Gimme a “J.” Gimme an “E.” Gimme an “S.” I think you see where this is going. The purest of athletic endeavors — cheerleading — is the latest to get the FCA treatment. To those who don’t know, the FCA is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And they want you to cheer for your team, but only if you’re cheering for Jesus first.
The FCA has added cheerleading to its roster of sports in which it now has a national ministry. Other sports include lacrosse, motocross, and golf (but not football and basketball, which are apparently sports of the devil). I know a few cheerleaders who could really use these folks right now.
The ORLANDO SENTINEL has the inevitable follow-up piece to noted theologian Dwight Howard having a child out of wedlock.
Howard, who has claimed to be devoutly religious his entire life, said when he was drafted, “Character has been in me, the way I am. I’m not going to change because I have money.”
More: “He has spoken often about converting as many NBA players as possible to his Christian faith and typically signs the phrase ‘God Bless’ alongside his autograph. During last year’s NBA All-Star Game slam dunk contest, Howard slapped a sticker with a picture of his smiling face on the backboard while dunking the ball. The sticker had the hand-written phrase, ‘All things through Christ.’ Phil. 4:13.”
One thing we know is that Howard’s behavior is like the majority of NBA players, so nothing will likely change on the endorsement front. But what of his devoted religious flock? How do they feel about him and his Baby Momma? (We feel GREAT, after seeing her amazing photos:)