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Church calls for boycott over Washington team name

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First proposed in March, the boycott has taken effect.

The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution on Saturday urging it’s 40,000 members from 180 congregations to boycott games and to not wear, display, or purchase any items bearing the logo of the Washington NFL team until its name changes.

The resolution also calls upon the NFL and the team to change the name and to refrain from using images, mascots, or behaviors that are or could be deemed harmful or demeaning to Native Americans.

“I hope this debate will continue to draw attention to an unhealed wound in our cultural fabric,” Rev. Dr. John Deckenback, conference minister of the Central Atlantic Conference, said in a release issued by the Oneida Indian Nation. “Changing the name of the Washington NFL team will not solve the problems of our country’s many trails of broken promises and discriminatory isolation of our Native American communities.  However, a change in the nation’s capital can send a strong message.”

The executive director of the National Congress of American Indians agrees.

“The name used by the Washington NFL team is widely recognized as a racial slur and promotes discrimination against Native Americans,” Jacqueline Pata said. “More and more organizations are joining our voices calling on team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL to change the name, and we are proud that the United Church of Christ and its members are standing with us.”

As explained on Friday’s edition of PFT Live, the notion that not enough Native Americans are offended by the team name necessarily disintegrates when the National Congress of American Indians takes up the cause.  Founded in 1944, the NCAI “is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.”  Unless and until some other entity more representative of Native American people and culture comes forward and supports the name, it’s safe to say that enough Native Americans find the name offensive to compel action.

Of course, that doesn’t mean action will occur soon. But it’s now clear the debate won’t go away until the name does, and at some point in the future mainstream Americans will reflect on 2014 and wonder what in the world team owner Daniel Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were thinking.

They can avoid that stain on their legacies only by changing the name of the team before they’re forced to do so. Snyder doesn’t seem to care. Goodell surely does.

But if Goodell is waiting, as some believe, for a point in time when the issue subsides in a way that allows Snyder to be nudged to change the name in a manner that doesn’t create the impression that the NFL and the team bowed to external pressure, there’s a chance that a lull will never come, and that the pressure will continue to increase until the name changes.

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  1. theravenlives2 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:13 PM

    Founded in 1944, the NCAI “is the oldest, largest, and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.”
    ———————————————————
    …and they seem to have absolutely no problem with the name until the late 1990’s, when the social progressives and the news media told them they should have a problem. Then they did.

  2. thraiderskin says: Jun 14, 2014 4:17 PM

    I can’t laugh any harder… you do that thumper… the Washington fan base will surely boycott.

  3. yate3097 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:22 PM

    Just in case you wish to counter-boycott

    National Congress of American Indians BUSINESS ALLIES:

    •Bank of America
    •Walmart
    •Wells Fargo
    •Aetna, Inc.
    •Key Bank
    •University of Phoenix
    •Roche Diagnostics Corporation

  4. youpeopleareallthesame says: Jun 14, 2014 4:22 PM

    Lets go

  5. purpleppleeaters says: Jun 14, 2014 4:23 PM

    I’m not buying into the “increased pressure” argument. In fact, looking at the responses when a story like this is written, here, every other day, I would say the groundswell of support is for the Redskins to KEEP the name.
    This dead horse has been beaten beyond recognition. 80 years of carrying a perceived “offensive” name, without much of a dust-up? Attacks on ONE such organization with supposedly “offensive” nicknames? And a whole lot of misconceptions about the name, itself? The Redskins are being unfairly targeted. THAT isn’t right. I am offended by those that are offended.

  6. goldbloodedindfw says: Jun 14, 2014 4:23 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me the non issues we put so much energy into forcing in this country while ignoring the actual issues that could sink us as a nation in the future.

  7. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 14, 2014 4:25 PM

    It seems like Goodell has probably thought this through extensively and talked with Snyder and just decided that to get involved proactively would be too risky for him.

  8. lastdukestreetking says: Jun 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    Whoa! A church doing the right thing? Kudos to them!

  9. duncanthecat says: Jun 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    More reason to buy a Skin’s cap and I am a Cowboy fan.

    I will wear it proudly as long as there is no name change.

  10. b412 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    It’s a slur. It will change so just do it!

  11. dumplingsrbrown says: Jun 14, 2014 4:32 PM

    If not wearing Redskins logos or merchandise is all that’s required for this boycott, they have obviously succeeded. Thirty one teams other fans joined in without even knowing it. How clever,

  12. detroit09 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:35 PM

    This has now become a magnet for every has been or wanna be to get some free PR. It’s nice and safe to attack the racist football club. Nobody cared until the profile was high enough to get some attention from it.

  13. t500000t says: Jun 14, 2014 4:38 PM

    I’m not a fan of the Redskins, but I am a fan of football in general, and I am also a big fan of NOT being pushed around by these pesky little politically correct do-gooders. All I can say is Go REDSKINS!!
    .
    Btw, if anybody thinks changing the name is going to take care of the problem, the do-gooders will just end up referring to the new team as “The Team that used to be the racists Redskins”. There is no satisfying these people.

  14. briguy5 says: Jun 14, 2014 4:43 PM

    I’m joining the boycott and refuse to watch the Redskins! Well, unless they are playing my favorite team….or if they’re on MNF….. or they’re the national game of the week…. or if there’s just nothing else on….

  15. claimersays says: Jun 14, 2014 4:44 PM

    Over my dead body! Enough said

  16. ttommytom says: Jun 14, 2014 4:56 PM

    Snyder is an feeb who most fans hate but love him now because he won’t budge on the name.

    This is not rocket science:

    He’s not budging so the fans will FINALLY like him and in doing so, he will go down in history as an even bigger feeb than previously thought possible.

    He will lose. You all know it. Pull the band aid off now and move on…

  17. stataddict says: Jun 14, 2014 4:59 PM

    Nice bit of journalism to write the whole article without using the actual word “Redskins”. To the unobservant, it might seem like you were taking a moral position regarding the word “Redskins”.

    Of course, you tagged the article with “Washington Redskins”, so the apparent morality only works when it works for you. Pretty much what I expect from today’s journalists……

  18. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 4:59 PM

    This Bucs fan is becoming a Redskins fan just out of solidarity. Don’t be silly, I still want my Bucs to win, but C’mon….enough is enough this election year drivel. Go Bucs! Go Skins!

  19. therick5000 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:00 PM

    There’s a lot behind the fact that the story gets a lot of play here. The fact that my comments about the matter always get deleted shows I’m right.

