Religion: Wanted: Christian Sports

Can football coaches be Christians? Can athletes become outstanding laymen in the church? Apparently not, says James W. Carty Jr., religious news editor of the Nashville Tennesseean in the current issue of the Methodist monthly Together. He quotes a pessimistic sports photographer: "In games, sportsmen divorce their conduct from their religious principles." and Editor Carty, a member of the Disciples of Christ, agrees 'that "this dark stain in our sports fabric" has spread over the whole athletic field.

"Nothing counts but victories, no matter how achieved. I have searched long, diligently—and in vain—to find more than one individual who is outstanding both...

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