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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baptism by Football

When I saw this article, I immediately thought of Rev. Ref+, of course. Faith and football are integral with that boy. That said, I'm purely certain he would not be party to this sort of conscription. We don't play the game that way.

The parents of a 16-year-old Kentucky football player who was baptized along with some teammates during a trip organized by their coach said Tuesday they believe their son may have felt some pressure to go through with the ceremony.

Parents said the voluntary trip was organized by Breckinridge County High School football coach Scott Mooney, who is a member of the Baptist church where the revival was held Aug. 26.

Dannie Ammons told The Associated Press he had no idea his son, Robert Coffey, was being taken to a church in another county on a school bus. The teen told them he was going to see a motivational speaker. Eight or nine other players were baptized at Franklin Crossroads Baptist Church, he said.

(Props to the GetReligionistas)


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