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Brave move: Baseball team excludes anti-gay group from Faith Day

By RealJock Staff

In a move true to their name, the Atlanta Braves took a courageous stand in barring the anti-gay Focus on the Family from the team's Faith Day.

Focus on the Family, founded by James Dobson, participated in the first Faith Day, July 27. After the game, fans of faith pay an extra $10 to re-enter the left side bleachers to watch Christian rock, hear Christian players talk and browse literature at tables set up by Christian groups.

Focus on the Family's site says that "no solid scientific evidence exists today that people are born homosexual." It says homosexuality is a product of molestation, incest, pornography, spousal abuse and negative body image.

In a statement, Focus on the Family said that the Braves withdrew their invitation to August's Faith Days.

Braves' spokeswoman Beth Marshall declined to comment on the omission of Focus on the Family.