The Rockies sponsored the Faith Day at Coors Field but forgot to invite all faiths — a day of celebration at the ball park for Christians with Christian rock band, testimony by a Christian player, Christian prayers. A great day for Christian ecumenism but not really a “faith” day for anyone else:
Presbyterians, Catholics, Evangelicals, Episcopalians, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans and more spent Sunday together at the shared altar of the national pastime — baseball. Faith Day gives churchgoing fans a greater awareness of the interdenominational fellowship that naturally and inadvertently occurs each game day at Coors Field. The Rockies’ eighth annual Faith Day was a promotional event like any of the others — group discounts, block seating and special scoreboard messages, Rockies communications vice president Jay Alves said.
“All our positive energy will help the (Rockies) do their best,” 32-year-old Marianne Young of Denver said before the game.
With a disappointing, injury-plagued season that has left the Rockies 19½ games out of first place, it’s harder for some to have faith in the team.
Win or lose, the almost 44,000 people in attendance knew they would get a concert — included in the price of admission — by Grammy-winning Christian rock group Third Day.
“People of all faiths (sic) together on a Sunday (afternoon) — how cool is it to have a community of faith come together and publicly celebrate a sports team … and good music,” Anderson said. “We have a beautiful night here in Denver.”
I dunno – I love baseball and love Jesus – but this makes me feel creeped out. ~ed.