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  1. #1 My daughter's t-shirt at basketball camp. 
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    ithinkmyliverhurts (1000+ posts) Fri Jun-25-10 07:09 PM
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    My daughter's t-shirt at basketball camp.
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    So some local Baptist church was putting on a basketball camp locally (2 weeks long, 4 days/week). My daughter (9 years old) loves playing basketball and really wanted just to get some playing in with someone other than her old man. So I signed her up. I told her to put on a t-shirt under her tank-top jersey (I didn't know if they'd freak out) if her nipples showed for a brief moment if she lifted her arms. So she obliged. Being the good kid she is, she actually put on a churchy sort of shirt, thinking she'd try to fit in: "When Jesus said to love your enemies, he probably meant you shouldn't kill them."

    So the kids are warming up, dribbling exercises, defense, lay-ups. Then comes time for a pick-up game. It turns out the church had jerseys. So the teams were broken up into jerseys and t-shirts. It turned out that my daughter was on the t-shirt team . . . for about 45 seconds. The ref./pastor took one look at her shirt, and put her on the jersey team. Now, I thought maybe it was a coincidence; I thought I saw him look right at her t-shirt and read it and then asked her to go over to jerseys. But maybe I was looking to be a victim at the hand of Baptists. I wouldn't put it past me to be so shallow.

    No. After practice, he gave me an earful. It was made clear that this was a house of the Lord and that sort of "crap" wouldn't be tolerated. His son is in the Marines and in Iraq, so I and my daughter should show a little respect. I apologized for offending him (it's his church after all). But then I asked, in all seriousness, "So, then, pastor, since you went to seminary, what do YOU think it means that we're asked to love our enemies?" I wasn't being hostile but sincere. The question was met with silence and anger, so i let it go. I'm going to ask again at the next practice. I apologized again and thanked him for the basketball camp. It's been a great camp. It's a nice mixture of competitiveness and love of the game. No asshole parents (present party not included).

    So THE question for my fellow DUers: should my daughter wear an Artest or Iverson jersey to the next (and final) meeting? Or do I go completely off the board and break out the Miroslav Satan t-shirt (Hockey)?
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    I love it how he thinks that he is going to be soooooo cute and have his daughter wear that shirt. I am not really sure if this really happened or if it is a bouncy tale. But he does get his ass handed to him.
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    should my daughter wear an Artest or Iverson jersey
    Boy. Couple of role models here.
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    "So some local Baptist church..."

    So I wonder if the poster understands what goes on at a Churches. As in, they, you know... have religious beliefs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    "So some local Baptist church..."

    So I wonder if the poster understands what goes on at a Churches. As in, they, you know... have religious beliefs...
    If said religion doesn't involve Obama, then it does not count.
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    They've sunk so low that a 9 year old playing basketball isn't even about a 9 year old playing basketball anymore.

    It must really suck to be that angry all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m00 View Post
    "So some local Baptist church..."

    So I wonder if the poster understands what goes on at a Churches. As in, they, you know... have religious beliefs...
    You've never heard the term "Cultural Christian"?
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    The 9 yo probably dribbles better than this tale...
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    It wasn't enough that they put bumper stickers on their cars. Now they put them on their kids too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lager View Post
    It wasn't enough that they put bumper stickers on their cars. Now they put them on their kids too.
    agreed. The parent here is an asshole for using his children to make political statements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    agreed. The parent here is an asshole for using his children to make political statements.


    I think it's a bouncy. I don't think a pastor would have responded to him that way.
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