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    Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Heard Cotlar say today that the chaplain will be a baptist out of Texas. So that's good news for recruiting, probably.

    Also, position will be funded by FCA, Cotlar said.

    Baptists can have some interesting beliefs, biblical inerrancy, homosexuality a sin, etc. I would hope that a conservative Baptist chaplain would be able to lock his Baptist's beliefs away in a safe if a player comes to him and needs to talk about his homosexuality.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    FCA????? (I needed at least 8 characters so that is why I'm typing this)



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by joepublic View Post
    Heard Cotlar say today that the chaplain will be a baptist out of Texas. So that's good news for recruiting, probably.

    Also, position will be funded by FCA, Cotlar said.

    Baptists can have some interesting beliefs, biblical inerrancy, homosexuality a sin, etc. I would hope that a conservative Baptist chaplain would be able to lock his Baptist's beliefs away in a safe if a player comes to him and needs to talk about his homosexuality.
    I would suggest that player find another shoulder to cry on. Unless he's an indiot he should know that a religious person would not be receptive to that lifestyle.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I would suggest that player find another shoulder to cry on. Unless he's an indiot he should know that a religious person would not be receptive to that lifestyle.
    If the chaplain would not be receptive to trying to help someone in this situation, and could not do so without telling him that he's on the highway to hell, then he should not be here.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    If the chaplain would not be receptive to trying to help someone in this situation, and could not do so without telling him that he's on the highway to hell, then he should not be here.
    In your opinion.

    IF LGBTA wants to privately fund their own chaplain, go for it.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    FCA????? (I needed at least 8 characters so that is why I'm typing this)
    I didn't know if you were asking what FCA was or if you were surprised. Oh well, for those of you who don't know, FCA is Fellowship of Christian Athletes.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    I would suggest that player find another shoulder to cry on. Unless he's an indiot he should know that a religious person would not be receptive to that lifestyle.
    So do you see the chaplain position in purely religious terms? An opportunity to provide religious counseling?

    Others see it as non religious counseling.

    I hope it's a recruiting tool.

    Lots of interesting views on this.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    In your opinion.

    IF LGBTA wants to privately fund their own chaplain, go for it.
    Definitely my opinion. However, I think a lot of people here have been working on the assumption that the chaplain would be only loosely affiliated with religion and would qualified to assist any football player with personal problems that they may have. If instead it is a position that is just there to provide religious advice to the Christian players that makes a huge difference. It would additionally reveal the true intentions of having a chaplain. It would not be to assist the football team. The position would just be a way to get a religious figure onto the football staff to promote Christianity.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    In your opinion.

    IF LGBTA wants to privately fund their own chaplain, go for it.
    I would think any clergy can approach this situation from a loving angle. While I think (and have stated here before) that acting on a homosexual inclination is imorral and inherently disordered, only by reaching out to those struglling with this affliction would one be able to save them. Shouting you're going to hell at them is a waste of time.

    Ask those freaks from Westboro or where-ever in Kansas how mant souls they are saaving with that method.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by joepublic View Post
    So do you see the chaplain position in purely religious terms? An opportunity to provide religious counseling?

    Others see it as non religious counseling.

    I hope it's a recruiting tool.

    Lots of interesting views on this.
    Maybe I'm way off on this but I see this as religious/spiritual counseling. Why hire not hire a secular counselor otherwise?

    While the chaplain should not be prosetlyzing, he/she shouldn't be forced to turn his/her religous convictions off.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    IMHO, I believe Chizik wants a team chaplain to offer his players emotional and spiritual support and counseling should they seek it. (I would be shocked if there's any kind of mandatory appointments with the chaplain.) While Chizik is a Christian, I doubt he's trying to indoctrinate the team. He just wants to be able to offer them support if they want it.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Maybe I'm way off on this but I see this as religious/spiritual counseling. Why hire not hire a secular counselor otherwise?

    While the chaplain should not be prosetlyzing, he/she shouldn't be forced to turn his/her religous convictions off.
    I think with FCA paying the tab, religious counseling is probably their hope.

    I wish I had used the services of a chaplain in the past so I would at least have a feel for what goes on.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    I hope it's a recruiting tool.
    I would be really surprised if this wasn't a big part of it.




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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Maybe I'm way off on this but I see this as religious/spiritual counseling. Why hire not hire a secular counselor otherwise?

    While the chaplain should not be prosetlyzing, he/she shouldn't be forced to turn his/her religous convictions off.
    Do you want to know the truth or some religious spin?


    The truth, and everyone knows it, is that the group that will pay for this chaplain are religious based. If they didn't care about spreading the word they would just pay for a counselor but that is not their mission. I like Chezik as a coach and I want him to do whatever it takes to win but that doesn't mean that I have to agree with his view on this issue.

    If the players are having trouble in their personal lives and need help there are a lot of avenues that they can pursue. They have the same problems as the rest of the students at ISU.

    Deace is a perfect example, I used to love hearing him talk about sports but then he would get on a religious or political rant. It was sports radio why should religion even come up? I even agreed with most of his politics but it's not something I want to hear.I'm fine with him talking about it on WHO. This is one thing I like about Marty and Miller (one of the few things). You never hear them go on religious spiels. This is also the case with ESPN, Fox Sports, Jim Rome (who sucks but has good guests), etc.



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    Re: Chaplain update from Cotlar

    This "chaplain" isn't an ordinary guy. He was a head strength and conditioning coach at a D1/2 school in Texas. Sharp young guy, he will be more than "preaching" to the kids he will be supporting them-a fact many people are missing.

    I am really tired of this discussion-is there anything better to argue about-maybe we can argue over other ways to undermine coach Chizik's vision and administration of his team.

    jmb


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