    So once again, I’ll sum up: I think the name is fine, most people, including Native Americans, have no problem with it. That is all.

  20. fwippel says: Jun 14, 2014 5:00 PM

    Another attempted media generated crisis falling flat on its face. When you have to actively recruit people to your so-called cause, you should take that as a clue that your perspective may be flawed. Take a hint.

  21. Waxxx4321 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:01 PM

    I think the church needs to focus more on pedophiles and other sorts of phony religious perpetrators.

  22. yb1956 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:01 PM

    I am on the fence on this because former Redskins players are saying the name should be changed. But as a fan of a rival team, I feel they should just keep the name. The name is in NFL films and history. History can’t be removed, unless this is China or a country like that.

  23. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:02 PM

    If I’m a liberal democrat or a struggling church I’m milking this one. And guess what? We all know it. Get real. Redskins name isn’t going change. Election year crap, to say the least.

  24. bobnelsonjr says: Jun 14, 2014 5:03 PM

    Now the name is Satanic and an icon of evil !!!!!

    Just how red in the face do the screaming offended have to get before anyone will listen to them?

    How many people are going to die from being offended by the Redskins trademark before anyone will listen?

    How much Indian gaming revenue has to be wasted on this issue before the few obsessed people in one tribe give up on gaining any public support?

    Watch out ticket scalpers, they are coming for your name soon.

  25. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    I don’t care if you’re a former Redskins player. I don’t care if you buy a gazillion tickets a year. This team is privately owned, it’s been a name for 70 years, and this is all a political issue. It’s a sham. All those whining will disappear like roaches when lights are turned on in 5 months. Name isn’t changing.

  26. hjb99992013 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    the world would be a much better place if we all boycotted all places of worship

  27. georgegsmiller says: Jun 14, 2014 5:06 PM

    Keep trying… The REDSKINS will NEVER change the name. All anyone wants to do is make $$ off of this non-issue. Hint to the PC start barking up another tree.

  28. footballhistorian says: Jun 14, 2014 5:07 PM

    The United Church of Christ is NOTHING more than a bunch of leftists. They are not religious – all they do is get involved in leftist political “causes”. They are also decidedly anti-Semites.

  29. qdog112 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:09 PM

    bucsorbust says:
    Jun 14, 2014 5:02 PM
    If I’m a liberal democrat or a struggling church I’m milking this one. And guess what? We all know it. Get real. Redskins name isn’t going change. Election year crap, to say the least.
    *****************
    You’re about as liberal Democrat as Jesse Helms was a decent human being.

  30. enzasman says: Jun 14, 2014 5:10 PM

    Indian Motorcycles, get ready you’re next.

  31. musketmaniac says: Jun 14, 2014 5:11 PM

    Wells Fargo on the Indians side this time, that’s a new one.

  32. ronpipes2013 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:11 PM

    And then let’s go after the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Pittsburgh Steelers because the steel workers feel discriminated against, the New England Patriots because the tea party is offended, Cleveland zzz Browns because anyone with a tan will be offended, Ottawa Senators because the congress doesn’t like it,

  33. georgegsmiller says: Jun 14, 2014 5:14 PM

    If you don’t like the name then don’t cover the Redskins… if you are a fan and don’t like the name Redskins then don’t watch the Redskins games…but to be involved in sports journalism and covering the NFL then one should be prepared to call every team by it’s name. Whether you like the name or not. It’s not your authority to not call the team by it’s name. Let me remind you and the PC what they are called with pride, every single Sunday, during the NFL season, the WASHINGTON REDSKINS!! Hail to the Redskins!!

  34. bostonfrogs says: Jun 14, 2014 5:17 PM

    The Lions have been playing pathetic football since 1996 and the Cardinals have always been miserable–where’s the outrage from PETA?

  35. claimersays says: Jun 14, 2014 5:17 PM

    qdog112 says:
    Jun 14, 2014 5:09 PM
    bucsorbust says:
    Jun 14, 2014 5:02 PM
    If I’m a liberal democrat or a struggling church I’m milking this one. And guess what? We all know it. Get real. Redskins name isn’t going change. Election year crap, to say the least.
    *****************
    You’re about as liberal Democrat as Jesse Helms was a decent human being.

     And you have very debatable English comprehension skills…

  36. notthetroll says: Jun 14, 2014 5:21 PM

    Hey PFT-
    Why don’t you back a real crusade instead of muddling people’s heads with clear progressive slight of hand that distracts everyone from real issues like ALL AMERICANS have suffered for years because of the endless financial bubbles?
    -By all Americans I mean non-banker, non-politician, non-journalist, you know, the people of all ethnic backgrounds that break their backs every day so if they work hard enough they can be rewarded by going to one of these games?
    Not everyone knows what you are doing, yet, but most realize that you aren’t doing this for any ‘social justice’.

  37. hippiedriver2 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:21 PM

    What’s a feeb?

  38. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 14, 2014 5:22 PM

    The Redskins lost 17 paying customers due to the boycott, but beer sales remained unchanged.

  39. jimcarnoven says: Jun 14, 2014 5:23 PM

    Ha ha ha. And in this quote lies the core of the fail.

    “Changing the name of the Washington NFL team will not solve the problems of our country’s many trails of broken promises and discriminatory isolation of our Native American communities. However, a change in the nation’s capital can send a strong message.”

    I have always maintained that this is NOT about the Redskins REALLY, but about other political realities to the distaste of liberals and / or Native Americans. The campaign against the Redskins is a proxy for wars that can’t be fought or won. We are placing the weight of the liberal world’s shoulders on a football team and making the Redskins assume the burden of real world problems.

  40. qdog112 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:24 PM

    Tick, tock, tick tock …

  41. truthfactory says: Jun 14, 2014 5:25 PM

    If this website cared at all about the true feelings of Americans, they should publish an article every time someone supports the name.

    This one-sided pursuit of this story is tiring and just a microcosm of what goes on with every other media outlet on every other social issue. They only talk about the side of the argument that they support and minimize the opposing views. This is not news, this is propaganda.

  42. acmepackers says: Jun 14, 2014 5:26 PM

    #D.C.redskins

  43. badguy711 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    Lol. Of course its going to get changed. Its not going away.

    Im not saying I agree with it (dont care either way) but some of the counter arguments are just plain stupid.

    And dont kid yourselfs. I bet Godell and Snyder already know when and how the name will change. Just keeping quiet as to not affect merchandise sales until the switch happens.

