Coach Claims He Was Forced Out of Texas Tech for Quoting the Bible
“I said that in the Bible that Jesus talks about how we all have bosses, and we all are servants”
This is not the sort of thing you expect to hear about in Texas.
The College Fix reports:
Texas Tech forces out coach for quoting Bible
Texas Tech University forced out its head basketball coach after he used a Bible verse about servants.
“I said that in the Bible that Jesus talks about how we all have bosses, and we all are servants,” Coach Mark Adams told Stadium. “I was quoting the Bible about that.”
The university’s own statement said Adams “was encouraging the student-athlete to be more receptive to coaching and referenced Bible verses about workers, teachers, parents, and slaves serving their masters.”
The suspension and resulting coverage was enough to force Adams out of his position.
He stated in his resignation message Wednesday:
My lifelong goal was to help and be a positive influence on my players, and to be a part of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team. However, both the University and I believe this incident has become a distraction for the Texas Tech men’s basketball team and the University, which I care about so deeply.
Adams was also accused of spitting on a player in a separate incident, but he denies it was intentional.
The former coach said that the university falsely claimed he had apologized. “One of my coaches said it bothered the player,” Adams told Stadium. “I explained to them. I didn’t apologize.”
While it is not clear which specific passage Adams cited, Bible verses sometimes use “slave” or “servant.”
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He should have quoted something with less religious baggage.
Like Huckleberry Finn. or Charles Murray.
What baggage? The Bible is one of the documents underpinning Western civilisation.
Chances are something like Huckleberry Finn will offend – racism, slavery etc. No clue who or what Charles Murray is, but these days everything offends somebody. :-
The plain fact is that the Bible explicitly endorses slavery, and makes no objection at all to it. The abolitionists had to ignore most of the Bible in order to make abolition a Christian cause.
Well, it’s a servant’s move to step out of a distracting kerfufffle full of people all faux wee-wee’d up about something trivial, not wrong, and none of their business. A gentle man.
That’s the “incident” they’re talking about right? Gotta be. That’s the only thing I see in the story that looks incident-y.
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