By Bryan Fischer
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Homosexuals apparently think heterosexuals are icky, and don’t want them on their softball teams.
And a federal judge said, yes, indeedy, be as hateful and discriminatory as you want. If you don’t think somebody is gay enough, you can toss ‘em right out of your tournament and this court will back your hateful discrimination to the hilt.
And if you are hosting a homosexual softball tournament, and one of the competing teams tries to sneak in too many straights, why, you can disqualify that team and take away their trophy, and your hurtful and offensive discrimination is A-OK in this courtroom.
All of this stems from something called the 2008 Gay Softball World Series. The rules of competition prohibited teams from having any more than two heterosexuals on their roster, which is hateful discrimination all by itself according to the gay lobby. Who are you, they say, to discriminate against somebody based on their sexual orientation? Why, that’s nothing but hatemongering hateful hatred!
This tournament was clearly and blatantly discriminating against players on the basis of their sexual orientation. Tournament officials were so intent on enforcing this discrimination that 25 of them grilled three players from one team extensively and openly about their sexual orientation, eventually identified them as “non-gay,” disqualified them because they were of the wrong sexual persuasion, and confiscated the second-place trophy their team had won.
And here they say that we’re the ones that want to pry into what people do in their own bedrooms!
These players claimed they were gay - bisexual actually - but tournament authorities were suspicious and so felt perfectly free to invade their privacy by asking them intrusive questions about their private sexual practices, all in an effort to get a fixed bead on their sexual orientation. According to the template of the left, this should have been none of their business, and was nothing more than hateful and hurtful discrimination.
But since it was being done by gays, and the victims of this in-your-face discrimination were straights or “non-gays,” why, this was perfectly fine. You do it, you’re a hatemongering bigot. We do it, we’re just exercising our constitutional rights of association.
The judge in this case, John Coughenour, agreed with the homosexual lobby. “The first part of this Order [thus] holds that Defendant has a constitutional right to exclude anybody who does not share in its values....”
Added the judge, "It is not the role of the courts to scrutinize the content of an organization's chosen expression." Wonder if he’d say these same things about a bank or a school or a Fortune 500 company or a small business or the U.S. military. My guess: not on your life.
Well, I’m going to use the gay lobby’s own template rather than my own. My template is that the First Amendment guarantees freedom of association to everybody. They want to exclude certain people from their organization because of their sexual orientation, they have every right to do so. But that’s not the way the homosexual lobby thinks and acts. According to their own standards, it is inexcusable to make sexual orientation an issue in the marketplace, the school house, the ball field, or the military.
And these bigots went to considerable lengths to punish these non-gays exclusively on the basis of their sexual orientation.
Bottom line: If they want to make sexual orientation an issue in choosing associates, fine. Then leave us alone to do the same thing.
Otherwise, you, by your own standards, are nothing more than hatemongering heterophobic bigots.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)