Goal Prevented

Goal Prevented
March 26, 2012

Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin passed away on February 5, 2013. The Heartland Institute's page in tribute to her... (read full bio)

A 46-year old Londoner is suing the Baptist church, saying time spent as a “fervent evangelist” kept him from playing football (soccer, in the United States) for Manchester United.

The man, originally from Portugal, played semi-professionally in that country, but he quit after converting to the Baptist religion. He is suing for 10 million pounds, based on an expected career-long salary of 20,000 pounds per week.

He’s also accusing the church of “destroying his social life, causing him ‘psychological harm’ and defrauding him of money through compulsory donations.”

Source: “Man claims church ruined his chances of playing for Manchester United; Former semi-professional sues Baptist church for £10m; Believes years spent as ‘fervent evangelist’ ruined career,” Guardian (U.K.), March 5, 2012

Maureen Martin

Maureen Martin passed away on February 5, 2013. The Heartland Institute's page in tribute to her... (read full bio)