Tuesday, 24 March 2009
JOHN 3:16 NOT WELCOME AT NCAA TOURNAMENT; SECURITY GUARD SNATCHES AWAY SIGN WITH FAMOUS BIBLE QUOTE
Some might be asking that question after a basketball fan at the NCAA Tournament had his sign featuring the famous New Testament quote snatched away from him by a security guard.The incident took place last week during Round One of the annual contest, as Siena College, a Catholic school, was taking on Ohio State
"Well, there goes the First Amendment," wrote one commenter online.While the action may seem harsh, NCAA guidelines actually ban sports fans from displaying signs, though the rule is not always enforced at some venues.
"They don't allow signs at NCAA events because they block people's view," wrote another online commenter. "I for one am glad they don't. It's not pro 'rasslin,' it's a real sporting event that people pay to see."
John 3:16 is considered to be among the most well-known verses from the Bible.It states: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."The verse has appeared in various forms at nationally televised sporting events over the years.And as WND reported in January, after University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow inscribed it on his eye black for this year's BCS National Championship game, the biblical reference became the most popular search item on Google.com. "I am fortunate to have family members, coaches and teammates around who can help me stay focused on the right things for us to be successful," Tebow said. "For me, every day includes four things: God, family, academics and football, in