Ray Players Refuse To Wear Pride Uniform
Five Tampa Bay Rays players have decided to stand up for their faith and refuse to bow to the woke mob.
If you haven’t noticed, June is Pride Month and companies are doing everything they can to virtue signal.
For a game against the Chicago White Sox the Rays created special uniforms to celebrate Pride.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 4, 2022
However, Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson — declined to wear the Pride-themed jerseys, citing religious beliefs.
“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,” Adam told the Tampa Bay Times after Saturday’s game.
“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,” the pitcher continued. “But again, we love these men and women, we care about them, and we want them to feel safe and welcome here.”
Pitcher Ryan Thompson who also refused to wear the Pride uniform added, “I cast no judgment. I cast no condemnation. I only feel called to share my faith, which is the most important thing in my life,” he said. “I respect everyone’s free will to live their lives however they choose and can promise to treat nobody any different based upon their lifestyle.”
Team officials said that they had hoped for 100% team participation but didn’t feel right mandating the uniform (plus they probably are afraid of Gov. Ron DeSantis). Team manager Kevin Cash said that there was no controversy in the locker room and the topic “sparked” numerous “constructive” conversations.
However, Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty said that the player’s decision to stand up for their personal beliefs was “an absolute joke.”
absolute joke https://t.co/LKzBZU77wf
— Jack Flaherty (@Jack9Flaherty) June 6, 2022
Funny how players were worshipped for kneeling during the National Anthem but if they take a stand over their Christian values they are mocked.