As the LA Dodgers face conservative and Catholic backlash for bringing the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for a Pride Night event, the Texas Rangers are facing backlash from the left and praise from the right for refusing to participate in Pride Night at all.
The Rangers are now the only team in Major League Baseball who have continued standing up for what many of their conservative fans want, and so have refused to participate in Pride Month whatsoever. Unlike every other team in the MLB, they have refused to do a Pride Night since 2003.
When they did one then and brought LGBTQ+ groups to their stadium to be honored, they were met with an immense amount of backlash, much like the LA Dodgers drew this year but in conservative Texas rather than leftist California.
Predictably, a few subversives within the Rangers are furious that the team in ruby-red Texas isn’t turning on its fans with a leftist-coded event. One employee, for example, said, “(The silence) is deafening. The fact of the matter is it’s a free marketing opportunity, it doesn’t cost them anything personally and they can boost revenue by looking inclusive. The fact that there hasn’t been one (for Texas), is the biggest ‘actions speak louder than words’ I’ve ever seen.”
Continuing, the employee called doing a Pride Night event a “bare minimum thing” that the Rangers have refused to do. That same employee then added that the Rangers have honored other organizations, groups, and cultures, but refuse to do a Pride Night event, saying, “The fact that there’s so much resistance is a huge point of contention, not just for the gay folks, but for everyone. It was always something that bothered me greatly about the organization. They do a lot of things well, where they have all these other nights for different fans and cultures. The fact that they omit one group very clearly is just ridiculous.”
Another employee attacked the Rangers’ current owner and blamed him for not doing a Pride Month event, saying, “When you have someone so opposed at the top, it creates this spillover effect that, even though most of the organization I think wants it to happen, or at least isn’t vehemently opposed to it, it’s just this dark cloud that’s signifying it’s OK to treat this group of people like s—.”
The team, for its part, responded to criticism in a statement saying, “Our commitment is to make everyone feel welcome and included in Rangers baseball. That means in our ballpark, at every game, and in all we do – for both our fans and our employees. We deliver on that promise across our many programs to have a positive impact across our entire community.”
Regardless, many who like baseball but are furious about its drift to the far left in recent years are heartened by the Rangers’ refusal to participate in the latest woke activity, regardless of what subversive employees moan about in interviews with leftist rags.
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