Published by Forbes on May 8, 2015. Written by Richard Levick.

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On May 29, Corban University, an evangelical college in Salem, Oregon, will send its baseball team to Cuba on a religious mission and to play a little ball. “I think it’s awesome how…we can use a sport that both countries love to go and tell people about Jesus,” said a Corban player. “Even though we won’t be able to do that publicly because of the laws there, we will be able to speak in the underground churches…which is really cool.”

Nothing like announcing a covert operation in the newspapers one month in advance! Yet reportedly, it was Cuban officials who suggested the team could come on a religious visa, implying at least some overt complicity on their end. And that’s important for reasons that have much less to do with baseball or religion.

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