Ray Hacke

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

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Faith and courage

Sports | Pro soccer player doesn’t cower to LGBT bullies
by Ray Hacke
Posted 6/26/18, 10:42 am

It’s somewhat fitting that Jaelene Hinkle plays for a professional soccer team called the Courage.

She’s needed courage in standing firm in her Christian convictions involving the month-long LGBT celebration known as “Pride.”

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Trans-forming record books

Sports | Will the success of two transgender sprinters in Connecticut spur legal changes?
by Ray Hacke
Posted 6/14/18, 01:18 am

The fastest times ever run in the girls’ 100 and 200 meters at Connecticut’s State Open high-school track and field championships now belong to a boy.

Coaches, athletes, sportswriters, and even the head of Connecticut’s prep sports governing body recognize some injustice in that. Still, perhaps fearful of being branded bigots, many seem unwilling to fight back against what is becoming a trend in high-school sports.

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Royally anti-porn

Sports | Kansas City general manager’s concerns about ‘adult’ entertainment go beyond baseball
by Ray Hacke
Posted 5/10/18, 11:06 am

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore believes pornography can poison men’s minds.

In an era when powerful men are falling from grace due to sexual misconduct toward women, Moore hopes to use his position of power to teach ballplayers throughout the Royals organization to view and treat women properly. That starts with addressing men’s mindsets, in Moore’s view, and he sees porn as a feeder problem, if not a root cause—even if secular society won’t acknowledge it as such.

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