Ray Hacke

Ray Hacke is a graduate of the WJI Mid-Career Course.

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Speech scrum

Sports | Rugby star risks career by espousing Biblical views
by Ray Hacke
Posted 4/25/19, 03:46 pm

Australian rugby star Israel Folau is to rugby what Michael Jordan once was to basketball. “Put simply, no one else in Australian rugby can do what Folau does,” sportswriter Bret Harris wrote in Sydney’s newspaper, The Guardian.

But Folau is facing the termination of his four-year, $4 million contract with Rugby Australia (RA) because of a post on social media. In April he posted that “hell awaits” homosexuals, along with other types of sinners, unless they repent. The post was essentially a condensed version of 1 Corinthians 6:9-10.

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Star for the East

Sports | Jeremy Lin strives to be a light to the people of China
by Ray Hacke
Posted 2/14/19, 03:30 pm

It’s been seven years since NBA guard Jeremy Lin rocketed to stardom. Seeing his first action as a starter for the New York Knicks, Lin promptly erupted for an average of 24.4 points per game as New York won seven straight in February 2012. That span included a 38-point performance against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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More equal than others

Sports | NCAA shows LGBTQ favoritism with crowdfunding decision 
by Ray Hacke
Posted 1/17/19, 04:15 pm

The NCAA has gone out of its way to prove itself LGBTQ-friendly in recent years.

Big-time college sports’ governing body clashed with the government of Indiana, where its headquarters are located, in 2014 over a law aimed at protecting religious business owners. The organization also pulled several championship events out of North Carolina two years later due to that state’s since-repealed “bathroom bill,” which required people to use restrooms associated with their biological sex.

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