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Friday, January 30, 2015

 

To whom much is given


This week we have been exploring the positive side of the sport of football, which I believe is the greater game. When a sport is so popular that one event is watched by hundreds of millions around the world, there is a responsibility. The Lord says in Luke 12:48 says, "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." There is a lot for all of us in this verse not only for when we are considering life, but also when we are considering the sport of football. 


Part of the reason why so many harshly judge the sport of football is the undeniable immoral, illegal and/or unethical acts of some of those associated with the sport. Others judge the sport based on how some people idolize the players and the game. But it isn't the sport of football that brings evil upon society. It is the condition of the human heart and all that entails that brings shame upon most things that are also very good. When we see a handful of players consumed with sex, violence, and other incorrigible acts, it is easy to judge that such a sport cannot be good for anyone. Is it fair and right, however, for football to be held accountable for the shameful actions of some who are associated with the game? 


Yes. To whom much is given, much is required. When a player beats a woman or a child, he must be held accountable. When a player commits suicide, a question must be asked if there is any way to prevent it. If there are questions about safety, ways of protecting players from unnecessary risk must be addressed. For the future of a sport that has so much influence in society, leaders in the sport must recognize the power of the negative as well as the benefit of the positive. In each of these cases, the NFL has been a leader in society in developing state of the art solutions to the challenges that improve all of society--sometimes slower than the media or others demand, but eventually getting it right.


I have had the honor to work with mighty men of God in addressing many of these issues. We have worked to establish a new personal conduct policy where playing football is considered a privilege, not a right, and there are not only harsh penalties for domestic violence, but also preventative education reaching down to the youth level for all players. There are former players working as Ambassadors teaching youth, current and former players about character and professionalism. Counter to what's being reported, many at the NFL understand the sport's influence on society and take that responsibility very seriously. The idea is to use the sport of football to teach and instill character and leadership in those who play the game--for the greater good of society. We work to change men a heart at a time because to whom much is given, much is required.


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New York's Green Light Law - Allows Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses

New York passed a law to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses earlier this year but it was held up by challenges.

Now it is set to take effect this week.

In typical leftist fashion, supporters claim this is going to somehow make New York’s roads safer for everyone.

Could it really be about voting?

FOX News reports:

Illegal immigrants to be able to get driver’s licenses in NY after legal challenge fails.

Illegal immigrants in New York will able to obtain driver’s licenses starting next week after a last-minute legal challenge was dismissed — making it the 13th state to allow the practice, but one that critics say is unconstitutional.

The Green Light Law, signed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, allows anyone to apply for a driver’s license regardless of immigration status and does not require a Social Security number.

Illegal immigrants can use a combination of documents that include a valid passport from a foreign country and a valid foreign driver’s license, as long as it has been expired for less than two years.

“After waiting 18 years to have their right to drive restored, thanks to our legislature, New York can now officially join 12 other states in making driver’s licenses legally available to all residents,” New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi said in a statement this week, arguing that it will make roads safer and the economy stronger.

County clerks in New York have concerns and are sounding an alarm.

CBS News in Albany reports:

County clerks concerned by loopholes in Green Light law.

Undocumented immigrants now have the green light to get a driver’s license in New York…but several county clerks in the Capital Region are concerned.

Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner said, “We found that everything we were concerned about as far as fraud and all sorts of other things are in that bill, in that regulation and we’re very concerned.”

Hayner tells CBS6’s Lynsey Smith there are a few loopholes in the Green Light Law.

Loopholes, such as a person coming in to get their license and not having to provide their social security number.

“That could lead to criminals coming from other states, coming in and use that as a way to defraud by just simply saying they don’t have a social security number…and that’s a very dangerous loophole,” replied Hayner.

Does anyone believe this is going to make New York safer or that this is really about driving?

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