One left dead as not ya Grand ma’s church (GUTS Church) launches Ultimate Fight Night.
September 23, 2011
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Well, some of you usually imagine that when you go to church to meet with your pastor there’s going to be some good ol’ bible study. If you are a member of Guts church its alittle different…..
TULSA, Oklahoma — Former Tulsa Golden Hurricane linebacker George Clinkscale died Wednesday night after participating in an unsanctioned amateur boxing match held at Guts Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The fights are targeted to young adults 18 – 30 years old, and promoted online as part of their “Sub 30” ministry.
GUTS held Wednesday’s match in the parking lot and promoted it with billboards, but it passed under the radar of the state authorities who oversee amateur boxing.
Now they’re looking into the death of Clinkscale, who within minutes of his match was critically ill and died shortly after arriving at St. Francis Hospital.
According to a press release sent out by Guts Church, Clinkscale began cramping during his fight and asked EMSA personnel that were on site for IV hydration.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of George Clinkscale,” the press release said. “We join George’s many friends in mourning his passing. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and friends.
This was the sixth time that Guts Church had held a boxing event, billed on their website as “Guts Fight Night VI.” According to a tweet sent out by Guts Church pastor Bill Scheer, there were 12 fights set to take place during the event.
What ever happened to good old bible study? Do pastors have to really scrape the bottom of the barrel for dregs and launch gut wrenching fight nights? This sure isn’t grand ma’s kinda church and it wont be mine either pastor Bill.
Now somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do!
[HT: Defending. Contending]