Big, big Hat Tip to Joe Carter over at First Things blog for this one. I'm curious what Ricochet members think about male versus female competitions in combat or contact sports?
“Wrestling is a combat sport and it can get violent at times. As a matter of conscience and my faith I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner. It is unfortunate that I have been placed in a situation not seen in most other high school sports in Iowa.”
Rather than wrestle a girl, the wrestler in question chose to forfeit the match and end a strong possibility of a state championship for himself. Please read the whole article. Neither set of parents or child is bitter, and the boy in question had nothing but praise for his female opponent. But, in his mind, this was a question of honor.