We knew it would happen. It was inevitable. It’s Pride Month, and several Tampa Bay Rays players opted to NOT wear the virtue-signaling flag of the left, aka the rainbow patch.
The players pointed toward their faith and very politely detailed their reasoning. That very literally should’ve been the end of the story. We all hoped it would be the end of the story.
It’s not the end of the story.
The five Tampa Bay Rays players who refused to wear the Gay Pride patch on their uniforms because of their religious beliefs have triggered the media.
The New York Times has accused the players — Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs, and Ryan Thompson — of smearing the LGBT community.
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The Times writes,
“Yet by allowing the players to opt out of the promotion — and to use the platform to endorse an opposite viewpoint — the Rays undercut the message of inclusion they were trying to send. Words like “lifestyle” and “behavior” are widely known tropes often interpreted as a polite cover for condemning gay culture.”
Um, no. Words like lifestyle and behavior describe gays, straights, and everything in between. How you live your life is your lifestyle. How you act is your behavior. No spin job from a birdcage-liner like the New York Times is going to change that.
Yesterday @espn’s Sarah Spain said on air that Tampa Bay Rays players who don’t wear a pride flag are bigoted and using BS religion. Imagine turning on sports and getting this loony left wing insanity on your TV. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/Z0B9KzSS1k
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 8, 2022
On the subject of the Times, the only use I have found for that paper was possibly during the toilet paper shortage. Otherwise utterly useless.
So practicing religious views and making a personal decision is condemning the entire gay culture now? Remember that.
The writer seems to have taken this decision by the Rays’ players personally. He says their eventual loss caused him great delight:
“In any case — if you believe in such things — karma got the last word on Saturday. The relievers in the standard-issue uniforms immediately gave up a two-run lead, sending the home team to defeat.”
Well, if karma was real, the Times building would be a Walmart about right now, and the author of that article would be a door greeter. Also, a pitcher blowing a lead has zero to do with their uniform. So stupid. My guess is this author is the same type of person that would say ”sports ball”.
Speaking of terrible sports opinions, leave it to an ultra-lib trash can like ESPN to weigh in with a moronic take.
The Times’ faux outrage didn’t go quite as far as ESPN’s did, however. On Monday, ESPN commentator Sarah Spain called the five players “bigots” and dismissed their religion.
Here’s Spain from Around the Horn:
“[This] is what tends to happen when frivolous class isn’t affected by things,” Spain begins. “That religious exemption BS is used in sports and otherwise also allows for people to be denied health care, jobs, apartments, children, prescriptions, all sorts of rights.
“We have to stop tiptoeing around it because we’re trying to protect people who are trying to be bigoted from asking for them to be exempt from it when the very people that they are bigoted against are suffering the consequences you say trying to be bigoted.”
Sigh. Can we please stop with the loss-of-rights argument? I know plenty of gay people. I,(whether I should or not) ask them these questions. They think I’m an idiot.
Let me also point out that for those that don’t know, Sarah Spain is a chowderhead that brings exactly NOTHING to any conversation about sports. She is simply a token at ESPN, and her next good idea will be her first.
So here we are, five men who are guilty of nothing more than wanting to honor Jesus Christ through their actions, and now they are the devil per the lib media.
America 2022, I’ve said it before, but it bears saying again. Strange days, indeed.