We’ve known for a while now that religion is very important in the life of Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle. From her beliefs that rape and incest are part of God’s plan to her admission that she wants to legislate Biblical law, the Nevada Tea Party candidate hasn’t been shy about expressing her religious worldviews.
It appears that this has always been the case, even on issues as mundane as school football jerseys.
Via the Nevada State Democratic Party:
Beware the Power of the Dark Side. That’s the message Sharron Angle sent to a group of Tonopah high school football players who planned to wear black jerseys for their homecoming game at the start of her political career in the early 90′s.
Angle argued against the jerseys – part of a plan by the coach to psyche up a losing team for victory – at the time.
So why Angle’s grave concern about the color of some football jerseys?
“Black as a color was thoroughly evil, invoking the supernatural and especially the devil,” Angle and her posse argued at the time, writes Pahrump Valley Times columnist and former Tonopah Times-Bonanza publisher, Bill Roberts, who had a son on the team at the time.
From the John L. Smith at the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
As a member of the Nye County School Board in the early 1990s, Angle was critical of the decision by Tonopah’s football coach to hand out black jerseys to his players to help psyche them up in preparation for a game against Laughlin High. Tonopah’s team was trying to avenge a loss from the previous year.
Angle, a conservative Christian, said the use of black was inappropriate and even Satanic…
There is no word on whether or not Angle objected to the team playing records backwards in the locker room to search for hidden messages about the other teams gameplans via demons, or sacrificing live chickens before the playoffs.
If Angle was making such religious quests out of such mundane issues while she was on the school board, one can only wonder what sort of havoc she could wreck on the senate in her desire to bring Biblical law to the country.
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