When the St. Louis Cardinals decided to make Lance Berkman their “Christian Day” speaker, the LGBTQESDFEIIW###@$$@ community popped veins in their heads… they couldn’t believe, and wouldn’t have it!
The St. Louis Pride, an LGBTQ organization, protested right away at the Cardinals’ decision and DEMANDED that they cancel his appearance at their ANNUAL Christian Day — a post-game event where a public figure speaks about how Christianity affected their life.
Berkman got blasted by the Gay Rights community in 2015, being called a homophobe among other things, when he criticized the Houston city ordinance that allowed transgender people access to restrooms they weren’t biologically suppose to use.
“The issue is, what to do about a 15 or 16-year-old boy who thinks he’s a girl and wants to shower with the girls,” Berkman said. “Maybe he is [transgender], maybe he’s confused. But I wouldn’t want him in the shower with my daughters. We shouldn’t have the rights of 2 percent of the population trump the rights of the other 98 percent.”
St. Louis Pride released this statement in response…
“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 statement said.
“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.”
Anyway, the Cardinal’s aren’t budging.
“As an organization, the Cardinals have always been committed to bringing like-minded groups together to share in the unifying experience of Cardinals baseball,” the statement said.
“We are an inclusive organization with a social responsibility to be welcoming to all types of people and organizations. We continue to try and reach out to every part of our community, and have hosted a variety of themed events like Christian Day, Jewish Community Night, Catholic Family Night, Bosnian Heritage Night, Fiesta Cardenales, and many others. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Pride Night later this season (details to follow shortly) which will bring members of the LGBT Community together to enjoy Cardinals baseball.”