  44. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    Got it. Some of you folks are offended in 2014 about a name established in 1932. Yeah, we took down the Germans because they actually did some bad stuff on race–after that I might add. The Redskins, yeah, won a few football games. Now, give me a one minute explanation of the history of the NFL, and we’ll talk. Eh? Silence?

  45. ontheteebox says: Jun 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    Change the name!

  46. diehardpanther says: Jun 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    Isn’t “native” offensive? Sounds like calling someone uncivilized.
    And isn’t “Indian” offensive? They didn’t come from India.

  47. coolhanddal says: Jun 14, 2014 5:32 PM

    Next let’s make the Cowboys change their name to because cowboys carry guns. Furthermore maybe I need to boycott Jesus. No one pushes their agenda like NBC.

  48. bullvikings2001 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:33 PM

    Since all my proname comments get deleted ill just keep posting them until they stay.

    Last article “rich guys don’t like being told they are wrong” kettle meet pot.

    Oh, and as far as the church goes. This couldn’t be a publicity stunt because churches always do what is morally right. And I’m sure the 95% of America that hadn’t heard of them until this publicity stunt or I mean moral standing had nothing to do with this announcement.

  49. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:34 PM

    I declare I’m offended about hatred toward left handers. Enter on your right. Right handed doors. Drive on the right side of the road. I don’t care if this has always happened, I’m left handed, and I’ve been wronged. For starters, I’m suing baseball for how they’ve treated pitchers. Then I’m going after the term “southpaw”. Man, that upsets me.

  50. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:34 PM

    We all fully understand why members of the Redskins organization, and their fans, have a reluctance to change the name of a team that has decades of history behind it. It makes perfect sense, people have fallen in love with the Redskins team and for the name to be changed all of a sudden…it’s like your wife deciding to change her name after 30 years of marriage, it just doesn’t feel right.

    That aside, the Redskins team name is clearly offensive to thousands and thousands of people in this country, and we need to show a willingness to do right by these people. My main argument for changing the team name is very simple:

    THERE ARE AN INCALCULABLE AMOUNT OF TEAM NAMES OUT THERE THAT DO NOT OFFEND A WHOLE RACE OF PEOPLE.

  51. dennis2488 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:35 PM

    these comments are killing me, but its always great to hear from the minority opinion. and from the comments i read, its okay to call you guys inbred trailer trash. you know, since you’re in the minority.

  52. mazenblue says: Jun 14, 2014 5:36 PM

    Lets boycott the church!!

  53. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:40 PM

    Yeah, I didn’t Twitter Harry Reid, for two reasons. One: I don’t talk to vagrants, undertakers, or people my momma says is bad. Two: I don’t care what he thinks; he probably can’t spell N.F.L. and last I checked, he doesn’t own the Skins. Yeah, pay no mind to all those reservations in his district. Hey Harry…why are they are still there again? Thought you cared.

  54. tedrevans says: Jun 14, 2014 5:46 PM

    This is just another good example of how people in the media have zoned in on the phrase “power of the pen”….and once again we are stuck with one person who is trying to push his personal/political ideology on other people. Everytime I see something here written about the Redskins, the authors name,99 times out of 100 is the same guy. We have seen this the last 6 years in this country with the “news media” and people still fall for the same tools doing the same things..as Scott Adams once said : ” You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.”…which still holds true…and the media is milking that for all it is worth….just look at the 2012 election year…and look at the results now. As if the public did not see the first 4 years was a train wreck, and now the cat(s) are out of the proverbial bag with 6-7 scandals with no one knowing nothing until they heard it on TV and they are all shocked..and this stuff has been going on for years but the media drives the publics opinión…What ever happened with publishing the news? not opinión columns…So I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination…how about writing good news columns and leave this stuff for the WWE creative writing crews

  55. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Jun 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    Judging from the comments’ thumbs ups and downs, roughly 2/3 of the people that read stories related to the Washington team name are blatant racists. I find that rather astonishing, considering it is 2014. Get with the program, you Tea Party Neanderthals.

  56. imcornholious says: Jun 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    America is really going to hell…

  57. justintuckrule says: Jun 14, 2014 5:51 PM

    Nobody complained before. Guess we should reinstitute slavery since that took 200 years for something to happen to. You dopes better come up with stronger arguments quick or the name is going buh bye before you know it …. And I’m not talking about your other brilliant argument that doors should change their names because you don’t like round handles.

  58. jimcarnoven says: Jun 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    What offends me most are people’s sensitivities and how they can’t keep them to themselves. I’m sensitive about being Italian and being from Jersey, but I didn’t boycott the Sopranos. Today, people in Georgia think the unsolved murder of an elderly couple was mob-related because they were originally from Jersey. Maybe we SHOULD have boycotted the Sopranos.

    You see, you open a can of worms, and you won’t be able to put the lid back on.

  59. theparadoxx82 says: Jun 14, 2014 5:53 PM

    Translation: Church uses random news story as publicity.

  60. borisbulldog says: Jun 14, 2014 5:55 PM

    The same low brow people that scoff at this also feel the Confederate Flag is about heritage and that slavery was merely asset utilization!

  61. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 5:57 PM

    I guess Bucs, Raiders, and Vikings promote crime. Jaguars, Broncos, Panthers, Cardinals, Ravens, Falcons, Seahawks, Rams, Bills exploit animals. Packers too since cheese comes from cows. Let’s not even talk about Cowboys and Chiefs–wow, face of evil. 49ers stand for greed (gold) I guess. Steelers are industry, another face of evil. Harry Reid is right I guess. We need Congress to review and approve all names so no one has their feelings hurt. The approved names are as follows: Patriots (Pelosi protested though), Sycamores, Speedboats, Green Love, Butterflies, LadyBugs. Nutrasweets, and Tofus. Also, the Superbowl will be in Disneyland every year, officiated by Snow White.

  62. jimcarnoven says: Jun 14, 2014 5:59 PM

    “You dopes better come up with stronger arguments quick or the name is going buh bye before you know it”

    Nope. The burden is on your side to come up with a convincing argument to CHANGE the name, because so far we haven’t heard one.

    Freedom is the rule of law in this land. It’s like a call on the field. If you’re going to overturn it, you better have convincing evidence.

    You can find lots of people offended with lots of things. Hundreds of thousands of atheists don’t like the Church. And yet churches still stand. A great many people find Lady Gaga offensive on so many levels. And yet she’s still crooning.

    Sorry, but the name isn’t going anywhere. There’s nothing anyone can do to put enough pressure on Snyder to change it — not without first turning the US of A into North Korea.

