Christian College Won’t Compete Against Teams Who “Disrespect” the Flag

OzarksAccording to The Chronicle of Higher Education, The College of Ozarks, a small Christian college in Missouri, will boycott athletic contests if they detect that their opponents disrespect the American Flag or the National Anthem.

This seems odd to me.  Why would a Christian college make such a definitive defense of the American flag?  I could understand if a Christian college made a rule stating that their own players must stand during the National Anthem, but why make players from other teams do so?

Here is a taste of the piece:

The college said it had changed its contracts for athletics competition, adding a rule that all players and coaches involved show respect for the American flag and the National Anthem. “It’s a shame sporting events are being used to communicate disrespect for this great country,” the college’s president, Jerry C. Davis, said in the news release. “It’s time for colleges and universities to be positive role models. We need more emphasis on character and unity and less emphasis on political correctness.”

Read the entire article here.



4 thoughts on “Christian College Won’t Compete Against Teams Who “Disrespect” the Flag

  1. I don’t agree with you that it would be alright if a Christian school forced its students to stand for the national anthem. There is strong evidence in the early church against participating in the emperor cult (and in Revelation). There are plenty of reasons why a Christian student might feel compelled not to worship the flag.


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