee another game. After the tar & feathers, of course.

JMHO

Regards


4 posted on 12/02/2010 6:59:10 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Brittany Pounders; Admin Moderator

Here is a direct link to the video produced by KOMO News and posted to YouTube by KOMOcommunities:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIi2H4zMZW8


5 posted on 12/02/2010 6:59:57 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: Rashputin

Enforcing the rules is his job. Change the rules.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 7:00:36 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: shibumi; Admin Moderator

pretty sure I stated that already. But thanks for backing it up!


7 posted on 12/02/2010 7:01:31 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: al_c

INDEED.

Or maybe the ref was upset that the kid wasn’t making a pass AT HIM.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 7:04:14 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Brittany Pounders

You stated that in the body of your text, but you claim authorship in your header. Also, the link in you text leads to your blog - not the video.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 7:05:35 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
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To: shibumi

And when GOD responds its called LIGHTNING.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 7:06:08 AM PST by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is nigh.)
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To: Brittany Pounders

Sure. Separation of church and sport.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 7:07:46 AM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: shibumi

No, my comments on the story are mine and youtube is an open domain for use. I gave credit to the part of KOHO that belongs to them.

If you and HG spent as much time doing something meaningful in life instead unnecessarily policing FR you might actually be able to claim making a difference in this world. There are those that do and those that criticize. Let me urge and encourage you to spend that time and energy on something that can make a difference in this country and in this world. I’m sure if you put that same focus on something useful you could be known as a difference maker.


12 posted on 12/02/2010 7:10:38 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: Brittany Pounders
There are those that do and those that criticize.

Yes, the "do" in this case is to claim authorship of another's work.

That's doggy-do, Brits.. and you know it.

13 posted on 12/02/2010 7:18:57 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Brittany Pounders

If drawing attention to ones self is the criteria then what about the running back that scores after a long run, solely! What about the return man scoring after a 100 yard return! BS!!!!


14 posted on 12/02/2010 7:19:19 AM PST by JayAr36
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To: humblegunner

Credit was given where credit was due. If you don’t like bloggers, stay far away from the blogger section and avoid getting the shakes.

Feel free to have the last word.


15 posted on 12/02/2010 7:21:40 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: steelyourfaith
Separation of church and sport.

Religion, tribal warfare, and team sports are all closely related going back many thousands of years. All things being about equal, the tribe with the superior religion destroys the tribe without. Anyone that denies this is a dangerous fool.

16 posted on 12/02/2010 7:21:59 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Brittany Pounders; shibumi

17 posted on 12/02/2010 7:22:25 AM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Celtic Cross

Ha! Love it!


18 posted on 12/02/2010 7:24:01 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: Brittany Pounders

colbrese@wiaa.com

Mike Colbrese executive director washington Interscholastic activities association.

This is the gentleman that is in-charge of the refs and is sticking up for their conduct.

This is Political Correctness and is simply in appropriate.

I wrote him and politely told him so.


19 posted on 12/02/2010 7:29:23 AM PST by KansasConservative1
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's still hot-dogging.

Yes it is, and Jesus said God will still know what you're thinking, even if you don't make a show of it.

20 posted on 12/02/2010 7:32:40 AM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Brittany Pounders
... who plays high school football in Spokane, Oregon, ...

For the geographically challenged Spokane, Tumwater and Seattle are all in Washington state, not Oregon.

21 posted on 12/02/2010 7:33:01 AM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: CedarDave

You are so right...hanging my head in shame. ; )


22 posted on 12/02/2010 7:34:09 AM PST by Brittany Pounders
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To: Battle Axe
And when GOD responds its called LIGHTNING.

Maybe in Bills' receiver Steven Johnson did the same thing, he wouldn't have dropped that pass against the Steelers.

23 posted on 12/02/2010 7:34:39 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: al_c

Where is Spokane, Oregon, please?


24 posted on 12/02/2010 7:35:35 AM PST by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: Brittany Pounders
Credit was given where credit was due.

You claimed authorship of the entire content.

High School Football Player Gets Penalized For Pointing To God
www.LibertyJuice.com ^ | December 2, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010 8:56:23 AM by Brittany Pounders

Clearly you are not.

Plagiarism most foul.

25 posted on 12/02/2010 7:38:35 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Scrambler Bob
Where is Spokane, Oregon, please?

Good catch! Couldn't find it on Google Maps.

