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High School boy forfeits wrestling match because of his Christian beliefs

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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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Her would-be opponent, Johnston, told reporters that he was uncomfortable wrestling females, in part because of his Christian beliefs.


This is really interesting territory we're getting into. This is the kind of stuff we really didn't deal with much in my generation.
I remember a lone girl wanting to play football or something like that, but it was not the norm.

This high school boy gave up his chance at a state match because he was not comfortable wrestling a girl.
He blamed it on his religion. I personally think that is pretty weak cop out. Maybe he was scared of losing to a girl.
If he is really concerned on religious reasons, is it good to do those same moves with another boy? Really think about that.



I'm a girl and I think these guys should wrestle girls and don't hold back. They should treat them as if they were wrestingling anyone else.
If the girls lose they lose, but if they win, they do so fairly.



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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:05 PM
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It's a no win situation for the boy.

If he beats her the attitude would be so what? You beat a girl.

If he straight whoops her ass, he's a villain.

If he loses he's a laughing stock.

Whatever reason he gave, he did the right thing.


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Even though he's Christian, maybe he remembered his penis is Satanic and he was afraid of getting a stiffy during the match? Seems the most likely reason why he bowed out.


edit on 10-3-2019 by FlukeSkywalker because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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Kinda' a No-Win for the boy. Not in the SJW Universe but in the young-man-mind universe.

If he wrestles her, then he is fighting a girl. A social no-go.

If he wins, then he beat a girl. No honor there and socially poo-pooed.

If he loses, then he lost to a girl. Embarrassing even though the girl was the better opponent.

If he doesn't wrestle her, then he is "scared" of losing or not "woke" enough.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Dang....same wave length I guess.

The kid is darned if he does and darned if he doesn't.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:09 PM
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Nothing particularly interesting here.

It's just one story in what is going to be hundreds that lead to the downfall of most sports. Stories will be from all sides and for all sorts of "reasons". Either way, the point will be that people will just choose to not compete and these sports will linger and ultimately end up dying.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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It's not like girls are signing up to wrestle in mass. They probably don't have enough women for a girl league so they join the boys.

Seems like a non-story to me. How did it make any headlines?

I mean, it's just high school..



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Make love not war.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

After a certain age, touching another dude is weird.

Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Just that rolling around on the floor with your legs wrapped around a dude is not really a sport. So Christian beliefs be damned! I just wouldn’t want the audience getting a free porno show!!

Especially if I did not, uh, measure up, so to speak.

So BS reason for BS teenage boy touching a girl that ain’t his momma is all I got from the “story”. Oh, and MSM agenda headlines.

Or am I off the target on this?
edit on 10-3-2019 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: Autocorrect sucks...


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:14 PM
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We need to respect his decision, that's all.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Trueman

Wisdom from Trueman. I agree and will post no further.


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:26 PM
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Whatever reason he gave, he did the right thing.


Yep.

He had nothing to gain from this one. MIght as well walk away with some integrity left after having this situation forced upon him by people who should know better.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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Just that rolling around on the floor with your legs wrapped around a dude is not really a sport.


Go to your local MMA gym and tell them that.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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I'm reminded of a story of why Mongolian wrestlers have to bear their chests because a Really long time ago a woman became the grand champion and was never beaten and it was only after her death did they realize this and Male pride went a little overboard.




posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:28 PM
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What the hell?


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:31 PM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm


I'm a girl and I think these guys should wrestle girls and don't hold back. They should treat them as if they were wrestingling anyone else.



Hmmm...nope, face reality for a moment: for better or for worse, men are much much physically stronger than women.

If men were to "don't hold back" against women opponents, there would be a strong risk of injury for women.
That may not conform to feminist fantasy but it is reality, science, evolution, genetics and all that.

The boy did the right thing.



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:34 PM
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I'm a girl and I think these guys should wrestle girls and don't hold back.


Well, same weight class? Yup, kid is a chump. Same weight, same rules.

And where in the bible does it say you can't wrestle someone because their a girl/woman? Oh yea, it doesn't... well, what you see here is that religion ain't compatible with women being on equal footing as men. As a matter of fact that religion ain't nice to women at all.

Nah, the problem is, ya man is scared to catch that fade. Her ranking puts her up there with one of the best in the state.

Hold this L kid... hold this L.


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posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:35 PM
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What a callous and flippant arrogant statement, Jags. About him citing his religion: "I personally think that is a pretty weak cop out."

Really? You don't think it took courage for that kid to forfeit the match? You don't think he thought about the teasing he would get? Or the push-back from his team members? Have some humanity, lady.

As a person raised in a fundamentalist Christian church, I can tell you that his citing religion is absolutely not a "cop out" but actually a brave and disciplined decision he made. If his church is anything like the one I was raised in, he absolutely would not be allowed to wrestle girls. And honestly, can you really not imagine in your mind why that might be?

Are there not wrestling moves and situations where that girl's crotch would be right in his face? Or where he would be on top of her? Or where her breasts would be pressed against him? Many, many Christians are going to think that is too immodest an activity for a Christian boy or girl to be engaging in with the opposite sex, even if it is a sport.

Furthermore, are you unfamiliar with teenage boys? Do you not know how visual they are and how much their hormones are raging? Many of them go through a period where they can't even control when they get an erection. They see a pretty girl bend over in class to pick up her pencil- BAM, erection, and they pray it goes away before anyone sees.

I think the real question is why the hell are we having boys and girls wrestle?

I have a question for you, Jags. If this boy was Muslim and cited his religion as the reason for forfeiting the match, would you still say it was a cop out?



posted on Mar, 10 2019 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: JAGStorm


So BS reason for BS teenage boy touching a girl that ain’t his momma is all I got from the “story”. Oh, and MSM agenda headlines.

Or am I off the target on this?


YES, you are off target on this. See my reply to Jags.




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