Pastor Rick Douglas of Providence Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana addressed NFL football in his most recent sermon. He accused the NFL of a long pattern of persecution of Christians and poor performers on the field.
“Don’t you think there’s something mighty suspicious about the New England Patriots releasing a Christian player, in a so-called Christian nation, just because he doesn’t appear to be able to hit a moving target… or even a stationary target with the football? A man takes the Jesus as his Lord and Savior and then the next thing he knows he’s packing his bags. I don’t know when it was that the Patriots learned of his Christianity… Was it last week? Was it this week? But it might have been a factor in his release. And there were other players released, too. And I have heard a lot of them were Christian as well! I’m not saying one thing or the other. I just think that’s something someone ought to look into, that’s all.”
Douglas followed up with reporters on Tuesday, adding that he now has documented proof that a majority of the NFL players released during final cut downs are, in fact, Christian, cementing his theory that their faith was targeted in their release.