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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Steroid Players: Fire Them!

I know it is simplistic, but what if Baseball owners and the players' union took the same sort of action that Track and Field did with Marian Jones, strip her of her medals and ban her from competition. Bicycle racing is beginning to do that: juicing? You're done! Why? Because that is the only consistent message to send to young fans and athletes: cheating does not pay, will not be rewarded, and costs far more than it's worth.
If I, as a pastor, cross ethical lines, I'm done. I know it, the church knows it, the Board of Ordered Ministry knows it. Police persons, bankers, attorneys, physicians, pilots, etc. Every reputable profession has exacting standards that do not tolerate certain destructive behaviors, regardless of the person's fame and prior accomplishments. I have seen some really great pastors leave the ministry in disgrace because of crossing the lines.
For me and professional baseball? It's not worth watching any more than professional wrestling.

2 Comments:

At 4:26 PM , Blogger kent said...

Their reluctance to do this may be their inability to think long term. They see what the imapct would now, not 10 years from now.

 
At 6:02 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

what are the pastoral lines you've seen crossed? have you ever had to dismiss a gifted staffperson? If so, why?

 

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