Tampa Bay Baseball Players Refuse To Wear Pride Uniforms

Why? According to pitcher Jason Adam, who spoke for the group of five, "a lot of it comes down to faith.” The group did not want to encourage LGBTQ+ ideology because of their Christian faith.

“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.”

The Tampa Bay Ray rays have a record of taking liberal political stances.

  • Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays issued a public stance supporting gun control. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed $35 million in government spending for a new Tampa Bay Rays facility following the announcement.

  • In 2015, the team was one of the first sports teams to sign a brief with the Supreme Court to support same-sex marriage.

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