26 posted on 12/02/2010 7:50:37 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Brittany Pounders

Do it next time you are in the end-zone


27 posted on 12/02/2010 7:55:37 AM PST by PGR88
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To: humblegunner

What did she plagiarize? I did not see anything, please enlighten me.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 7:56:38 AM PST by Ratman83
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To: Scrambler Bob

Where is Spokane, Oregon, please?

It’s a small town north of Eugene, California.


29 posted on 12/02/2010 7:57:43 AM PST by Joan Kerrey
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To: Scrambler Bob

This is the wrong source to ask that question. You should ask the Arizona Republic. They think the Republic of Georgia is the one that surrounds Atlanta.


30 posted on 12/02/2010 8:06:49 AM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: humblegunner

Liberty Juice is a great site. Anything that draws attention to it (and hopefully more daily readers) is a good thing. The anti-blogger mania some people seem to have borders on derangement. I am of the opinion that policing Free Republic should be left to the moderators. Anything else leads to unnecessary arguments, an example of which I am confident is about to ensue


31 posted on 12/02/2010 8:08:33 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: Ratman83
What did she plagiarize?

The video.

She claims authorship of the whole mess.

The video is part of the mess, and she had nothing to do with it.

She's already been warned about this by the Moderator.

32 posted on 12/02/2010 8:08:54 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: csmusaret
I am of the opinion that policing Free Republic should be left to the moderators.

She's already been warned about this by the Moderator.

33 posted on 12/02/2010 8:10:10 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

Then let them deal with it again.


34 posted on 12/02/2010 8:11:57 AM PST by csmusaret (Q: How do they say incompetent failure in Kenya? A: Barack Obama)
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To: csmusaret

No.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 8:18:37 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Moonman62
Yes it is, and Jesus said God will still know what you're thinking, even if you don't make a show of it.

Exactly.

Especially if you don't make a show of it.

36 posted on 12/02/2010 8:22:17 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: ltc8k6
"Enforcing the rules is his job. Change the rules." He vas only following de orders unt putting dem on ze trains. Yea, it's always someone else who has to stand up adn say, "enough" and there's always some reason for the majority to remain meek and sheeplike while the trains are loaded.

Hoping to get one of the apartments that will be given to ze goot peeples soon are you?

Buy a clue, he's enforcing rules he should ignore and you're aiding and abetting those who make absurd and discriminatory rules.

37 posted on 12/02/2010 8:24:35 AM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Brittany Pounders

...I think that somebody needs to jump the ref.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 8:25:08 AM PST by b cool
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To: Brittany Pounders

Absolutely ridiculous. I’d penalize the kid too. It’s still a hotdog move on the kid’s part, just as prancing across the goal line like a little ballerina or swinging a pretend bat after a sack. If you want to thank God or Allah or the freakin’ Devil, do it on your own time. How about handing the ball to the ref and going back to your bench and then thank God while you’re drinking your Gatorade? Why does it have to be on display in the field of play in front of everybody? God can wait 30 seconds for you to get to your bench. Heck, he’ll even wait until your tucking yourself in at bedtime.

Players do it to call attention to themselves, period. “Look at me! I’m thanking God because I am a wonderful guy!”

Dirty little secret here... God didn’t enable this kid to score a touchdown anymore than he disabled the other kid causing him to miss the tackle allowing the winning touchdown. God doesn’t play favorites. If anything he should be pointing toward the other team’s bench and praising the kid that missed the tackle and thanking him.


39 posted on 12/02/2010 8:35:59 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Ratman83
What did she plagiarize? I did not see anything, please enlighten me.

HG defines it his way. Just ignore him. It isn't his only weirdness.
40 posted on 12/02/2010 8:42:41 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: shibumi
You stated that in the body of your text, but you claim authorship in your header. Also, the link in you text leads to your blog - not the video.

Here's how this works.

A blogger posts something from their blog with commentary by them (that is why they claim authorship) and also mention a video that goes along with it for substantiation.

The video isn't the whole story, just part of it.

To claim that a blogger claims authorship for everything in an article they publish here is a straw man argument.

If you really have a deep issue with this, I suggest you check out the news forum as you will find hundreds of similar practices by many news sources.

I remember you FreeperBeaters complaining that bloggers didn't post excerpts of their articles, but just a link.

Tthen when they started posting excerpts you all complained about that.

Now this blogger has posted the whole article from the blog, and still the obsession goes on.

I don't see anything out of line with the posting of this thread.

41 posted on 12/02/2010 9:08:30 AM PST by Syncro (Blogs blogs blogs, the tribulation of the blogs--E. A. Poe : >)
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To: Hatteras
God didn’t enable this kid to score a touchdown anymore than he disabled the other kid causing him to miss the tackle allowing the winning touchdown.

