Paige Sultzbach and her team planned on playing in a championship baseball game, but religion has prevented this from happening. Paige is the only girl on her team and Our Lady of Sorrows decided that their beliefs trump Paige being able to have equal rights.
This story sounds like it is straight out of the 1800s when the whole girls have no place on the baseball field thing, meaning that women do not have the right to work, play or socialize alongside men. The church, and society as a whole, really need to get with the times and realize that the only true difference between genders now are their anatomy.
"In real life, these boys are going to be competing against the girls for jobs, for positions in graduate programs or in trade schools," says Women's Sports Foundation advocate Nancy Hogshead-Makar. "In every other area of their life, they are going to be competing side by side."
Perhaps the school prohibiting play and stomping all over Paige Sultzbach's rights expect the boys to live balled up in closet for the rest of their lives so that they can avoid all contact with females.
It is a sad day in sports when a talented player is treated as a pariah for their gender. Religion has caused major issues for thousands of years, but one would think this situation would never be an issue in modern times. Hopefully, Paige and her team do not face such religion-related discrimination in the future.