  63. indianarams says: Jun 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    Snyder should agree with the Church and change the name to the Washington Bible-thumpers

  64. veence69 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:00 PM

    People who are on the wrong side of progression always fight it. It’s natural. The responses here supporting the slur come from these people.

    The ones we leave behind.

  65. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    I saw something today on a sign. It made me sad because I didn’t like it. That means it’s bad. It has to change. Because I said so.

    NOT!!!!!

  66. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 6:02 PM

    Thank goodness it’s not called the National Association for the Advancement of Redskin People. All heck would break loose. Oooh…the United Redskin College Fund? Wow, bad stuff.

  67. cbass59 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    If “redskins” is not a racial slur stop calling them American Indians and always refer to them as Redskins. For instance font say “Most American Indians don’t mind the term Redskins”. Instead say “Redskins don’t mind the term Redskins”.

    Once again, white people don’t mind slurs against other races. It’s more important to keep a team name. And yes, I am white.

  68. FinFan68 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    “…and at some point in the future mainstream Americans will reflect on 2014 and wonder what in the world team owner Daniel Snyder and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were thinking”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Pretty bold statement there because it assumes your opinion is right. You are not right, but if you guys keep harping about stuff like this maybe you can convince enough idiots to change your minority into a majority without a clue.

  69. smackingfools says: Jun 14, 2014 6:07 PM

    I want the Cracker-barrel renamed. I’m offended.

  70. justautumnwindbaby says: Jun 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    Meanwhile, tour troops are dying every day in a war that no one understands, people are starving, our schools are under staffed and over crowded, unemployment and poverty is rampant, we are running out of water, monsanto is poisoning us,etc, etc…
    yeah, let’s focus on the redskins…

  71. cbass59 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    Bucsorbust,

    Good job getting off topic. Your argument is similar to southerns protecting their Jim Crow laws.

    No one is trying to change other names. Just the racial slur that white people want to protect.

  72. valentino8100 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:13 PM

    I’ve been a Patriots fan for about 30 years, but today is the day I pull the trigger on a Redskins cap. Hell, I’ll even wear the thing for awhile.

  73. thefiesty1 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:15 PM

    What you want to bet that the Redskins boycott the Central Atlantic Conference of the Church of Christ instead.

  74. SilentMajority says: Jun 14, 2014 6:18 PM

    So if the Redskins change their name what benefit does that have for society? Will we finally have a balanced budget? What about peace in the Middle East? Will it solve poverty? Lower tuition cost? This just seems like such a small and pointless topic to pour so much money and resource into especially considering I highly doubt that it will even make the people who’re investing their time and money into this happy…

  75. pinball123 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:21 PM

    Unless I missed it Mike you made no mention of a prominent broadcaster’s take on this? Al Michaels basically said this entire things was “nuts”…but of course we get this toothless boycott story…wonderful

  76. jimcarnoven says: Jun 14, 2014 6:22 PM

    I guess there’s nothing wrong with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

  77. footballfan14 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    Where are the positive articles about the name?

    And where are the articles about Drew Rosenhaus and Desean Jackson?

  78. lawson1974 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:24 PM

    I guess you can’t put a link to a picture on here. must violate some rule, because it keeps getting deleted.

    Well, it was of native WWII war heroes wearing all sorts of Redskins gear….. Guess they weren’t offended.

  79. bjsdad says: Jun 14, 2014 6:26 PM

    If Snyder wants to put a stop to it, do what Sterling is doing. Hire a bunch of investigators to investigate the complainers and get the dirt on them!!

  80. dickshotdogs says: Jun 14, 2014 6:26 PM

    I hear ya, Valentino! This 45 year Patriot fan just went to Amazon and bought three Redskins tee shirts! Hail!!!

  81. luz56 says: Jun 14, 2014 6:28 PM

    I think the name “Cowboys” is actually more offensive to the native people than Redskin.. I wonder where everyone who supports the name change were 40-30-20-10 years ago??? Why were you not champion this cause years ago Florio or are you just jumping on the bandwagon like all the media

  82. 2difshoe says: Jun 14, 2014 6:31 PM

    I wonder what’s in store for the Cleveland Indians?

  83. dretwann says: Jun 14, 2014 6:32 PM

    REDSKINS FOR LIFE!!

  84. redsghost says: Jun 14, 2014 6:33 PM

    Christ almighty, it’s a friggin name. Get over it! Tired of everyone trying to be PC. Redskins all the way!

  85. realskipbayless says: Jun 14, 2014 6:33 PM

    Who cares what the church thinks. Church has nothing to do with football. Let’s ask the opinions of everything and everyone that has nothing to do with sports opinions on this.

  86. tedrevans says: Jun 14, 2014 6:39 PM

    ebbycalvinlaloosh says:
    Jun 14, 2014 5:49 PM

    “Judging from the comments’ thumbs ups and downs, roughly 2/3 of the people that read stories related to the Washington team name are blatant racists. I find that rather astonishing, considering it is 2014″

    What does 2014 have to do with anything? The thing you liberals are missing is this…A Word is a Word..alone it is neutral..it is the actions behind it that defines it. This is not like any other racially charged words known to american culture..and yes..american culture..I have lived here in South America for 6 years and you liberals would have heart attacks to see the things that are said and words used here for different people. People dress in Black face for Carnaval here in Barranquilla. They even have a city called “choco” and it is named because it is populated mostly with Black Colombians..the words are not racist here because of the actions behind the words. As far back as the founding of the Washington Redskins ( and I am no Redskin fan) they have used the Word Redskin in an honorable, uplifting and revered way. From their fight song to their catch phrases to their Super Bowl banners with World Champions in bold letters written. Unlike the other slander words used still in this day and age, even by the ethnic groups who are supposedly offended, they use the words to offend each other, Redskins as used by the Washington team has always been used in honor and respect…and for years this has not been a problem until recently when the liberal decided to get out and make issue with it because when he/she was a child they did not get a present at their friends birthday party or did not recieve a trophy for being the 10th place team in pee wee football. All this P/C junk the last 25 years has changed america for the worse…you liberals need to get your knickers out of a twist and learn the lessons of the early 70’s when you all was trying to tell the black american people how to liberate themselves and how they should act. They always was and always have been very capable of doing so and have the exact mental capability of thinking intelligently as every other person…the same applies here, stop trying to tell the American Indians they should be offended and let them judge for themselves and stop trying to shame the rest of the americans into thinking and following your ideology. And until that happens…I doubt this country will ever heal of the stupid and horrible things that has happened in our American history…because people like you continue to pick at the scab..it is one thing to call out blatant racism, it is stupidity to continue to make mountains out of mole hills

  87. mp4pack says: Jun 14, 2014 6:48 PM

    justautumnwindbaby says:
    Jun 14, 2014 6:10 PM

    Meanwhile, tour troops are dying every day in a war that no one understands, people are starving, our schools are under staffed and over crowded, unemployment and poverty is rampant, we are running out of water, monsanto is poisoning us,etc, etc…
    yeah, let’s focus on the redskins…
    ____________________________

    So why are you here talking about the Redskins instead of out solving those problems?

