The LGBT Community Is Not Happy That Noted Idiot Lance Berkman Is Speaking At The Cardinals 'Christian Day'
TheComeback- The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting “Christian Day” once again this year, but one of their speaker choices has some in the LGBQT+ community questioning the decision.
Former Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman will speak during the celebration. The same Lance Berkman who’s condemned equal rights for LGBT people in Houston and called out a law that allowed transgendered people to use bathrooms that align with their gender identity. Naturally, the St. Louis Pride Center doesn’t think Berkman is the model spokesman.
“Pride St. Louis is disappointed by the decision of the St. Louis Cardinals to provide a public platform for Berkman, an individual whose words and actions towards the LGBTQ+ are divisive and demeaning,” the St. Louis Pride Center said in a statement to Outsports. “We know that the Cardinals can do better, and we want to extend an offer to help them by co-organizing their official LGBT Pride Night at Busch Stadium. Let’s work together to promote love, diversity, and inclusion.”
In response, the Cardinals unveiled they’ll host a pride night this season.
Ah yes, 'Christian Day'. Some might actually call it the holiest of the days glorifying a distinct demographic in hopes of tricking the general public into thinking that professional sports teams give an ounce of a shit about your race, religion, or sexuality as long as your money is green. An entire day devoted Catholicism, what could possibly go wrong when you choose to celebrate the set of beliefs that is antiquated at best and completely hypocritical at worst?! Pushing the selectively and conveniently neglected moral code of the vast majority in a public forum? This was sure to go over well, whether a noted homophobe of an ex-player was selected as the honorary spokesperson of salvation or not.
Lance Berkman's obsolete beliefs may currently be less relevant than his long-forgotten career, but Jesus Christ trails only 'heterosexual pride' and 'white privilege' in terms of needing some well deserved recognition. So instead of focusing on the fact that the floor is being given to a former athlete who historically has no problem offering up his divisive thoughts on sexualities that he'll never understand, let's focus on the worthiness of his cause. Thall shall not lieth with another man, or feel it necessary to study the legitimacy of his penis while urinating next to "him". As someone that avoids awkward interactions with strangers like the plague, I can get on board with at least 50% of that sentiment. Of course there will be blasphemists that argue everyday in the United States is 'Christian Day', but if everyday is 'Christian Day' then is any day really, truly, and spiritually 'Christian Day'?!? Lance Berkman and the St. Louis Cardinals think not.