Did an act of faith cost a Texas high school track team a win and a chance to advance to the state championships?
This past weekend, the Columbus High School Mighty Cardinals had just won a boys relay race when a runner’s final gesture got them disqualified, according to.
As Derrick Hayes was crossing the finish line, he pointed up to the sky, which is apparently against the rules that govern high school sports in the state. The rules state there can be no excessive act of celebration, which includes raising the hands.
His father believes he was giving thanks in a gesture to God,.
“It was a reaction,” father KC Hayes said. “I mean you’re brought up your whole life that God gives you good things, you’re blessed.”
While some see it as a strict interpretation of the rules, others, including the runner’s father, see it as a violation of religious freedom.
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.