Thursday, February 14, 2008

Spot the Loony

Here's an actual factual situation that took place somewhere on the planet earlier this month. Two athletic teams from two schools show up to compete in a game, when one of the teams objected to one of the officials who would referee the game. On what basis? Some sort of bias or previous bad experience with that official? Nope:

The reason given, according to the referees: Campbell [the ref in question], as a woman, could not be put in a position of authority over boys because of the academy's beliefs.
That ref and her male counterpart walked off the court, game canceled.

Where did this take place? One of those Middle Eastern counties in the grip of Sharia law? Saudi Arabia, perhaps?

How about Kansas. The protesting team was from St. Mary's Academy, which adheres to "older Roman Catholic laws." Laws that are apparently as compatible with reality in the 21st Century as buggy whips.

1 comment:

jedijawa said...

What? You don't use a buggy whip?