So I’ve really enjoyed following Mark Appel’s comeback. As I clicked around I got to the Philadelphia Phillies twitter account, which has gone full rainbow, apparently in celebration of Pride month. Here’s the email I sent to them asking that they leave politics and sexual immorality out of sports. This applies to all sports. We just want to watch the guys play ball. For my part, I don’t want that enough to look past leftist politics and the celebration of sin. You bring that in, I’ve got better things to do. So these are my thoughts to the Phillies and all other producers of sports entertainment:
Dear Phillies Organization,
I am writing in response to the rainbows all over your twitter feed, which I take to mean you are celebrating Gay Pride month.
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the game of baseball tends to get passed from father to son, and for there to be a father and a son there has to be mother.
I would think that baseball would recognize that the fan base past, present, and future is going to depend upon families–particularly, on there being fathers who pass the game on to their sons.
Pride month is antithetical to families by definition. So by celebrating pride month, you are working against your own future even as you are offending present fans. Celebrating pride month alienates your actual fan base.
As a father, I refuse to subject my children to pride month. My job is to protect them from all that.
Most significant of all, the Bible clearly identifies anything other than married, male-female, monogamous sexual activity as sinful immorality.
By celebrating pride month you are celebrating sin.
Sincere believers in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism will all refuse to countenance the celebration of sexual sin.
What do you gain by rubbing the noses of your fan base in what they view as rebellion against God by putting rainbows all over your social media account? Pride is sin. Any sex outside of one man and one woman in the covenant of marriage is sin. So you are celebrating the sin of pride and the sin of sexual perversion.
Please stop it. Just do baseball.
Have you seen what’s happened to the NBA’s tv ratings?
Don’t you think the way the NBA went all in for wokeness has something to do with that?
I can’t tell you how many friends of mine used to be sports fans but have stopped being sports fans because they don’t want leftist politics and sexual immorality in their living room.
We just want baseball. We don’t want sexual immorality, and we don’t want to be shown that people take pride in it. And we don’t want leftist politics.
If you insist on the leftist politics (putting BLM on the back of the pitcher’s mound, for instance–or any other expression of support for marxism) and pride in sexual immorality, we will quit you and find our baseball somewhere else.
So do you want your leftist politics and your sexual immorality or do you want people to watch baseball games? That’s the cost benefit analysis you need to do.
Gay couples will not reproduce. Transgender people will not reproduce.
Gays and Transgenders will not be passing a love of baseball to their children.
I hope you’ll choose to celebrate the amazing freedoms we enjoy in the USA (instead of running down the country). I hope you’ll choose to respect the faith of sincere believers (instead of rubbing their noses in your prideful celebration of sexual immorality). And I hope you’ll choose to thereby make it so that protective fathers will happily expose their children to the baseball that the Phillies play.
Thanks for your consideration,