This college basketball coach refused to back down after an attack on her faith

Outward displays of faith in sports draw scorn and condemnation from the Left.

Even some of the most successful athletes and coaches face it.

And this college basketball coach refused to back down after an attack on her faith.

University of South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley doesn’t hide her Christian faith.

She often cites Bible verses on social media before and after her team’s games.

But that landed her in hot water in the secular world of women’s college sports.

College coach praises God after big victory

The South Carolina Gamecock’s women’s basketball team advanced to their fourth straight Final Four in the NCAA tournament after defeating the Oregon State Beavers 70-58 in the Elite Eight.

Staley praised God after the victory during an interview with ESPN.

“If you don’t believe in God, something’s wrong with you,” Staley said. “I’m a believer. I’m a believer because he makes things come true. When you’re at your worst, he’s at his best. Look at him.”

Critics took offense to her remark that something is wrong with someone for not believing in God.

But she refused to back down from the comments during an interview with local television in South Carolina.

“What if I said, ‘If you don’t watch women’s basketball, there’s something seriously wrong with you’?” Staley asked. “Would you take it as threatening as somebody took the other [quote]? I mean, it’s a figure of speech. If you can’t comprehend that, then tune me out. Tune me out because I’m not here to offend anybody. That is not my make-up. That’s not my character; so if you’re just tuning in for one interview and you probably heard it from somebody else who heard it from somebody else and it’s hearsay, then you can have your take on it.”

She refused to apologize for expressing her faith publicly.

“I’m not apologizing. I’m not gonna apologize for what I said and what I feel because I know my life and I know why things have happened in my life and I’m gonna salute God as much as I can because I know it’s not just my doing,” Staley added.

Atheist group targets Christian coach 

Staley’s outspoken displays of faith landed her on the radar of a militant atheist group.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to University of South Carolina President Michael Amiridis demanding that he take action against Staley.

“Current and future non-Christian and nonreligious players should feel welcome and respected as part of the women’s basketball team, not be told by their coach that they are on a team that is representing Jesus and that ‘if you don’t believe in God, something is wrong with you,'” the group wrote in its letter.

In an increasingly secular society, expressing faith in public will draw the condemnation of the woke outrage mob.

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