It seems like these liberals who want to confuse biological males with females are becoming dectator. They just burst into outrage over someone’s personal decision not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniform for Pride Night.
Yes, you read it right…openly gay pro-baseball player Bryan Ruby slammed several players for the Tampa Bay Rays after they refused to wear LGBTQ decals on specialized caps as part of their uniform -in at least one case expressly for “faith-based” reasoning.
The only openly gay player active in professional baseball said “discrimination and hatred have a voice in baseball and you saw it in Tampa”.
Here’s what Ruby said of the situation in Tampa, which he called “sad and frustrating.”
“We’ve seen a lot of teams selling rainbow merchandise and doing Pride Nights, which is great, but they need to really support their players.”
“We have a night at the stadium to be ourselves all year, and it was just an indication that a lot of people still believe we don’t belong there and that we’re not welcome, and even on Pride Night, we’re still citizens of second class.”
Ruby, who has played in the minor leagues but is reportedly taking June off, trashed the players in an interview with USA TODAY Sports, claiming their actions make other gay people feel like “second-class citizens” and are using Jesus to shield their homophobia.
Ruby also told USA TODAY in an interview wherein he trashed the Tampa players:
“It always baffles me when guys use Jesus as their excuse to discriminate. Like, wasn’t Jesus the guy who preached ‘Love Thy Neighbor.’”
“This isn’t about religion. This is about being a good teammate. When guys go out of their way to make a point of opposing Pride Night, they’re sending a clear message that people like me just aren’t welcome in baseball. It’s a reminder that even on the one night we get to be proud of ourselves at the ballpark, we are still second-class citizens. It’s as simple as that.”
On other hand, Jason Adam, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher told the Tampa Bay Times he refused to wear the rainbow-colored logo after making a “faith-based decision.”
“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.”
Then, Ruby continued to fume about players’ personal decisions, saying:
“It sends a very clear message, and that message is: LGBTQ people are not welcome here. A lot of guys just don’t get that they’ve always had, and will continue to have, gay teammates. Such antiquated language and behavior actively hurts the team. It’s hard enough to be gay in baseball.”
“I can’t help but notice that for the 146th consecutive year, there are zero openly gay players in Major League Baseball. And when your own teammates could publicly gesture that you don’t belong there, it’s damn near impossible to succeed in the sport.”
Ruby was not done yet with his rant and took aim at Rays’ management for suggesting no divide was brewing on the team.
“I wonder if Rays management would parrot their completely bogus message of supporting ‘diversity and inclusivity’ in the organization if Rays players flat out refused to wear number 42 on Jackie Robinson day. Don’t get me wrong, Pride Nights are great for the fan base and surrounding community, but they do very little to address the situation in the locker room.”
“When your teammates go out of their way to indicate they don’t accept you, it can be absolutely crushing, and obviously pretty damn hard to suit up and play well. What does it say to all the young minor leaguers dreaming of one day getting a shot in the big leagues? That once you get there, you can live your dream but only at the cost of hiding your authentic self from the world? It’s both sad and infuriating to know most other guys like me are relegated to walking on eggshells in the shadows of a culture still eerily reminiscent of the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ world we supposedly moved on from over a decade ago.”