June 18, 2018

Leave Scott Foster Alone, He Has Accounting To Do

Scott Foster, the accountant-turned-emergency goalie who blocked seven shots in fourteen minutes for the Blackhawks last Thursday, became an instant Chicago sports legend. But don’t think all this instant fame has gone to his head. In a post-game interview, “[T]omorrow I’m going to wake up, I’m going to button up my shirt, and I’m going to go back to my day job,” and wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what he did:

Since Friday, Foster has declined to talk any more about his sudden fame. A representative for Golub Capital’s (Foster’s employer) New York-based public relations firm said it fielded several requests for interviews and is turning them all down.

The Hawks fielded ”dozens” of requests early on but they tapered off. “Foster expressed to the team that he preferred to prioritize his family and work following his NHL stint, and the team is supporting his preference,” vice president of communications Adam Rogowin said Monday.

This is the right move. A more foolish person would milk all the t-shirts, jerseys, Office Space parodies, celebrity shoutouts, countless interviews and try to parlay it into a vapid reality TV show. Our Scott is going back to his kids and his spreadsheets, and that’s perfect. No one wants their accountant-turned-hockey-folk-hero to become the next Eric Decker. That’d be infuriating.

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Your Next Sunday Sermon: Tax Cuts with a Twist of Fire and Brimstone

Isn’t church boring and preachy enough?

Current law prohibits pastors from speaking on politics or endorsing a political candidate, but David Barton of WallBuilders says the IRS’s intimidation of removing a church’s tax exemption status is unconstitutional. Even though some pastors have intentionally crossed the line, Barton does not think the IRS wants to take them to court because it may lose.

“The IRS doesn’t have any interest in doing this because if they do, I believe they know they are going to lose. And if they lose, you have 370,000 pastors in America who suddenly find out that there’s no restriction on them,” Barton suggests.

But this isn’t about politics, this is about TRUTH!

“You cannot lose your tax exemption as a church because as a church, you have a constitutional standing for tax exemption,” he points out. “So with that basis, losing your letter means absolutely nothing — and that’s something pastors are now figuring out.”

Barton argues that the pulpit was and should continue to be the news perspective for America, so he encourages all pastors to speak out and stand for truth.

Barton: No need for pastors to fear IRS [One News Now]

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  1. No of course, don’t take a day to enjoy being one of the coolest stories so far of 2018. Get back to those super important spreadsheets and don’t take any interviews!