Male Christian Student Forfeits Spot at State Championship Spot Rather Than Wrestle Girls


We hear oh so much about so-called “toxic masculinity” these days, from the very same people who insist that men and women are virtually the same.

Ironically, a young Christian man in Colorado has opted to forfeit his spot in the state championships rather than wrestle girls.

Why? Because he’s a toxic male who views women as subhuman?

Um, no. Because he believes it is inconsistent with his Christian faith to show aggressive, violent behavior towards a woman.

Yeah, that’s right folks: the idea that it is inherently wrong for a man to lay a hand on a woman comes from Western, Christian culture. 

But chivalry has been pushed out of our culture by the very same people who now complain that men are “toxic” now that men don’t even care about being a gentleman anymore.

Some days I can’t even conceive how self-defeating feminist culture is.

At any rate, here’s the wonderful story, from Red State:

An 18-year-old high school wrestler in Colorado has given up a potential spot in the Colorado high school state championships because he chooses not to wrestle two young ladies saying it violates how he was raised to treat women.

Brendan Johnston of The Classical Academy in Colorado says those values — despite some light complaints from at least one of the young ladies he would have faced — are informed by his Christianity and, after a discussion with his coach and some deep thought on the subject, he’s decided to stand behind his principles despite knowing it would mean a shortened competition.

“There is something that I really do find problematic about the idea of wrestling with a girl, and a part of that does come from my faith and my belief,” said Johnston, who identifies as Christian and said he attends the International Anglican Church in Colorado Springs. “And a part of that does come from how I was raised to treat women as well as maybe from different experiences and things.”

Johnston, who has never wrestled a girl since he picked up the sport in seventh grade, has said that the physical aggression required in wrestling isn’t something he’s comfortable showing toward a girl, on or off the mat. He declined to wrestle [Senior at Skyview High School Jaslynn] Gallegos in the first round of the state tournament in the Class 3A 106-pound bracket. He then decided to forfeit against Angel Rios, a junior at Valley High School, in the third round of consolations, effectively ending his high school wrestling career.

At least one of the ladies he would have faced has interpreted Johnston’s decision as something that holds her back as a female competing in the sport of wrestling, despite the fact that he is the one who will forfeit and end his wrestling career early while she will continue on in the competition.

“This whole time that I’ve wrestled, it’s just me trying to prove a point that I am just a wrestler,” said Gallegos. “And so the fact that my gender is something that kind of holds me back still is just a little nervewracking, but I respect his decision. It’s fine.”

Imagine that! This young woman is annoyed that a male doesn’t want to display physical aggression towards a female on principle!

Why are we teaching our young women that, in order to prove themselves, they have to compete on an equal playing field as men? Why does it have to make her feel “less than” because he wants to treat her as more worthy of being treated with delicacy and kindness than a fellow man?

The left seriously has things completely backwards, and the women of our society will continue to struggle to find any gratification if they continue to seek it in a man’s world.

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