An Inclusive Litany

1/14/02

In Seattle, a fourteen-year-old judo champion filed a lawsuit that claimed a requirement to bow at the start of a tournament is a submissive rather than a respectful act, one that should not be required in a public arena. What's more, the gesture is rooted in Japanese Shinto customs, and the contestant's mother, a Buddhist, does not want her son practicing Shintoism.

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