They're Here, They're Queer, and Now They're Coming for Christians — and for Our Jobs
A handful of recent news items highlight the dangers Christians face as the moral revolution fully takes hold in America:
CrossFit executive Russell Berger was fired for tweeting that "pride" is sinful in the context of planned LGBTQ "Pride Workouts" at CrossFit gyms.
Berger tweeted: “As someone who personally believes celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout." He was referring to a CrossFit gym in Indiana that canceled the Pride event. “The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing,” he added. “The tactics of some in the LGBTQ movement toward dissent is an existential threat to freedom of expression. The lack of tolerance for disagreement, which has been replaced with bullying Twitter mobs promising ‘consequences’, should be a concern regardless of your political stance.”
Berger is right, of course, but that didn't stop the New York Post from accusing him of going on a "homophobic Twitter rant." CrossFit immediately distanced itself from Berger's tweets and fired him on Wednesday. CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News, “He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the f–k up’ and hide out for awhile. We do so much good work with such pure hearts — to have some zealot in his off-time do something this stupid, we’re all upset.” Note the harsh language used. Glassman didn't just say something corporate like, "his comments are a distraction" or "his comments have no place at CrossFit" — he told Berger to "shut the f—k up."
Not coincidentally, the gym Berger tweeted about that decided to cancel the Pride event has been closed, apparently because a few people canceled their memberships and employees complained and refused to show up for work. A note left on the door said the location would “no longer operate."
[Note: Because so many people have mentioned this in the comments, I want to make clear that CrossFit had every right to fire Berger if they believed his social media comments directed at CrossFit reflected poorly on the company. I'm merely pointing out the trends we're seeing and making some predictions about where I think the cultural revolution is taking us.]
Also in the news this week, a Catholic church is being sued for having a morals clause in its event center contracts banning LGBT events.
The church turned down an application by a group of LGBT activists who demanded to use the event center in Portland, Oregon. The Holy Rosary Catholic Church is now being sued in Multnomah County for $2.4 million in damages for breach of faith, discrimination, and violations of Oregon’s civil rights and business laws.