New York Mets Second baseman Daniel Murphy 'disagrees with the (gay) lifestyle, 100 percent'

  • metta

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    Mar 05, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
    New York Mets player 'disagrees with the (gay) lifestyle, 100 percent'

    - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/new-york-mets-player-disagrees-gay-lifestyle-100-percent040315
  • chris24rcon

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    Mar 05, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    If this is the guy that all the fuss was made over his choice to be present at his child's birth over opening day, then all respect I have for this guy is GONE.

    That is all.
  • metta

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    Mar 06, 2015 2:59 AM GMT
    OUT FORMER MLB PLAYER BILLY BEAN RESPONDS TO NY METS' DANIEL MURPHY'S DISAGREEMENT WITH HIS 'GAY LIFESTYLE'



    Wrote Bean, in part:

    "When I took this job at MLB, I knew it was going to take time for many to embrace my message of inclusion. Expecting everyone to be supportive right away is simply not realistic. If you asked anyone who has competed in high-level men's professional sports, I believe they would agree with me. This doesn't change the way I go about my business, or my belief in what I am doing, but it's reality.

    After reading his comments, I appreciate that Daniel spoke his truth. I really do. I was visiting his team, and a reporter asked his opinion about me. He was brave to share his feelings, and it made me want to work harder and be a better example that someday might allow him to view things from my perspective, if only for just a moment.

    I respect him, and I want everyone to know that he was respectful of me. We have baseball in common, and for now, that might be the only thing. But it's a start.

    The silver lining in his comments are that he would be open to investing in a relationship with a teammate, even if he "disagrees" with the lifestyle. It may not be perfect, but I do see him making an effort to reconcile his religious beliefs with his interpretation of the word lifestyle. It took me 32 years to fully accept my sexual orientation, so it would be hypocritical of me to not be patient with others.

    Inclusion means everyone, plain and simple. Daniel is part of that group. A Major League clubhouse is now one of the most diverse places in sports. It wasn't always that way, but we can thank No. 42 for that. So in his honor, with a little patience, compassion and hard work, we'll get there."

    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/03/out-former-mlb-player-billy-bean-responds-to-ny-mets-daniel-murphy-disagreeing-with-his-gay-lifestyl.html
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    Mar 06, 2015 9:08 PM GMT
    That's ok. I don't agree with the major league sports lifestyle: performance enhancing drug usage, drug usage, ridiculous salaries, rape, infidelity, spousal abuse, animal abuse, etc.
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    Mar 07, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    I'm glad Bean invoked Jackie Robinson in his reply. So glad Jackie had the courage to stand up for his "lifestyle" too.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 07, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    I don't give a fuck. I don't need his approval. Just don't get in my way.
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    Mar 07, 2015 10:46 AM GMT
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/03/05/daniel-murphy-hears-from-gay-mets-fan-who-is-a-dad-after-renewing-national-conversation-on-acceptance-of-gay-athletes/

    My Comment:

    Daniel Murphy and other devout Christians need a good seminar on Christianity. 1) Go to YouTube. 2) YouTube search WBFbySteefen. 3) Watch the most recent video upload all the way through, no matter if you have to do it in more than one sitting. Know what a first century historian had to say about Christianity and know what Jesus who based much of his ministry on Hebrew Scriptures had to say about Christianity. See how low your moral ground is.
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    Mar 07, 2015 11:06 AM GMT
    JerryBenth

    You apparently don't relate to or fundamentally understand the point of view of Christians. Its not a shield. It's not that we hate sinners, we hate sin. However, if we only talked to those who are not sinners we would be talking to no one as "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." You see, we all must seek forgiveness. All of us. You should not be so judgmental of others beliefs, if you are happy to be free, then be happy for others freedom to make their own decisions and have the freedom to believe what they want to believe.
    Have a good one,
    Cheers!

    Stephenoabc
    You hate sin. Well, let's see the sin in being Christian. Jesus lost his religion in the end. Jesus got the God of Israel to turn his face against him and all his followers who take "Holy Communion." In reference to the God of Israel, all Christians are godless. Jesus, in the end, did not want Christianity linked to Jewish scripture, yet, there is the disobedience to Jesus in the printing of Christian Bibles which contain the Hebrew Scriptures. Go to youtube. Search the subscriber WBFbySteefen. See the latest video upload which informs viewers that Josephus and Jesus would have preferred that people no longer seek the face of the God of Israel. Know History well. The point of view of Christians needs grounding in knowing history well.
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    Mar 07, 2015 11:11 AM GMT
    Eddie101

    Jesus also said....."Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God things that are God's" or something to that effect. Note: From New Testament for Gentiles, not Jews. Ok? LOL

    Stephenoabc

    Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's? Oh, that's a good one when the Jesus in Revelation is none other than Caesar. Go to YouTube. YouTube search the subscriber WBFbySteefen. See the latest video upload. Yes, it's 2 hrs 45 min.s but it's worth every minute coming from 11 years of research.
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    Mar 07, 2015 11:22 AM GMT
    Eddie101

    I have no dog in this fight but according to Levitacus 20:13:
    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination.
    Which clearly states that homosexuality is a sin - again, according to the Bible so please don't shoot the messenger Smile - and Mr. Murphy is on board with that notion. So, does that make him a bigot just because he believes what the Bible says? My answer happens to be a resounding no. My 2 coppers as usual. Peace.

