If you haven’t noticed June has been declared Pride Month and companies are tripping over themselves trying to virtue signal because they don’t want to be targeted by the woke mob.
In Tampa Bay, Florida members of the Major League Baseball Team The Rays have refused to bow to the woke mob.
For the team’s Pride Night celebration against the Chicago White Sox, the Rays created a rainbow-colored logo for their uniforms.
“Our Pride Nights continue to grow both in terms of visibility and participation,” Rays president Matt Silverman told the Tampa Bay Times. ‘By doing this, we extend an invitation not just for this game but for all of our games that the LGBTQ+ community is invited, welcomed and celebrated.”
However, Rays players Jason Adams, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs, and Ryan Thompson refused to wear the rainbow jersey.
The team chose Adam to speak for the players who opted out of the virtue-signaling uniform citing religious beliefs and declining to promote the “behavior” of those pushing critical queer theory.
“A lot of it comes down to faith, to like a faith-based decision,” Adam said. “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.”
“It’s not judgmental. It’s not looking down. It’s just what we believe the lifestyle he’s encouraged us to live, for our good, not to withhold. But again, we love these men and women, we care about them, and we want them to feel safe and welcome here.”
Team officials said they would have preferred full participation but felt that players and staff should be given a choice.
Team manager Kevin Cash said that there was no controversy in the locker room and the topic “sparked” numerous “constructive” conversations.
Unlike what the hardcore leftist tell you, people can agree to disagree, respect each other, and still get along.
Funny though, the media doesn’t seem to be celebrating these five players as much as they did for the players that knelt during the National Anthem.