Poll: How Do You Approach Extracurricular Activities on Sunday?
Opinions on what is and is not appropriate on Sunday vary greatly. What do you think about the issue of sports (and other activities) on Sunday?We have been thinking a lot about this question recently. Last week, we brought up a similar debate (watching the Super Bowl and/or having a family party on Sunday), and we also ran a story about two LDS cheerleaders who, like many other LDS youth, chose not to compete on Sunday. Both stories generated passionate response, which made us realize how varied the opinions are on the topic of appropriate Sunday activities. So we wondered: how do you and your family handle extracurricular activities on Sunday?
Most families have to face the question of Sunday competition and/or recitals at some point. Sports, music, dance, debate, and speech competitions all have the possibility to be held on Sunday. Some families have hard and fast rules for the children that no Sunday competition is allowed. Others leave the choice up to the children, sometimes while encouraging them one way or the other.
Sometimes when youth refrain from competition for religious reasons, they are applauded for integrity to their beliefs and encounter few negative consequences. Sometimes the choice results in competition privileges being taken away—and sometimes it can result in criticism or derision. It is a decision that involves many different factors, and it varies as much as the people making the decision do.
So, how do you or your family (or both) handle the question of extracurricular activities on Sunday? Check out our poll below.