  88. mp4pack says: Jun 14, 2014 6:52 PM

    Change the name to the Rednecks. Change the logo to one of the guys from Duck Dynasty. Give exclusive merchandising rights to Wal-Mart. Problem solved.

  89. ronaldusmaximus4ever says: Jun 14, 2014 6:53 PM

    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!
    Run or pass and score — we want a lot more!
    Beat ‘em, Swamp ‘em,
    Touchdown! — Let the points soar!
    Fight on, fight on ‘Til you have won
    Sons of Wash-ing-ton. Rah!, Rah!, Rah!
    Hail to the Redskins!
    Hail Victory!
    Braves on the Warpath!
    Fight for old D.C.!

  90. onbucky96 says: Jun 14, 2014 7:09 PM

    I remember this being an issue for the Rypien Super Bowl. Then the(redacted) name thing went away until RG3 arrived. Almost like all the name oppenents went away until the (redacted) mattered again.

  91. rugermini14 says: Jun 14, 2014 7:10 PM

    Have hated the Redskins for 40 years as a Cowboy fan. Wouldn’t be the NFL without Cowboys and Redskins games. The ones trying to force this issue are not football fans…so go away and picket somebody else’s passion!

  92. zdravit says: Jun 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    Silly liberal fake churches.

  93. 202folife says: Jun 14, 2014 7:16 PM

    Snyder will listen now, the only thing that gets his attention is money (or folks threatening not to spend any on his racist football team name)

  94. bucs4redskinsname says: Jun 14, 2014 7:23 PM

    We allowed Liberals to ruin our country… are we now going to allow them to ruin football.

  95. cocoachip says: Jun 14, 2014 7:30 PM

    If Snyder loses, do we have to change the descriptive name of the”Redskins Peanuts?

  96. higheriqthanyou says: Jun 14, 2014 7:32 PM

    Tick tock.

    Boo hoo

    Change is coming.

  97. shlort says: Jun 14, 2014 7:46 PM

    There is nothing like the way these politically motivated things get started. It started with one person being offended (probably a white person to boot). Then, that person convinced another person to be offended. Then they each convinced one person to be offended. double that a few times and the liberals noticed. Then, they decided to be offended as well because it seemed like a popular thing to do.

    The argument is ridiculous. I have never heard anyone refer to a Native American as a “Redskin”. There are many Natives where I live, so it is not like I have never seen any Native Americans. So, the question is this. Who decided that Redskin is the same as calling an African American the N-word?

  98. buccaneerjeremy says: Jun 14, 2014 7:51 PM

    The amazing thing is there is NOTHING written at all on this site about Rus Grimm saying the name should not be changed…… So much for none bias right PFT? Just stop guys! We see this is an agenda that some (Not the majority) are pushing

  99. bigjd says: Jun 14, 2014 7:55 PM

    All members who happen to be coin collectors were also instructed to destroy all Indian head pennies and Indian head nickles they own.

  100. officialgame says: Jun 14, 2014 8:04 PM

    When one says blame the media it reminds me of white segregationist rednecks who blamed “the outsiders” for riling up the colored folks. Ignorance prevails and that bothers me!

  101. keylimelight says: Jun 14, 2014 8:07 PM

    “Church calls for boycott”.

    I didn’t have to read further than the title of this piece.

    I find there is a lot more wisdom and optimism in my life since I have resolved to completely ignore anything and everything proclaimed by a church or by the government.

    Try it. It works.

  102. aceakking says: Jun 14, 2014 8:09 PM

    I blame the R*dskins for all this. Just stop being using the racial slur.

  103. higheriqthanyou says: Jun 14, 2014 8:11 PM

    The argument is ridiculous. I have never heard anyone refer to a Native American as a “Redskin”. There are many Natives where I live, so it is not like I have never seen any Native Americans. So, the question is this. Who decided that Redskin is the same as calling an African American the N-word

    =========

    The ol “Some of my best friends are Rwords and they don’t mind…”

    Where have I heard that before?

  104. buffbill235 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:21 PM

    This should be a lesson to all groups looking for any kind of publicity, just mention the Redskins in a bad way and PFT will write a story on it.

  105. isphet71 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    The “its been OK for 80 years” argument is a pretty poor argument. How long was slavery around in America before Americans decided it wasn’t OK any longer? How long was it OK to make African Americans sit at the back of the bus or have different water fountains before it was actually changed?

    There are some really good and compelling reasons to allow the Redskins to keep their name, but “It’s been fine for 80 years” just isn’t one of them…

  106. turtlehut says: Jun 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    Do they have any decent season tickets available?

  107. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 8:28 PM

    I have nothing against Native Americans. It’s the Washington Redskins that give me problems. I’m 50 years old and that’s been this way my whole life. I’m a football fan. The former issue never crossed my mind. Leave me alone you liberal activist fools. Just wanna love the game.

  108. yabii25 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:28 PM

    Who cares. Let them keep there name

  109. jimmy53 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:31 PM

    The name should’ve been changed years ago.

    The moron who asked who it was that decided “redskin” was a derogatory term–that would be the Native Americans—you know, the ones you claim to live around.

    There is no argument here—an overwhelming majority of tribes within the US have said they see it as derogatory (82% I believe). It is racist–that’s not even an argument–it’s just that a lot of folks just don’t seem to care that it’s racist—gotta love the U.S.

  110. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 8:35 PM

    I’ve always been offended about how people lick their fingers before they sort paper and turn pages, and then hand paper off to others. I never thought making a big deal of that would fly. Given all this hype, maybe I should reconsider. I could make national headlines whining over the SECOND stupidest issue known to man.

  111. 25bets says: Jun 14, 2014 8:36 PM

    I think they should change there name to the White skins. and there team song to hail to the white skins. who would object to that ? and why?

