LGBTQ protestors seem unable to recognize the irony of censoring Berkman by accusing him of intolerance when doing so is itself far more intolerant than any action he has taken.
The real issue is the conservation of historic and accepted gender distinctive and the freedom to express that conviction. We must not permit these freedoms to be trampled upon by a group who stated goal, ironically, is to protect inclusiveness.
The St. Louis Cardinals are not an ideological organization endorsing any religion or sexual protest organization. In fact, the team has allowed their stadium to host events from across the spectrum, including LGBT events.
The official statement from the Cardinals makes this very clear and emphasizes the fact that they are not courting controversy, but instead bringing like-minded groups of together:
“As an organization, the Cardinals have always been committed to bringing like-minded groups together to share in the unifying experience of Cardinals baseball,” the statement said. “We are an inclusive organization with a social responsibility to be welcoming to all types of people and organizations.
We continue to try and reach out to every part of our community, and have hosted a variety of themed events like Christian Day, Jewish Community Night, Catholic Family Night, Bosnian Heritage Night, Fiesta Cardinals, and many others. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Pride Night later this season which will bring members of the LGBT Community together to enjoy Cardinals baseball.”
The protest is another example of radical elements of the gender movement attempting to silence, through accusations of bigotry, Christians who oppose extreme changes to gender policies.
Not content to celebrate pride night, to come together over a baseball game, instead Lance Berkman is slandered for his Christian and quite mainstream traditional beliefs and concerns.
The Cardinals have, to their credit, resisted attempts to have Berkman barred from speaking at the July 30th event and have defended the ideals of tolerance and inclusiveness that should be American virtues for all organizations.
Let’s see now if the LGBT protestors can learn anything by taking a page from their playbook.