Point of Information -- not quite on topic
Finkelman, Paul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paul.Finkelman at albanylaw.edu
Tue Mar 6 13:57:57 PST 2012
I did mean ON school teams. The drawback of writing on a "not so smart" phone while sitting in a faculty meeting. Sorry for the typo.
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From: Douglas Laycock <dlaycock at virginia.edu>
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I assume Paul meant “on school teams,” and not “no school teams.”
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I have known many non-Catholics who attended Catholic schools. I assume they could play no school teams. When I lived in Tulsa a number of Jews attended Catholic schools because they were more respectful of Jewish religious needs (holidays) etc.than some of the public schools which sometimes acted as if they were evangelical schools including giving extra credit for prayer at the flagpole.
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" the Maccabiah Games feature only Jewish athletes."
Nope. See http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3111132,00.html
It's open to all Israeli citizens without regard to religion, and to Jews who are not citizens (presumably because they have an automatic right of citizenship, although I don't know that for a fact).
I'd also be very, very surprised if many "Catholic Leagues" exclude participants based on religion; perhaps they're confined to certain church teams, or students from Catholic schools, etc. -- but an actual personal religious test for individuals?
On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Marci Hamilton <hamilton02 at aol.com> wrote:
There is significant precedent for one-religion sporting events, which I assume everyone agrees is fine. Catholic Leagues exist in numerous cities And the Maccabiah Games feature only Jewish athletes.
TAPPs' first mistake appears to have been opening itself up to religious organizations with different religious needs and demands.
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