  112. turtlehut says: Jun 14, 2014 8:37 PM

    The church is also anti-Israel “the United Church of Christ (UCC) has adopted an “economic leverage” resolution against Israel, while at the same time calling on Israel to “tear down” its West Bank security barrier.”

  113. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 8:39 PM

    Let’s all cry. Please, help by sending your money, ALL of it, to the campaign of the nearest liberal posting a line about this Redskin “travesty.” If they have your money, they will ensure your voice is heard. Your money is the only thing that can help them cleans this blight off humanity that has been their since 1932. Credit cards accepted.

  114. tedrevans says: Jun 14, 2014 8:43 PM

    isphet71 says:
    Jun 14, 2014 8:22 PM

    The “its been OK for 80 years” argument is a pretty poor argument. How long was slavery around in America before Americans decided it wasn’t OK any longer?

    Please read your history before you spout off liberal jibberish….the debate of slavery was from the very beginning…that is why Washington signed a law that reaffirmed the previous ban on slavery in the Northwest Territory.. In 1786, he wrote to a friend that “I never mean … to possess another slave by purchase; it being among my first wishes to see some plan adopted, by which slavery in this Country may be abolished by slow, sure and imperceptible degrees.” To another friend he wrote that “there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see some plan adopted for the abolition” of slavery…so..know your history…slavery was a divided issue from the start in this country and ran deep and can in no way be compared to this current issue..it is Apple and oranges…so…please liberals…stop trying to be the self proclaimed martyr for the American Indians..much like the liberals did in the early 70´s for the black americans…they did not like it, and I am sure, if you ask..the majority of American Indians will give you the same answers the Black Americans gave in the 70’s.

  115. bucsorbust says: Jun 14, 2014 8:45 PM

    Enough. Since 1932 it’s been a football team called the Redskins that heralds a fighting spirit. Show me one, just ONE, act of aggression to any person based on race, color, creed, etc, because of the name of this team. No? Shut up.

  116. ace8842 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:53 PM

    The United Church of Christ is more political in nature than what I would call a church…

  117. gibbskins9 says: Jun 14, 2014 8:56 PM

    Incredible how little of the true facts about the history of the Washington Redskins people know. Like everything else we accept ignorance as an excuse

  118. eepobee says: Jun 14, 2014 8:56 PM

    has anyone ever heard redskin used in a derogatory way towards anyone?

  119. udontknowjaq says: Jun 14, 2014 8:59 PM

    Reading the comment section & looking at the thumbs up/down…. There are sum pure racist on here. Its almost hurtful to read & yet done are so ignorant you cant help but laugh cause they make no sense.. I use to didn’t care about the name change but its obvious it needs to chang it if a race of people are offended by it. All these lame excuses to keep it dont change that fact. Native Americans themselves are pushing this agenda! Ifs not media driven they also need the media to help because their voices are small not much of them…

  120. stevent92 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:09 PM

    Ever see those “tolerance” or “coexist” bumper stickers on cars made up of the different religious symbols?

    That line of thinking is brought to you courtesy of the whack-jobs at the United Church of Christ.

  121. mrwhite07 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:12 PM

    As a FULL BLOODED NATIVE AMERICAN…REDSKIN, I have NO problem with the name of the team…or, the term “redskin” in general. I’m proud of my red skin, tons of people are jealous of my perfect year round tan! I know of not a single native that us offended by that term. White people should just get over it. You want to feel sorry for us because of what your ancestors did to is, give us the black hills back. Give us the bones of Geronimo, which the US refuses to do! I for one, as a cowboys fan, am going to buy a REDSKINS hat and shirt and wear it PROUDLY!!!

  122. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 14, 2014 9:15 PM

    This is a political group and the boycott is more about drawing attention to their group than anything else.

    Nice try, but this boycott is not a game changer or in this case, not a name changer.

  123. doctorbarr says: Jun 14, 2014 9:28 PM

    The Washington Redskins was established in 1932… 82 years ago- and it’s just now a problem? Clearly a liberal agenda.

  124. mrp363839 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:30 PM

    It’s funny to me how a bunch of people moan and groan about everybody wasting their time with this issue yet they are sitting there spending time commenting on the story. The top 3 stories on PFT comments wise are all about changing Washington’s mascot. I’ve been saying they should change it for 5 years and I honestly think the way Snyder is being so defiant about it is making this happen sooner than later.

  125. chawkup says: Jun 14, 2014 9:33 PM

    The name is, by definition, racist. It needs to be changed.

  126. tedrevans says: Jun 14, 2014 9:36 PM

    mrp363839 says:
    Jun 14, 2014 9:30 PM

    “… I honestly think the way Snyder is being so defiant about it is making this happen sooner than later.”

    lol…classic liberal logic….so tell me…does that mean if he was not defiant and he would change the name that he would keep the name longer then being defiant??

  127. root4cleveland says: Jun 14, 2014 9:39 PM

    I’ve heard it said they could keep the mascot and change the name, as the latter isn’t offensive.

    I think the awesome thing to do would be to keep the name and change the “official” mascot to those little potatoes that taste so good with cheese and bacon bits. That would show them. Certainly nobody could be offended by a potato.

    And if that potato happened to be paired with a “chief-like” mascot on the field….so be it.

  128. skins1970 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:49 PM

    I still haven’t gotten an answer to the question from the people who claim to be”offended” How has the name hurt and affected your negativity? if it has please let us know I would like how a name of team can hurt someone so much.

  129. theflyingtad says: Jun 14, 2014 9:52 PM

    Why isn’t there a movement to boycott the entire NFL? I’ll tell you, there are two kinds of offended. Offended because you think that is what is expected of you by peers and offended because on some level this issue really bothers you. Right now, we are experiencing the first. When people get serious about it a la Don Sterling and the NBA being ready to walk until something was done, that is where we will stand.

    If you hate the name, boycott the entire NFL. If you aren’t ready to do that, then save it because you are a pretender.

  130. lostsok says: Jun 14, 2014 9:53 PM

    Native Americans have been robbed, murdered, lied to and shuffled off to the worst plots of land possible…and now White America seems to think that arguing over the name of a football team is somehow in their interest.

    Yes, the name Redskins is offensive. But reservations have far greater issues to deal with than the name of a football team. And it’s arrogant and insensitive to take a stand–either way–while ignoring these far more pressing issues…such as poverty, lack of jobs, limited education, and among the highest suicide rates in America.

    If we want to be honest, the team should be changed to the American Second Class Citizens, because that’s how we treat Native Americans, and frankly I don’t blame them one bit for not trusting us.

