Politicizing Baseball

By Richard Nelson


August 9, 2017

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Major League baseball teams often host fan appreciation nights.  It may be for members of our armed forces, the law enforcement community or just for kids. Now these special nights have become politicized by celebrating LGBT Pride. In New York, some of the proceeds went to the LGBT Network. In Boston, a Gay Men’s Choir sang the Star-Spangled Banner. And in Los Angeles they highlighted LGBT sports figures and featured homosexual couples kissing on their Kiss Cam. Now, baseball games are a family friendly activity, not places where parents should have to shield their kids from objectionable behavior. If major league baseball wants to keep its fan base, it should stick to the game and not allow itself to become politicized by promoting the LGBT agenda.


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