YAHOO NEWS… yet again tries to demonize Christians. Since when is it in “bad taste” or bad thing to chant “WE’VE GOT JESUS?” What’s wrong with that? Why is a Catholic school in “HOT WATER” for saying ” WE’VE GOT JESUS?” Why does Yahoo care about this? Are they anti-Jesus? THIS is what makes front page news on Yahoo, are you kidding me? I wonder why CAMERON SMITH at Yahoo declared chanting “We’ve got Jesus” is in bad taste?
And maybe some should ask the losing high-school football coach TOM BOLDEN why he thinks it’s in bad taste to glorify Jesus? Is Tom Bolden anti-Chirstian? Why did the Tom Bolden react in a “fury” and run over to the student section and yell in anger at them for chanting pro-Jesus stuff? That’s insane. We live in America buddy. Concentrate more on coaching rather than trying to intimidate a bunch of high school Christian kids.
They have the right to chant that. How dare Tom Bolden scold them and scream at them. How dare Tom Bolden say “they ought to be embarrassed” for chanting about Jesus. Those students should be commended for chanting about Jesus.Who is he to yell at anybody for declaring their love for Jesus? Who is he to “draw the line” on any of this – we live in America. Deal with it. Who put him in charge of what a Christian school can do or say? Get over yourself pal. You’re not that important, and we don’t care what you think. I think it’s awesome that high school kids are chanting PRO-JESUS cheers. Especially after they were taunted by the other team about not having girls their in school.
Anyone who agrees with me should send a letter or call COLERAIN high school in Cincinnati and inquire about this. Here’s the schools number… 513-385-6424
Hey I wonder if Colerain would discipline a football player if he ran over and screamed at the opposing teams student body? If so I wonder what Colerain is planning on doing to the Head coach? Hmmm.
BTW… after hearing SAINT ‘X’ chant “We’ve got Jesus” why didn’t COLERAIN just chant back with… “SO DO WE?”
God bless SAINT ‘X’ football and their student section. Please keep cheering for JESUS. Bring Megaphones & Bullhorns to the next game. “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” ACTS 18-9
Maybe that’s why they WON the game? End Christophobia. Stand up for Christ.
One of the top Catholic football programs in the nation is finding itself in hot water after members of its student fan section directed chants of “We’ve got Jesus!” at opponents in a heated, intra-city rivalry game on Friday night in Ohio.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, then-No. 8 Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain football coach Tom Bolden, pictured at right, reacted with fury when he heard members of the then-No. 26 Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier student section chanting “We’ve got Jesus!” in the moments after St. X escaped with a narrow, 17-14 victory in a matchup of two teams ranked among the top 30 in the RivalsHigh 100standings of the country’s best teams.
The Bombers escaped with the tight victory after Colerain missed what would have been a game-tying field goal as time expired.
“That’s where I’ve got to draw the line,” Bolden told the Enquirer about the postgame chant. “[The St. X student section] ought to be embarrassed.”
Of course, Bolden did more than just speak out against the Bombers’ student fans. According to one Enquirer staff writer, the Cardinals head coach charged out of his team’s huddle following the loss and yelled at the opposing student section in anger.
As one might expect, St. Xavier fans have spoken out about how their Colerain counterparts gave more than their fair share of abuse to the Bombers, as well. After an original Friday postgame Enquirer blog post cited the “We’ve got Jesus!” chant, multiple St. Xavier students reportedly wrote in to the newspaper citing the Colerain student body starting off the chant wars with a rendition of “We’ve got girls!”, an attack at St. Xavier’s all-male, Jesuit student body.
Additionally, one St. Xavier student wrote in to say Bombers fans have few non-religious options with which to respond to opposing fan groups because of the litany of chants they are not allowed to use(because the school’s administration has banned them for being offensive).
One St. X fan followed up by saying: “The sad reality of this situation is that our entire faculty has absolutely handcuffed us in terms of what we are and aren’t allowed to chant because they are so worried about our public relations, and the chants that our student section chant are nothing compared to what the teams we play are able to stay us. How about you report on the constant anti-gay chants we have to deal with week in and week out?”
While neither fan chant could be considered in particularly good taste, it seems harsh to consider either too far beyond the lines of good natured ribbing from one fan base to the other. Still, when religion becomes involved any to and fro can create a problem, as was the case on Friday.