  131. mred163 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:54 PM

    This is the most absurd call for a boycott I have ever seen. If I were religious and a Christian, I would change my religion, or give up religion. This church has nothing better to do?

  132. motsuret06 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:55 PM

    Churches are in the business of “saving souls” which should be their #1 priority instead of being “politically correct” and being involved in worldly affairs. They should leave the Redskins alone and let them decide what to do about this situation.

  133. bmd2099 says: Jun 14, 2014 9:56 PM

    How about they put the effort toward a much more important topic, like disenrollment. A team’s name seems like small potatoes in comparison.

  134. dynaco says: Jun 14, 2014 10:16 PM

    Got to get me some Redskins gear.
    Not for Sunday afternoons, strictly for when I’m out in public.

  135. hansenbrothers says: Jun 14, 2014 10:18 PM

    History will not look kindly on the way white people have treated non-white people in the history of our nation.

  136. mdf53 says: Jun 14, 2014 10:21 PM

    $24,000,000 per year X 10 years=$240,000,000 from the United Church of Christ for the goodwill to eradicate the abject poverty of the American Indians!

    Thank you Mike Florio for enlisting them in the plight for right.

    Oh, I’m sorry, was I just dreaming? Well I hope I wasn’t snoring too loud!

    The rest of you in the United Church of Christ can go back to sleep, it was only just a dream.

  137. mdf53 says: Jun 14, 2014 10:27 PM

    The United Church of Christ pledges $50.00 per month from each member for 10 years.

    $24,000,000 per yr X 10 yrs=$240,000,000
    from the United Church of Christ for the goodwill to eradicate the abject poverty of the American Indians!

    Thank you Mike Florio for enlisting them in the plight for right.

    Oh, I’m sorry, was I just dreaming? Well I hope I wasn’t snoring too loud!

    The rest of you in the United Church of Christ can go back to sleep, it was only just a dream.

  138. charger383 says: Jun 14, 2014 10:51 PM

    To Hell with the United Church of Christ and start taxing them

  139. charger383 says: Jun 14, 2014 10:53 PM

    I know a guy who is a big Redskins fan and goes to the UCC, that guy is going to catch hell from me

  140. ncboyd says: Jun 14, 2014 10:55 PM

    Some people need to get a life instead of worrying about the name of a football team.

  141. ytownjoe says: Jun 14, 2014 11:20 PM

    Wow. Time to find a new church.

  142. nervesplicer says: Jun 14, 2014 11:25 PM

    Wow, 40,000 whole Christians taking up the cause?!? That has to be like half of them in the US, right?

    There are 95.5 million Christians in the US that say they actually go to services once a week. So 1% of the practicing Christian population would be 955,000. Assuming the 40,000 Christians at the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ are actively practicing and will boycott, you’re still talking well less than .05% of the Christian population.

    And since that church prides itself on being socially progressive, it’s not likely a lot of other, more traditional, churches are likely to follow their lead.

    It’s just not a hell of a lot pressure, ultimately.

  143. campcouch says: Jun 14, 2014 11:37 PM

    The actual fans will still pay money for tickets and merchandise so boycotts won’t matter..in fact this may be a ploy by Snyder to get all of his Redskins gear bought up before pulling the okie-doke next year. It’s not like the home teams they play are going to protest or forfeit so he doesn’t care. Get your Skins gear while it lasts!

  144. veence69 says: Jun 14, 2014 11:39 PM

    I refer to my two native American friends on this issue. I’m a Caucasian and I don’t own and am not affiliated with any aspect of the Washington Redskins franchise.

    They both tell me the name is offensive and should be changed.

    I’ll listen to them before I listen to some Cletus with a dialup connection.

  145. veence69 says: Jun 14, 2014 11:42 PM

    “Liberal Activism” is what they cried when we dared give women the right to vote. It’s what they cried when we integrated the schools..

    I don’t put a lot of stock into what the culture of bigotry (right wing rural ignorance) says these days.

  146. defscottyb says: Jun 14, 2014 11:50 PM

    Oklahoma translates into Okla-humma which literally means Red People in Native Language. If it’s good enough for a state it’s good enough for a football team.

  147. ncredskinfan says: Jun 15, 2014 12:40 AM

    Never give in Daniel. HTTR

  148. citpyrc says: Jun 15, 2014 1:00 AM

    What’s that saying people who live in glass houses ……..

  149. PAGG STACK says: Jun 15, 2014 1:19 AM

    Is changing the name somehow going to make drastic improvement in the quality of the lives of the American Indians? Is it going to put more money in their pockets? Is it going to motivate and inspire greatness in their community? No? Then perhaps you’re focusing on the wrong thing, and your time would be better spent beating a different drum.

  150. fantom21 says: Jun 15, 2014 1:32 AM

    Uh oh not the big bad church

  151. thesmartestmanever says: Jun 15, 2014 2:04 AM

    1 NFL is a private unincorporated club not bound by the laws and policies of the average business

    2 this is not to be mean, but most of those Oneida tribesmen are loan sharks, they accumulate tax free money on their reservations through gaming then offer loan services to us at ungodly rates.

    3 how can a people who aren’t bound by our laws ans tax system complain about a franchise that doesn’t fall under Federal employer guidelines?

  152. cowboys1022 says: Jun 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    These people own casinos. Get rid of your casinos and the redskins will change the name.

  153. provguard says: Jun 15, 2014 2:34 AM

    Dang it… Religion doesn’t count

  154. evrybdyhas1 says: Jun 15, 2014 3:46 AM

    If anyone really cares about this they should study history and not revise it. The Choctaw tribe chose the word okla humma to describe themselves and other native American tribes. It means red people. The Okla humma territory later became the state of Oklahoma. This chosen name was after the US and England had paid bounties for the scalps of men women and children in an attempt to kill them off. The treaties signed prevented their genocide. I doubt they chose to describe themselves in a negative manner rather it was a name chosen with pride.

  155. coachbeck says: Jun 15, 2014 3:58 AM

    Sovereign lands and a monthly check for being Indian is what they accepted in return for discrimination.

    I guess making a deal and then coming back to add terms is what these guys are all about

  156. rckymtnthndr17 says: Jun 15, 2014 5:02 AM

    Are we going to force the restaurant “Cracker Barrel” to change their name as well? As a white Caucasian, I am quite offended by this name. In fact, I’m going to start a boycott. Oh but wait…those pancakes are so darn good. Never mind

  157. gammynomnom says: Jun 15, 2014 6:21 AM

    For those who say ” It just became an issue in the 90’s” No. Its always been an issue, its just that now with the internet and other media so prevalent, every ones voice can finally be heard. LOTS of people have always been offended by it and now those people have a megaphone thankfully.

