Skip to comments.Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change teamís name
Posted on 12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST by markomalley
Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that words can cause great pain and change its name.
The derogatory term redskin offends many Native Americans and others in this country, said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.
The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the teams name and was endorsed by leaders across faith communities, including Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, United Church of Christ, Buddhist and Muslim.
Among those signing the letter were Alton B. Pollard III, dean of the Howard University School of Divinity; the Rev. Luis Leon of St. Johns Church, attended by every president since 1816; the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith of the 150-year-old Shiloh Baptist Church in Northwest Washington; Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine; and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Obamas fiery former pastor in Chicago.
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Give me a break!
So "that guy" is relevant again?
FUJW and the trope you rode in on.
This issue is dead. Stop hounding on it. The name stays.
This is part of the effort to destroy the NFL and professional sports in general. Liberals can’t have the sheeple paying for entertainment, when they need to be entertained by the elites like in the Hunger Games trilogy.
My first thought also, the usual suspects.
The religious left ..preparing to prove Dante’s theory for a loooooooooong time ..
Didn’t we just hear that the Navajo Talkers of WWII showed up at the Fed EX Center wearing redskin jackets?
“America’s history and traditions have to change” - Michelle Obama
Team names changed, stadiums destroyed, the past is gone, break with the old ways and come onboard the new.
Old televisions and lightbulbs were legislated away, they were not replaced by a better mousetrap.
All the big stadiums around the world “suddenly” became obsolete in the same decade. Funny how that happened.
Snyder needs to hire those American Indians who approve and run some local TV ads.
Since the NFL is owned by the government, isn’t this a case of religion and government mixing ?
THIS is what keeps these people up at night???
Nope. Obama will use them for the new games.... Christians vs. Pit Bulls.
Everybody is upset about it except the actual redskins.
Ah... Jeremiah “God Damn America”
Go f**k yourself, Wright.
Those are new stadiums. Came into play around the turn of the century. All of the “records” were set in non-existent spaces now.
I urge the democrat party to change their name to something more appropriate...The pathological liar communist thug mass murderers seems to fit.
The commie lib girlymen need to give up on this. It isn’t going to happen.
Faith leaders or shakedown artists?
The leftists never give up!
What about separation of church and state, you doggone hypocrites?
If I were Dan:
“Don’t you guys have something important to do?”
“There is NOTHING “derogatory” about the name Redskins, and I have plenty of Indian leaders around the country substantiating that fact.”
“So go find somebody else to bother, and make you feel important, because I’m changing nothing!”
(YES, I said “Indian” just to tweak them.”)
They will be the “Bravehearts” by next fall. A good investment would be to buy stuff with the Redskins logo now. That stuff will be hard to find in a few years.
White America has spoken. They'll be offended for them.
These religious leaders need to look out for their own skins, don’t they, when they start messing with the function of another legitimate business?
These aren’t “Faith Leaders”.
They are Marxist Frauds!
...and was endorsed by leaders across faith communities, including Lutheran, Baptist, Jewish, United Church of Christ, Buddhist and Muslim.
Is it any wonder why so many Americans shy away from organized religions, when they come out with this mealy-mouthed BS just to give the appearance of fitting in to the politically correct flavor of the day? F ‘em all!
And these are the people that are supposed to be representing God?
What he should do is sell the naming rights, for ten billion dollars.