Though the massive conservative pushback against the obscene excesses from Bud Light and Target on the issue of so-called “transgender rights” has proven to be a case study into how the average consumer can effectively fight back against wokeness in corporate America, we still have a long way to go.
Case in point, Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Anthony Bass, who recently shared a video on his Instagram page of a person who explained from a Biblical perspective why Christians should boycott Target and Bud Light. Before we get to Bass’ hostage-style apology statement, let’s take a look at the clip he shared.
“Here’s the reason biblically why I believe Christians have got to be boycotting Target, Bud Light, and any other corporation that’s pushing the things they’re pushing,” dudewithgoodnews Instagram user Ryan Miller said before reading certain Biblical verses. “This is evil, this is demonic, we won’t stand for it, we’re not going to go to the stores anymore and we’re not going to give them our money. We’re gonna let our voice be heard so that people can see the light.”
Though Miller’s critics on Instagram accused him of taking scripture out of context, Bass is who took the most heat, having to basically apologize for being a man of faith prior to the Blue Jays’ scheduled home game against the Milwaukee Brewers, which is currently underway as I write this.
“I recognize yesterday that I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine, and I am truly sorry for that,” Bass stated as he addressed the media. “I just spoke with my teammates and shared with them my actions yesterday. I apologized with them and, as of right now, I am using the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate myself to make better decisions moving forward. The ballpark is for everybody. We include all fans at the ballpark and we want to welcome everybody. That’s all I have to say. Thank you.”
Statement from Anthony Bass: pic.twitter.com/UXLrx1HVO5
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 30, 2023
The Blue Jays have a lot of events planned in June in “celebration” of Pride month, so Bass’ sharing of the video could not come at a worse time for the struggling baseball team, who rank last in the American League East and who have lost seven of their last ten games.
The Federalist CEO Sean Davis pretty much summed up the feelings of many Christian conservatives in response to Bass’ statement.
“Major League Baseball is demanding apologies from Christians who did nothing wrong while supporting demons who target children for genital mutilation,” Davis wrote on Twitter.
Bass, as RedState readers may recall, has had a challenging past couple of months on social media, deleting his Twitter account in April after complaining about an incident on a United Airlines flight where he alleged his pregnant wife, Sydney Rae, was told by airline staff to get on the floor and clean up their young child’s “popcorn mess” herself.
Even if one feels Bass overreacted in that particular incident, it’s hard to view this one as anything other than grossly unfair. I mean he’s being accused of being a bigot for expressing agreement with a Christian viewpoint, while the LGBTQ outrage machine, which is notorious for displaying bigotry themselves, are demanding he pay a high price for his Christian beliefs.
As I’ve said before, we’re living in a world gone mad, where the truly intolerant people are the ones demanding total agreement with their cause or face cancellation. It’s just crazy, and the only way to stop it is to continue turning the tables against them in the court of public opinion.