BY PAT MURPHY Sentinel Editor & Publisher Copyright © 2008
The New York Times reports today that U.S. Olympic archery coach Kisik Lee has been pressuring archery team members to join his evangelical Christian faith.
This advocacy for a religious viewpoint goes against everything that America represents.
The Times reports that Lee’s advocacy has raised concerns in the United States Olympic Committee, and some in the elite archery community feel uncomfortable with his proselytizing.
The mother of a teenage archer who lived at the center said she worried that complaining about it might jeopardize her daughter’s future in the sport.
Coach Lee had the audacity to say that coaching was more of a challenge for him when members of the team did not share his Christian beliefs.
“I don’t want to have any favorites,” he said.
“I would love to be fair for everyone. But sooner or later, if they can see through me God, that’s what I want to try to do. I’m not God, and I can’t drive them to God, but I can pray for them.”
It is plain wrong and plainly un-American to foist one’s viewpoints on another.
Equally distressing, it is simply unethical for any person in a role of authority, such as a coach, to proselytize to young people who are in his charge.
The disreputable actions of Coach Lee in forcing his religion on the Olympic athletes exhibits not only an unethical misuse of his position, but a direct link to cult-like activities spelled out by world renowned UC-Berkeley expert on Mind Control, Dr. Margaret Thaler Singer.
The U.S. Olympic Committee must take action now to stop the unacceptable and un-American behavior of its archery coach.
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