Baseball star Daniel Murphy disagrees with the homosexual ‘lifestyle’
Baseball star Daniel Murphy has said that he disagrees with a former player’s gay “lifestyle”.
Former LA Dodgers player Billy Bean retired from the sport in 1995, due to the pressures of playing in the public eye while closeted, and came out publicly as gay in 1999.
However, the former player – who is Major League Baseball’s Ambassador for Inclusion – was slammed by New York Mets player Daniel Murphy.
Mr Murphy told NJ.com: “I disagree with his lifestyle. I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual.
“That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him.
“I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him.
“That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent.”
He continued: “Maybe, as a Christian, we haven’t been as articulate enough in describing what our actual stance is on homosexuality.
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“We love the people. We disagree the lifestyle. That’s the way I would describe it for me. It’s the same way that there are aspects of my life that I’m trying to surrender to Christ in my own life.
“There’s a great deal of many things, like my pride.
“I just think that as a believer trying to articulate it in a way that says just because I disagree with the lifestyle doesn’t mean I’m just never going to speak to Billy Bean every time he walks through the door.
“That’s not love. That’s not love at all.”