God bless these BASED-Ballers.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that "most, but not all" Tampa Bay Rays baseball players wore "Pride Night" logos on their sleeves and hats on Saturday at Tropicana Field.
Five Rays pitchers -- Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs, and Ryan Thompson -- did not wear the logos.
"A lot of it comes down to faith, to like a faith-based decision," said Adam, who was chosen by team officials to speak on behalf of the players who did not wear the logos.
"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."
Props this man (and those he's representing) for "speaking the truth in love" as Christians are commanded to do.
Of course, I should point out that a story about 5 grown men not wearing rainbows on their clothes is only national news because the woke mob and the media wants to destroy them by outing and shaming them.
The Rays' pro-LGBTQ+ Woketivism goes beyond logos on uniforms, who were "the first pro sports team to sign an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting same-sex marriage," the Tampa Bay Times reports:
"On Saturday, the Rays included members of the LGBTQ+ community in pregame events, gave out mini pride flags to the announced crowd of 19,452, ... and made a $20,000 donation to Metro Inclusive Health.
"A rainbow-colored burst has been on the back wall of the stadium all year."
The Rays have celebrated an annual "Pride Night" for 16 years, dating back to when they were still called the Devil Rays – a more appropriate team name for their trajectory at the moment!
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