There is a strong competitive advantage believing that God is helping you, in life, sports, and warfare. Whether God does intervene hasn't been scientifically proven, however the advantage itself has been proven beyond a doubt. Publicly displaying gratitude to God is part of that advantage, if anything psyching out the opposing team. As a valid tactic in tribal warfare and practice tribal warfare, winners have included religious acts including public displays of gratidude for thousands of years. They shouldn't stop now just because it causes envy and hurts losers feelings.

42 posted on 12/02/2010 9:18:49 AM PST by Reeses
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To: Syncro
I remember you FreeperBeaters complaining that bloggers didn't post excerpts of their articles, but just a link.

Actually, that's not quite accurate.

The complaint is that they needlessly excerpt blog posts in order to get hits.

There are two species of blogpimps, the excerpters and the vidpimps.

I know, it can seem confusing but there is indeed a method to the madness.

43 posted on 12/02/2010 9:34:16 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Rashputin

This is football, not Nazi Germany.

This is a referee. You don’t want the burden on him to enforce only some of the rules. He will just get even more flack about which rules he chooses to enforce and which rules he chooses to ignore.

If you don’t agree with the rule, fine, but don’t bitch at the ref, bitch at the rule.


44 posted on 12/02/2010 9:38:43 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: humblegunner
I remember you FreeperBeaters complaining that bloggers didn't post excerpts of their articles, but just a link.

Actually, that's not quite accurate.

Yes it is or I wouldn't have stated it.

The complaint is that they needlessly excerpt blog posts in order to get hits.

Yes, I remember that complaint also.

I notice that their writings are copyrighted so it may be best that they excerpt like many other news sites.

Over a year ago I noticed a poster here at FR always posting videos on their blog with nothing noted about them with a link to their site where it was imbedded.

No, I didn't like that either.

If I was interested in the video, I would click on "watch on you tube" link and watch it there.

This poster has posted the entire article and incorporated the video in the story.

As I told shambooie (sorry I don't want to look up the name), a blogger putting their name in as author means they are the author of the words.

Not the video silly!

45 posted on 12/02/2010 9:54:44 AM PST by Syncro (BLOGS RULE! SUPPORT HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF NEWS/ACTIVIZM! : >)
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To: Syncro

This poster used a link labeled “video” which leads to the embedded vid on the blog.

She has incorporated the video as part of the blog post and requires
that you pay her a “hit” to view it. Seems a lot like claiming ownership to me.

The fact that these vidpimps get so bent out of shape when someone
posts the direct link on the thread speaks far more eloquently than
I ever could about their true intentions.. to USE FR as an advertising
platform for their blogs. And that gets ME bent out of shape.

Besides, in order to qualify as “Quixotic” I have to tilt at a windmill or two.


46 posted on 12/02/2010 10:03:09 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Reeses
"There is a strong competitive advantage believing that God is helping you, in life, sports, and warfare. Whether God does intervene hasn't been scientifically proven, however the advantage itself has been proven beyond a doubt."

Tell that to Charlie Weis. ;-)

47 posted on 12/02/2010 10:07:20 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: Brittany Pounders; Admin Moderator

Your post is fraudulent. Your link that claims to be the video is actually a link to your blog. I clicked on the link that says “Video” and was directed to a shady site.


48 posted on 12/02/2010 10:24:47 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

My word, you’re part of my “gang” again!


49 posted on 12/02/2010 10:33:59 AM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner
This poster used a link labeled “video” which leads to the embedded vid on the blog.

She has incorporated the video as part of the blog post and requires that you pay her a “hit” to view it.

Seems a lot like claiming ownership to me.

So? Happens all the time in the news forum.

She posted her article which she claimed authorship for.

She didn't say, "Hay, look at the video I made!"

The fact that these vidpimps get so bent out of shape...

LOLOL! Har, it's the FreeperBeaters that need to put on their big boy panties!

to USE FR as an advertising platform for their blogs

That's quite a stretch.

Check the news forum.

And that gets ME bent out of shape.

Maybe you should work out...

Hay, what is this...a quatrain??

The fact that these vidpimps get so bent out of shape when someone
posts the direct link on the thread speaks far more eloquently than
I ever could about their true intentions.. to USE FR as an advertising
platform for their blogs. And that gets ME bent out of shape.
That's almost poetic!
50 posted on 12/02/2010 10:49:14 AM PST by Syncro (BLOGS RULE! SUPPORT HOSTILE TAKEOVER OF NEWS/ACTIVIZM! : >)
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