Here are 5 inspiring badasses who stood up to the Christian right’s homophobic idiocy

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Here are 5 inspiring badasses who stood up to the Christian right’s homophobic idiocy Empty Here are 5 inspiring badasses who stood up to the Christian right’s homophobic idiocy

Post by Guest on Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:48 pm

s long as the extreme Christian right exists, there are going to be closed-minded, Bible-thumping homophobes who trumpet scriptural passages “proving” that gays are going to spend eternity in hell. Need we remind these religious zealots that it’s the year 2015? Let’s look at five inspiring people who stood up against the Christian right in all their homophobic idiocy.

1. Ex-Major League Baseball Star Billy Bean Responds to Homophobic Christian Player
Former Major Leaguer Billy Bean came out after retiring from the sport and now serves as the MLB’s ambassador for inclusion. This past week, he spoke with New York Mets players and took part in practice drills. Guess what? There are actually homophobes in the Major Leagues! “I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual,” said devout Christian and Mets second baseman Daniel  Murphy. “Maybe, as a Christian, we haven’t been as articulate enough in describing what our actual stance is on homosexuality,” Murphy continued. “We love the people. We disagree [with] the lifestyle.” Great reasoning there. That’s like saying, ”We love black people; we just disagree with them for being black.”
Bean responded with words of encouragement for Murphy for being open to forming a friendship with a potentially gay teammate. But he also recalled how Jackie Robinson broke MLB’s color line, noting that “a little patience, compassion and hard work” might open the door to openly gay players.
“Inclusion means everyone, plain and simple,” Bean said. “It took me 32 years to fully accept my sexual orientation, so it would be hypocritical of me to not be patient with others.”


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/here-are-5-inspiring-badasses-who-stood-up-to-the-christian-rights-homophobic-idiocy/

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