Former NFL Cheerleader Says She Was Discriminated Against Because She’s Christian

. . .Kristan Ann Ware filed a complaint to the Florida Commission on Human Relations claiming she “faced hostility and retaliation from Dolphins cheerleading coaches and was discriminated against on behalf of her gender and religion,” according to The Washington Post.

Ware alleged that, in a conversation with her fellow cheerleaders, she said that she was a virgin and was waiting until marriage for sex because of her Christian faith. At her end-of the-year review, the cheerleading team director and the team’s choreographer reportedly told her not to discuss her virginity with the other cheerleaders.

“My virginity got brought up,” she explained to the Post, “and I said, ‘You know I am waiting for marriage,’ and they said, ‘Well, as far as we’re concerned, you’ve taken something that was once upon a time pure and beautiful and you’ve made it dirty.’” . . .

“After being exposed, and having my virginity [cast] in a negative way, I felt so vulnerable,” Ware told the Washington Post. “It kind of crushed my spirit to change into a bikini after that comment was made. It took a piece of me.”

Ware informed the Dolphins human resources department but said the abusive treatment from coaches continued, noting that even a blog post she had written for the Dolphins had all mentions of her faith, except a general reference to God, removed.

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