By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
WTVF (Channel 5 in Nashville) reported on Oct. 15 that Greater Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg has been “kicked out” of the Lawrence County Association of Baptists.
While that sounds good on a newscast and immediately draws the attention of viewers, “kicked out” is not the proper term in this case.
I have umpired baseball for more than 30 years and there are probably a handful who would say that I threw them out of or kicked them out of a baseball game. I look at it this way. I have never kicked anyone out of a game. The actions of some coaches and players have led me to inform them that they could no longer participate in the game. In essence, they “kicked” themselves out of the game because of what they did or said. [Read more…]