Tampa Bay Rays players are taking a stand against the woke cringefest and refused to wear the Gay Pride logo on their uniforms in celebration of "pride month." They claim that their religious beliefs would not allow them to wear the logo, but that they accept everyone.
The five brave players, all pitchers, include: Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson.
They reportedly ditched the custom jerseys and hats featuring rainbow-colored lettering for their standard uniforms on Saturday....which was also the team's "Pride Night" celebration.
Today, we wear our #Pride on our sleeves pic.twitter.com/bcOLJNhx6Y
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 4, 2022
Adams explained that they refused to wear the logo for "faith-based" purposes. He said, "So it’s a hard decision. Because ultimately we all said what we want is them to know that all are welcome and loved here."
He added, "But 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, just like (Jesus) encourages me as a heterosexual male to abstain from sex outside of the confines of marriage. It’s no different."
Just people showing their #Pride pic.twitter.com/jtdgHJSLOO
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 4, 2022
Adam concluded ... "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. But again, we love these men and women, we care about them, and we want them to feel safe and welcome here."
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