(Republican Insider) – Liberals wasted no time in organizing a campaign to try and pressure a small number of professional baseball players into ditching their religious convictions after they declined to wear a pro-LGBT logo that violates their personally held beliefs.
According to WND, the campaign took shape after several individuals who play for the Tampa Bay Rays declined to wear a pro-LGBT patch on their uniforms, committing the unpardonable sin in modern progressive culture.
The Rays are, of course, following their liberal overlords and pushing “Pride” month during June, as are the vast majority of companies and corporations who are terrified by the minority who want to force everyone into accepting and affirming their sexually deviant lifestyle.
Jack Flaherty, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals kicked things off by slamming the faith of the players who declined to sport the offensive patch, calling their actions an “absolute joke.”
Today, we wear our #Pride on our sleeves pic.twitter.com/bcOLJNhx6Y
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 4, 2022
absolute joke https://t.co/LKzBZU77wf
— Jack Flaherty (@Jack9Flaherty) June 6, 2022
A commenter who posted a reaction to Flaherty’s tweet said, “So, they shouldn’t be allowed to disagree? Or, they should just go along? I thought you wanted people to stand up for their beliefs. Does this only apply when they agree with you?”
Former baseball player Preston Wilson also took to social media to rant and rave about the players actually standing on their religious convictions.
“There is a special ignorance in sports on this topic. Every person in MLB has at some point played with a homosexual teammate. They have all cheered for their success on the field. They have all felt their pain when they struggled. They just didn’t know that player was LGBTQ,” Wilson said.
It seems Wilson is conflating playing on the same field as someone who is part of the LGBT community with promoting that individual’s lifestyle choice.
Acceptance is not the same as tolerance. If you truly accept you will support them and you would stand up for them to be treated fairly like everyone else. #Humanity https://t.co/Es4XihHxBD
— Preston Wilson (@PrestonWilson44) June 6, 2022
There is a special ignorance in sports on this topic. Every person in MLB has at some point played with a homosexual teammate. They have all cheered for their success on the field. They have all felt their pain when they struggled. They just didn’t know that player was LGBTQ. https://t.co/Es4XihHxBD
— Preston Wilson (@PrestonWilson44) June 6, 2022
“The Washington Examiner noted there was some support for the players, with sports media company OutKick founder Clay Travis explaining, ‘Regardless of your personal beliefs, refusing to wear these uniforms – and being willing to take the inevitable sports media crushing they will get – is far braver than meekly acquiescing,'” the WND report said.
Regardless of your personal beliefs, refusing to wear these uniforms — and being willing to take the inevitable sports media crushing they will get — is far braver than meekly acquiescing. https://t.co/1pQocF22On
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 6, 2022
“The players were pitchers Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson,” WND reported. “They wore the standard Rays logo for their game over the weekend, not adding the politically charged rainbow logo available.”
Adam came forward and delivered a statement on behalf of the group.
“A lot of it comes down to faith, to like a faith-based decision,” Adam stated. “So it’s a hard decision. Because, ultimately, we all said what we want is them to know that all are welcome and loved here. But when we put it on our bodies, I think a lot of guys decided that it’s just a lifestyle that maybe — not that they look down on anybody or think differently — it’s just that maybe we don’t want to encourage it if we believe in Jesus, who’s encouraged us to live a lifestyle that would abstain from that behavior, just like [Jesus] encourages me as a heterosexual male to abstain from sex outside of the confines of marriage. It’s no different.”
“Many organizations and corporations these days are openly promoting the LGBT agenda, whether they support it or not, because of the very type of attacks that are launched on those who don’t volunteer to push it,” the report continued.
The New York Post gave a typical media response to the players’ decision that more or less sums up the view and position of most of the mainstream news outlets by charging that Adam “attempted to justify the decision.”
Faith based or not, it was judgemental. They judged that their God doesn't love anyone other than straight folks.
