Catholic youth group drops naked tennis player

049__2013_03_AC_ESPN_PalmSprings-80800Agnieszka Radwanska is no longer part of a Catholic youth group after posing naked for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.

The #4 ranked tennis player in the world, just off a semifinals finish at Wimbledon, was informed that because of her immoral behavior, there is no place for her within Youth Crusade.

“It’s a shame that someone who has declared their love for Jesus is now promoting the mentality of men looking at a woman as a thing rather than a child of God worthy of respect and love,” Father Marek Dziewiecki, a senior Catholic priest, told The Telegraph. “If she meets a man who she can truly love and establish a happy family and raise Catholic children, then she would probably have to hide these pictures from relatives.”

ESPN’s the Magazine’s Body Issue is essentially their version of a swimsuit edition, but involving athletes, both male and female, who have extraordinary body shape due to the sports they play. They are typically tactful by most people’s standards. However, Catholic groups took issue with her posing nude, at all.

I guess it is a bit harsh to just judge her by this one choice, from by all accounts, she was quite active in the group.

  • gash

    anybody else try to rotate that picture clockwise about 90-100 degrees? just me? ok.

  • anon

    Kinda funny when you think about it… Wasn’t god supposedly peeved at adam and eve for covering up with leaves? If catholics were really interested in doing stuff gods way then they’d be complaining that we have all gone the serpents route and wear clothes when we should be naked as they say god created us…

  • Dusty Rhodes

    Well I think that God might be a little more pissed at all the “Catholic Priests” that have been praying on little boys nd whatnot than one of his followers posing nude. Just sayn. Can one of you Catholics explain why thats happening? Frankly if I were Catholic and my son came home and told me that Father so-n-so touched him he might just get to me God quickly!!!

    • starkweather

      I’m fallen, as it were, but I can explain it to you thusly: pedophilia is a much more pervasive problem than it is comfortable to admit. Catholic priests are in a somewhat unique position to have hordes of young boys served up to them on a perennial basis and have a cloistered life that is attractive to men with shameful desires who are either hoping to pray away the bad or just hoping to go ahead and take advantage of the secrecy with which they can live their lives.

      • you are sick

        Say what!!!!!!!

        Sick period.

        • starkweather

          If I could type slowly to make it read more slowly I would do that. There are a lot of pedophile priests and there are a lot of other pedophiles that don’t get reported. The priesthood is one of many venues that are conducive to secrecy. If you can explain why that makes me sick I would love to understand.

  • Patrick

    Organized religions survive on fear, humiliation, shame, hatred and blind obedience. I don’t care if you’re a Muslim fanatic or a bible-thumping Baptist. You’re all fucked in the head…and in the heart. If there is a god, then he’s going to stomp your hypocritical, self-righteous asses at the judgement. There probably are a few good priests out there, maybe in Zimbabwe or some god-forsaken fourth-world country. The other 97% have found the perfect hiding place for their twisted psycho-sexual perversities: Holy Mother Church. Amen.

  • Baldeagle52

    Anon, you need to brush up on your Bible reading (or, at least, your understanding). No, God was NOT peeved at Adam and Eve for covering up with leaves…..He was angry because they disobeyed him and followed their own will instead of His. Their covering with fig leaves was just the tip-off to Him (as if He didn’t know anyway) that they understood that they were naked and had eaten the forbidden fruit, against His explicit instructions. He then proceeded to cover them Himself with animal skins, which was they first illustration that sin requires a blood sacrifice to be atoned for (the ultimate atonement for all sin of all mankind being the blood of the sinless Christ, which is the reason He came to begin with. This was God’s way of demonstrating His unfathomable and unending love for us, even though we don’t deserve it and most of us laugh in His face. And we think WE’RE strong!).

  • Mikey69

    The catholic priests are just mad because it was not a 9 year old boy posing,lmfao!!

  • Catherine

    I think she is a beautiful woman. There is no reason she should be banned from the Catholic Youth Group. Obviously, she’s comfortable in her skin, and that’s something her future husband will delight in.