The church should be exremely careful in what it promotes or even appears to promote, whether in the church or in the home. The world does not see us 'spiritually' for the world is not able to do so. As far as they are concerned, when we promote that which they love we are validating it and, often times, giving them cover for their sinfullness. That is enough to excuse them in their worldliness, however 'innocent' those pursuits may appear to be to us. Is it a non-issue? I think that instead of pursuing the world's interests in the church, asking ourselves "what is wrong with it?", we should examine our agendas and ask, "what is RIGHT with it? How does it glorify God?" I personally like football, especially college games. Still, I must consider all that I do, even in my own home, acccording to the effect it might have on the unbelieving world. I am at liberty, as Paul says, but I must not use it for an occasion to the flesh and I must be careful that my liberty is not a stumblingblock to others (1 Cor. 8:9; Gal. 5:13). Personally, I believe that the Church structure should be kept separate for sacred purposes but this is not a law. What is commanded however is that we live pure and holy lives in this world, avoiding even the appearance of evil (1 Thess. 5:22). This should be our guide especially in America. We know how valuable 'appearance' is to the lost world around us.