— Jerib (she/her) (@knittingamma) June 6, 2022
@RaysBaseball Jason Adam is a piece of garbage. Hey Jason, after reading your quote blaming Jesus for your bigotry, even Jesus hates you. Yikes bro
— alex (@pocket_vito) June 5, 2022
— ndweiss. a brokedown palace, a dangerous fruit (@11tulips) June 6, 2022
Wow. How unsurprising that Adam is hiding behind religion to defend his ignorance and oppression.
“All are welcome….but we don’t condone that cause Jesus blah blah blah” @Jason_Adam9 you’re full of 💩 You have no clue how hateful this is.#Pride2022 pic.twitter.com/Flu8BbT29g
— 🏳️🌈Chris Leeper 🇺🇦 (@RoseBug_22) June 5, 2022
Several players insecure with their sexuality and masculinity.
— GoodTrouble (@GoodTro31903672) June 6, 2022
🌹 And the hatred goes on, and gay people continue to die in the name of their deity. But then that is the plan is it not? Otherwise, everyone would advocate against it. 🤔
— Sinala, BTh., MTh., MDiv., ThD., ProfEmer 🌹🏳️⚧️ (@SinalaRae) June 6, 2022
Here’s the kicker. A baseball player, like any other American, is not required to make a justification for their religious beliefs. If sporting the patch violates their religious beliefs or their conscience, well, they then have the right to refuse to wear it.
Freedom of religion is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution. Time for liberals to get a clue.
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Bravo! Keep your convictions. Don’t let them shove this down your throat.
Even aq ball player doesnt have to check his religious beliefs at the door. Tolerance for differences doesnt mean cheer-leading for them. These sexual; anomalies were regarded as deviancy or mental illness not that long ago. These players are not acting in a biased way toward any gay/tran alphabet soup players. They accept them as fellow players. They are not required to do more than that. Its funny how the left wants “tolerance” but only for their OWN beliefs. All others are fit to be stomped and suppressed as far as they are concerned.. Its disgusting. Bravo for these men for standing up for what they believe.
Why do the bullies always say refusing LGBT wants has to do with religion. Maybe refusing the demands of LGBT people has to do with their sick sexual attraction to their male on male sexual activity and their suddenly out in the open worst sexual attraction to kids and teenagers. LGBT is in our public schools demanding LGBT has the right to teach 5 year olds in public schools and younger in drag queen library hours LGBT sex and approval and acceptance with the LGBT need to push their adult sexual needs onto our children. Blaming religion especially Christians is an attempt to get rid of the one group that says no to adult sexual activity with kids. What LGBT do as adults, keep it to yourselves and leave your adult sexual needs away from kids. Funny that Islam’s prophet says as long as adults pay the Father of the kids, kids can and are to be used for sex. Now that’s a religion LGBT should love except Islam’s prophet also said homosexual sex was against their law (? like where) and should result in death. LGBT should be happy the Christian religion disagrees with certain aspects of LGBT sexual activity but doesn’t demand homosexual activity mean legal death. As for kids, kids lived a rough life centuries ago, many dying before a year old, many not getting to adult hood, Jesus said to bring the children to him so he could teach them the love of GOD not use them for sex or work themselves to death for people not family like adults. That concept slowly changed through the centuries in the Western cultures and now that kids are allowed to actually have a childhood from adult needs, LGBT people want the old way of treating children back like it’s done still in Islam countries. Christianity gave children and women a better life and women and men are now considered equal even if LGBT wants transgenderism to help wipe out women because LGBT men consider women competition for men.
Good for those MEN that wouldn’t cow down to the queers, if the queers want to live that life style is on them, doesn’t mean everyone has to believe like they do!
Why is it that faggots think they need to push their queer party beliefs off on everyone one else? I don’t talk about what my wife and I do in the bedroom. Also what we do is not a sin according to the Holy Bible. The gay crap is just something the Democrats stick up for just for the votes. They want communism and control. Dictatorship. Dictatorship has no religion. They are God.
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