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Blood on a Pew

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Bill Gaines and I once played on a leugue football team together. The highlight for me coming when we beat my older brother's team 40-0 on September 20th,1986.

Little could I have imagined the tragic turns both our lives would take after that.

Bill's son Billy played on an Urbana, Maryland high school football team that won 50 consecutive games. Billy ran an astounding 4.22 in a Nike camp at Penn State University and was later signed to the Pitt Panthers in the same class as all-world receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

It looked as though all his dreams lie right in front of him. It was not to be.

Billy Gaines fell to his death from the ceiling of a Catholic church on June 18th, 2003.

'Blood on a Pew' examines the negligence that contributed to this terrible tragedy, the coldness of some, the compassion of others and the spirit of the living God, who we find in the storm, who leads us to reconciliation.

Author Will Gaines on Deeper Truth.

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