Skip to comments.Arizona high school forfeits championship game rather than face girl opponent
Posted on 05/10/2012 1:11:45 PM PDT by servo1969
A state championship high school baseball game is over before tonight's first pitch, after one Arizona team forfeited rather than play an opponent with a girl in the lineup.
Our Lady of Sorrows refused to play Mesa Preparatory Academy in Thursdays scheduled Arizona Charter Athletic Association state championship game, because that team has Paige Sultzbach at second base. The 15-year-old agreed to sit out a pair of regular season victories over Our Lady of Sorrows, which is run by the Society of St. Pius X, an traditionalist church that broke away from Roman Catholic Church over Vatican reforms in 1970. But with everything on the line tonight, Sultzbach wasn't willing to stay glued to the bench even if it means no game at all.
In a statement to FoxNews.com, an Our Lady of Sorrows official said the school had no choice but to forfeit because it has a strict policy prohibiting participation in co-ed athletics and believes in "forming and educating boys and girls" separately.
Teaching our boys to treat ladies with deference, we choose not to place them in an athletic competition where proper boundaries can only be respected with difficulty, the statement read. "Our school aims to instill in our boys a profound respect for women and girls."
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Ironically, that is just what I was trying to do
You know what’s even more disturbing than the previous two?
By intentionally putting girls/women’s lives at risk physically competing with boys/men. That right there is insanity.
The young men who bowed out of the competition cared enough not to join in on the insanity.
Well stated! HooRah!
You mean like that unmitigated hell hole that is called Afghanistan that we conquered and then turned over to the same murdering thugs who were busy murdering Christians and women before?
Because there's total moral equivalency between a private school which chooses to conduct their business in a certain manner with specific standards which applies just to their student body vs Islamic
radicals who force everyone to follow their views.
I'm sorry, your strawman, it seems to be full of holes.
The problem is, they never do.
The point was that there is no virtue in sticking to your beliefs if your beliefs are stupid.
Anyone who thinks that playing a co-ed game of baseball, softball, volleyball, or kickball somehow disrespects women is an idiot, plain and simple.
One man’s idiocy is another’s wisdom.
You’re talking about nice civilized American men who still live on the fumes of the nation’s old Christian beliefs. Send your wife into the real world, and a man will break her leg.
savagesusie has written with great wisdom.
I'm also trying to get her into Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well, so if she ever finds herself in the unfortunate situation of being attacked when I'm not around, she'll likely be doing the bone breaking with a well timed armbar.
Genuine nice, civilized American men can enjoy co-ed sports with their female friends, girlfriends, and spouses because they enjoy the time and activity together. They don't insult them by telling them that they can't in some circumstances play with the guys because "their bodies are only for makin' babies."
You and savagesusie spout condescending crap.
The decision is yours whether to hold idiotic beliefs or not. No one can “decide” for you.
maybe they just don't want to possibly hurt her sliding into her or hitting her. Just being nice and respectful. Most co-ed leagues I played on were for fun and drinking beer. the serious stuff was men's league and I suspect that the Catholic school just didn't want to change it's mission for a baseball game.
It's their choice. Now as far as the outlier girl who can compete with guys, I have my opinions about certain women that I've been exposed to that "competed" with men. Specifically a "self defense" instructor that made it clear she could handle any man. F'ing joke. If a team can't find a second baseman that can beat out a girl.... well they suck and probably can't compete. I say, let the school decide on what they want to compete in. It's baseball, who really cares?
You sort of repeated what I said. Nice American men protect women. The real world, the non-Christian world, isn’t safe for women like your wife.
“Women are out of control and it is the mens duty to create those special, teachable moments to bring them back into line.”
Is this a joke? This is possibly the most hilarious thing I have ever read on FR. In a bad way.
“The problem is, they never do.”
The problem is, you don’t know what you’re talking about:
I’m not despicable. That term is reserved for Catholic priests that molest little boys and the Bishops that defend them.
Scared of girls. Geez....
“Send your wife into the real world, and a man will break her leg.
savagesusie has written with great wisdom.”
savagesusie is one step from anencephalia. If you don’t have what it takes, that’s your problem. All the women in my life routinely put their male colleagues to shame in intellectual capacity as well as the tennis court. Absolutely and utterly pathetic. All of you.
“Scared of girls. Geez....”
Completely my opinion. It takes a pretty pathetic individual to hide behind so-called “principles” because they are either socially inept or unwilling to admit they think “women should just be in the kitchen or bedroom”. No real man would have refused to play this game.