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US: Baseball player said he was questioned by teammates on why he joined NOH8 campaign with his wife

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  1. Good for him, especially as Texas isn’t exactly a friendly state.

    I’m not sure how many people here will have a clue who he is though – baseball being tucked away on sport satellite channels and not exactly having much of a following (and him being a relief pitcher rather than in the starting 9).

    But still, it’s one more positive voice and one more step in the right direction.

  2. Lion in Winter 19 Sep 2013, 3:47am

    Duh… why would anyone do anything that might benefit someone else? Isn’t Christianity all about telling others how you are saved and going to heaven while they are not?

    Jeesh…

  3. Colin (London) 19 Sep 2013, 7:47am

    Most of the people I know do things for others without expecting anything back. They are happy with themselves and can see a society bigger than themselves. Lots of small things add up to society.

    I very much appreciate what this couple have done however for me keep religion out of everything. For religion I’d use community.

    Questioning is good….it’s the first step to understanding…It’s showing a willingness to open ones mind to new concepts and ideas.

    and others encouraged them. Good people eh. Doing for others.

    If each of us did 4 hours a month for our community think what we could achieve for our streets, community and what we would get back…neighbours, helping the kid on the corner with his reading or swimming, the old dear up the street is recognised. Old people feel invisible you know. Kids paint a room learn skills…win win win.

    The alternative SKY TV and crap and you have forgotten you are alive…mmm

  4. No idea who he is but good on him and his wife for doing this.

    I think it is also good that he mentions his religion, it goes to show that there are Christians out there who seem to understand what being a Christian should be about and that is loving others and not judging. Shame there are so many more Christians that aren’t like him and his wife.

  5. Well, I don’t like their religion, it’s the cause of many ills in the world, but at least they’re trying to use it in a good way, which is … different, and pleasant to see. Usually ‘charity and good deeds’ is all about propagating their dogma on others. Not in this case though.

  6. Good on them, but I have to say it’s a shame that religion is even a factor in this. It says something when even those who are Christian feel the need to differentiate themselves from other “Christians”.

    This is interesting to me, because it shows that plenty of moderate Christians understand that many of those who call themselves that are anything but.

    I still don’t understand why anyone would want to associate themselves with that, given the massive intolerance and hatred espoused by some of the most vocal in their religion…

    If I were a member of a group like that, I would be distancing myself from them in every way possible. If I were a Christian, I would be embarrassed and ashamed to call myself that – I would effectively be a “closet Christian”.

    A lot of these people seem more interested in being “in the club” than standing up and making a statement about it. They don’t seem to understand that they could follow their religion without being in that group and shouting about it

  7. Nice to hear an openly Christian couple use their faith to promote respect. Good luck to them in life.

  8. Many bigots like to convince themselves that only LGBT people care about LGBT rights and homophobia; they don’t like
    to acknowledge that straight people can support it too as it undermines them completely and makes them look very bad indeed

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