Sacred Heart Catholic School Bad Sportsmanship. Outrage Over Jerry Harris Cheerleading Abuse and New Jersey Basketball
Who teaches them? More song lyrics:
You've got to be taught before it's too late
Before you are 6 or7 or 8
To hate all the people YOUR RELATIVES* hate (*emphasis mine).
Take a look at the MAGA rallies and see the little ones with their parents.
Off-topic note: If you don't usually read the Washington Post, check today's front page for a large article about thre NBA' 75 year celebration.
I'm not about to paint all Catholic schools with the same damning brush, but the ones that have turned into factories of privilege for wealthy bigots should be dismantled. If there are any sincere Christian Catholics remaining in these institutions, they should demand a clean house. My bible memory is a little rusty, but I think even Jesus got pissed, tumped over the moneychangers' tables, and kicked those m@#$%^f*&^%$s out of the Temple court.
Thank you. Sad to think how so many of these kids will soon be adults and will become the same bad perpetrators as the people who taught them, took advantage of them, and abused them. The whole incident with the cheer squad. I do NOT understand how so many people looked the other way. Get a backbone. Study ethics. Speak truth to power. Whatever it takes. Your words of wisdom are always powerful & comforting. Peace to you .
The sacred heart story. Regardless of religion, good sportsmanship and empathy should be taught and practiced. As a Catholic, I would expect a Catholic school, an institution that separates itself for religious and moral reasons, would be overt in practicing it. Even if Sacred Heart had to overcome a point differential in their standings, I don't think a 88 point thrashing was warranted. When I was a kid playing ball, travel or highschool, if we had a substantial lead our coaches would have us back off, work on other skills and let the bench go in. It was clear that it was poor sportsmanship and demoralizing to the other team if we ran up the score. The Sacred Heart coach and the players need to apologize to the other team, acknowledge their own poor sportsmanship and the feelings of other people. This is still a teaching moment for everyone involved, Sister Sheila O'Neil included.