Photo courtesy of Kaytlyn Kindschy.
By Kaytlyn Kindschy
Students, faculty and members of Seward’s community gathered in Weller Chapel on Thursday evening in anticipation of hearing Three Time World Series Champion Curt Schilling, a well known conservative, talk about how his faith is implemented into his life and his previous baseball career.
Schilling is working with Young America’s Foundation to speak to youth on college campuses across the country and was hosted by the CUNE College Republicans club.
“I want to engage with youth who are handed a world that is much harder to navigate than anything we used to have,” Schilling said.
Schilling, who is considering running for Congress in Arizona, is known to be comfortable with speaking up about his political standpoints, which has put him under fire in the media multiple times.
“Being outspoken doesn’t make me right, it makes me me,” Schilling said. “They can’t fight you unless they yell.”
Schilling shared stories about his baseball career and how his faith played a part in his successes. He spoke to his audience about how his faith keeps him relaxed and confident when being represented in a negative light by people who disagree with what he speaks about.
“I won’t always win but I’m never going to fail,” Schilling said. “The only time you’ll fail is when you quit.”
Schilling spoke about how stories of faith and religion are shot down in the media because they are inconvenient for nonbelievers, using references from the story of Arizona native Tina Hines, who was revived back to life after being pronounced dead for 27 minutes and spoke about how she spent those 27 minutes in heaven,
“On the news you can see stories from every community being offended by anything, but you rarely hear the stories that change people’s lives,” Schilling said. “These stories happen in the thousands, but they don’t get reported even in the hundreds.”
Schilling has a message for the youth to get more involved in the political conversation, exercise their right to vote and be confident about the things that they value.
“There has never been a more important time for a generation to be engaged than now,” Schilling said.