  158. greymares says: Jun 15, 2014 7:26 AM

    LOL HTT?

  159. purpleppleeaters says: Jun 15, 2014 7:49 AM

    Before anyone gets too carried away about the church, itself…………….this was ONE church that came out against the name. Can we get a tally of the number of churches that have not? (Total churches minus one?)
    This does not even hit the radar of most churches. There are simply far more important things to address.

  160. qdog112 says: Jun 15, 2014 8:03 AM

    I’m offended that you’re offended that people are offended by an offensive slur.

  161. olcap says: Jun 15, 2014 8:47 AM

    Oh, and I support fully a boycott on The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ, for not minding their own business, which is supposed to be the winning of souls, not meddling in the things of this world. And that is right from the bible.

  162. manureman says: Jun 15, 2014 10:22 AM

    I was just wondering, did Jesus ever call for a boycott of anything or anyone? C’mon now WWJD.

  163. bjsdad says: Jun 15, 2014 11:27 AM

    Pssst Mr Snyder, I think the United Church of Christ was built on Indian Burial Grounds!!!

  164. pineflat711 says: Jun 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    Churches need to mind their own business.

  165. defscottyb says: Jun 15, 2014 6:02 PM

    Fun Fact… the San Francisco 1849ers… 49ers forcibly removed and killed 100,000 Native Americans during the Gold Rush but not one peep.

  166. robfg67 says: Jun 15, 2014 9:02 PM

    I can’t understand why so many posters on this blog feel as if the slur “Redskins” isn’t discriminatory.

    The level of ignorance about something this simple is astounding.

  167. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 15, 2014 10:29 PM

    the ignorance of the poster above is freightening

    Hail to the Redskins!

    hope this is a tipping pt to war on libs and their PC bullcrap

  168. nervesplicer says: Jun 16, 2014 8:01 AM

    I’m encouraged to see that the Native Americans have a lot of personal friends on this site that are championing their cause. What are even the chances of that? It’s good to know that they will get a lot of care, sympathy, and support through this very trying time of name-calling.

  169. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 16, 2014 9:53 AM

    I am a friend of Native Americans! I have great respect for Native Americans. I am disgusted how we have treated them. They deserve better than to be used and taken advantage of by the libs and the sell out casino owners.

    Hail to the Redskins!

  170. politicallyincorrect says: Jun 16, 2014 9:54 AM

    This so called church is nothing but a political pac and tax dodge

  171. lordofthepings says: Jun 16, 2014 1:44 PM

    I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward. Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.

    The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive.

    The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

    also the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Remove the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

    Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

    Let’s not send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

    The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic.

    The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

    The Milwaukee Brewers—well that goes without saying . . . Wrong message to our children.

    As Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers.”

  172. gofor2with3pointlead says: Jun 16, 2014 2:32 PM

    “What we have here is a failure to communicate, some men you just can’t reach.” As well as a case of the bigoted leading the oblivious. The level of arrogance demonstrative of those who choose to support the perpetuation of this racial epithet is appalling. For Christ’s sake they’re mocking their own religion now. Fortunately for the politically incorrect, lightning strikes are rare in basement dwellings and right wing, tea party associations know a thing or two about tax dodges. Judas Priest it would be a welcomed relief to witness the end of the cacophony of sniveling with these conservative pee whiners, but I don’t see that happening in my lifetime. See y’all in the funny papers.

  173. steelersnowand4ever says: Jun 16, 2014 2:49 PM

    Anybody see the picture taken a few years ago with the American Indian Code Talkers? They were wearing Redskins jackets. Didn’t look offended to me!

  174. madroaddog says: Jun 17, 2014 9:56 AM

    This is the church of political correctness not one that loves Jesus Christ.

  175. bobsnygiants says: Jun 17, 2014 3:28 PM

    church should worry about getting people to go to church.

  176. revelation123 says: Jun 18, 2014 7:07 AM

    “Anybody see the picture taken a few years ago with the American Indian Code Talkers? They were wearing Redskins jackets. Didn’t look offended to me!”
    ———————

    Yeah the pictures can be found online too. There’s also a Native American high school in Arizona which uses the moniker Redskins.

    The team name is fine as long as you’re not racist choosing to use it in a racist way. Ask the Native American Code Talkers; ask the Native American high school. I personally NEVER fathomed that the team name redskins could be used in a racist manner until the corrupt politicians and media started acting like that’s all the name was meant to be for.

    Just because a handful of people in Washington DC and the media are bigoted against bigots….doesn’t mean all these bigots with their petty issues should ruin it for the Native American Code Talkers, the Native American high school, or the die-hard Redskins fans.

    Let the bigots fight amongst themselves over their petty issues and leave the rest of us out of it.

  177. indians4evr says: Jun 19, 2014 9:11 AM

    I can’t wait till the rest realize that the progressives are doing what they can to eliminate the any discussion or representation of American Indians from discussion. How many teams using various Indian tribal names will be forced to change? The progressive don’t care about the Indians, they only care about the narcissistic selves.

    Long live the Indians. Never let go of the Redskins.

  178. bunkmcnulty says: Jun 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    Two more comments today:

    1. anyone using the thumbs up/thumbs down meter as any measure of support or opposition needs their head examined. I have seen stories about the death of a person, or a person suffering a terrible illness, and people thumb down posts related to those stories. Also, the audience of this website is not representative of a broad cross section of people. Most are football fans. And if you are like me, you mostly follow stories on this site about what? Your team! So most people (not all) voting on these posts are Redskins fans. Hardly the most objective group on this issue. But with no scientific measure to prove this, I am seeing more thumbs up (although still a minority here) about changing the name. When this issue first started cropping up here I saw way less supporters of change in the name than I do now.

    2. the UCC is a legitimate church. Those of you classifying them as Bible thumpers are funny. They are anything but that. They do not believe in the literal “every word” definitions from the Bible that the evangelicals do, and jam down your throat. They are a “peace first” based church which drives their Israel thoughts. I disagree with there stances on Israel, but they are a progressives. They have stood up time and time again against racism, which is what they view a team name based on skin color is about. It might interest some that Jackie Robinson was a UCC member. But hey, at the time the UCC was supporting Jackie I’m sure a bunch of less than informed people would have said bad things about the UCC then too. Kind of like today, huh?

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