    Stephenoabc

    Leviticus 20: 13? You devout anti-bisexuals and anti-homosexuals Christians want to throw that at bisexuals and homosexuals. Well, let's see how you do with Leviticus 17: 10 and your weekly/monthly act against the God of Israel. Go to YouTube. YouTube search the subscriber WBFbySteefen and see the latest video upload which includes an explanation of Leviticus 17: 10 and how Jesus specifically used it at the Last Supper.
  • metta

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    Oct 19, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    NY Met Daniel Murphy is a Postseason MLB Star Who ‘Disagrees with the (Gay) Lifestyle, 100 Percent’

    http://www.towleroad.com/2015/10/daniel-murphy-gay/
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    Oct 23, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    YERRRRRRRR OUTTA HERE! icon_twisted.gif

    I didn't need another reason to pull for the Royals in this one, but there ya go!
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    Oct 26, 2015 9:14 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidThat's ok. I don't agree with the major league sports lifestyle: performance enhancing drug usage, drug usage, ridiculous salaries, rape, infidelity, spousal abuse, animal abuse, etc.


    Most of these happen among "gays" too...maybe not so much the "ridiculous salaries", if you do not include the "kept" steroid-bodies without "prenuptial" agreements
  • mybud

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    Oct 31, 2015 7:17 PM GMT
    Go ROYALS
  • metta

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    Nov 03, 2015 6:43 AM GMT
    The Mets’ Anti-Gay Daniel Murphy Lost His Team the World Series. Good.

    "Murphy committed a devastating, possibly legacy-blowing error in the eighth inning of Game 4. Murphy let a ball slide right past his glove, allowing the Royals to advance a runner home—tying the game, and giving the Royals a chance to perform their patented late-inning comeback routine. The astonishing bungle drew instant comparisons between Murphy and Bill Buckner, the player behind baseball’s most infamous fielding error.* According to one statistical analysis of Win Probability Added, Murphy’s was the second-most-costly error in World Series history—right behind Buckner’s."

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/11/02/daniel_murphy_anti_gay_i_m_glad_the_mets_lost_the_world_series.html
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    Nov 17, 2015 1:19 PM GMT
    metta saidThe Mets’ Anti-Gay Daniel Murphy Lost His Team the World Series. Good.

    "Murphy committed a devastating, possibly legacy-blowing error in the eighth inning of Game 4. Murphy let a ball slide right past his glove, allowing the Royals to advance a runner home—tying the game, and giving the Royals a chance to perform their patented late-inning comeback routine. The astonishing bungle drew instant comparisons between Murphy and Bill Buckner, the player behind baseball’s most infamous fielding error.* According to one statistical analysis of Win Probability Added, Murphy’s was the second-most-costly error in World Series history—right behind Buckner’s."

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/11/02/daniel_murphy_anti_gay_i_m_glad_the_mets_lost_the_world_series.html


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  • Triggerman

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    Dec 30, 2015 12:40 AM GMT
    Maybe I am old but I do not care if some third rate athlete does not agree with my life or lifestyle. That is news? What the heck does that have to do with my day to day life? Does it affect me at all? Not one bit. It is like saying an accountant in New York does not agree with my lifestyle. Really? That worries me? The dude will be broke in ten years and homeless in 15. I'll hand him a sandwich.
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    Jan 07, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidMaybe I am old but I do not care if some third rate athlete does not agree with my life or lifestyle. That is news? What the heck does that have to do with my day to day life? Does it affect me at all? Not one bit. It is like saying an accountant in New York does not agree with my lifestyle. Really? That worries me? The dude will be broke in ten years and homeless in 15. I'll hand him a sandwich.

    It matters when a sports figure gets to make a public statement that receives media coverage. Someone who might still be considered a "role model" by some for them to emulate.

    Were this just some nobody then yeah, who'd care. But his position gives him a platform from which to speak and be heard. By others, if not by you, nor by me for that matter. A guy like this gets an audience that most of the rest of us do not. And a few will take him seriously.
  • Triggerman

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    Jan 20, 2016 7:19 AM GMT
    Art Deco,

    If the kids in my life considered him a "role Model" then I would have done a disservice to those kids. And I have quite a few. The kids in my life do not look at over payed pampered sports players as role models. The look at engineers, scientists, business owners, and hard working laborers, ect, as role models