Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude Photoshoot

Agnieszka Radwanska Dropped As Catholic Spokesperson Over Nude PhotoshootWhile largely well-received in America, a particular ESPN The Magazine photo shoot is drawing overseas.  After appearing in a photo spread for the “Body Issue,” Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped as spokesperson by a Catholic group in her home country.

‘Immoral behavior’

Krucjata Mlodych (Youth Crusade) is not happy with Radwanska’s decision to go nude for the magazine, and according to Sports Illustrated‘s Ryan Glasspiegelhas relieved the No. 4 women’s tennis player in the world of her duties as an advocate for the organization. Via Agence France-Presse:

While not explicit, the nude has proven too much for [Youth Crusade], which runs a campaign with the slogan “I’m not ashamed of Jesus.” The young Catholics, who claim more than a million followers, dropped the 24-year-old tennis star last week for what they said was “immoral behavior” in the ESPN spread.


‘Nothing explicit’

The image that has the group miffed is the shot of the 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist poolside, clutching tennis balls in a carefully positioned shot. As stated, nothing explicit is showing, but in a country where 90 percent of the population identifies themselves as Catholic, the image caused enough of an uproar.

The group released an announcement on its website explaining its decision to distance itself from Radwanska.

“Personally I am very sorry that someone declaring herself to be on the side of Jesus has at the same time played up to the mentality of those who treat people as just a thing to be looked at,” Father Marek Dziewiecki said in the group’s official statement.

What is your view regarding Agnieszka Radwanska’s nude photoshoot? Was Youth Crusade right in dropping her as their spokesperson?

Source: Dan Carson | Bleacher Report

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U.S. Presidential Election 2012: Barack Obama Wins Second Term

U.S. Presidential Election 2012 Barack Obama Wins Second TermPresident Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term on Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Obama beat Romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states.

‘Sweeping victory speech’

The Romney campaign’s last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as Obama’s Midwestern firewall sent the president back to the White House for four more years. In a sweeping victory speech early Wednesday morning, Obama thanked every American who voted, and vowed to work with leaders from both parties to tackle the country’s challenges.

In his speech, he offered clues to the policy goals of his second term, which included a deficit reduction plan that combines tax increases with spending cuts, a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s federal immigration laws and tax reform. He called on Republicans to join him in achieving those goals.


‘Given our all’

Romney conceded in Boston in a speech around 1 a.m. ET. “Like so many of you, Paul [Ryan] and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign,” Romney said. “I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead your country in another direction. But the nation chose another leader.” Romney congratulated the president and his campaign on their victory.

The Obama victory marks an end to a years-long campaign that saw historic advertisement spending levels, countless rallies and speeches, and three much-watched debates.

Which presidential candidate did you vote for? What do you think is in store for the U.S. for the next four years under the newly re-elected president? Do come and share your thoughts and opinions with us through the comment box below!

 

Source: Yahoo News

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