Several Tampa Bay Rays Players Explain Why They Can’t Wear Team’s LGBT Logo: ‘We Believe in Jesus. By Steve Warren CBN mews

A number of Tampa Bay Rays players decided not to wear rainbow-colored logos on their uniforms as part of the team’s annual LGBTQ “Pride Night” on Saturday.

The Rays officials wanted full participation from the team but gave all of the players a choice to “opt-in” and wear a rainbow-colored logo added to the “TB” on their ball caps and a sunburst on the right sleeve of their game jerseys. 

According to the Tampa Bay Times, more than half the players appeared to participate. 

But some players refused to wear the LGBTQ+ logos including pitchers Jason Adam, Jalen Beeks, Brooks Raley, Jeffrey Springs, and Ryan Thompson. The pitchers and other players who chose not to wear the “Pride Night” apparel wore their regular home game jerseys and hat. 

Adam was chosen by team officials to speak for the players who opted out. He told The Times it was primarily a “faith-based” decision.

“A lot of it comes down to faith, to like a faith-based decision,” the Rays pitcher said. “So it’s a hard decision. Because ultimately we all said what we want is them to know that all are welcome and loved here. But when we put it on our bodies, I think a lot of guys decided that it’s just a lifestyle that maybe — not that they look down on anybody or think differently — it’s just that maybe we don’t want to encourage it if we believe in Jesus, who’s encouraged us to live a lifestyle that would abstain from that behavior, just like (Jesus) encourages me as a heterosexual male to abstain from sex outside of the confines of marriage. It’s no different.”

Adam also told the newspaper that he and the rest of the players love and care about these men and women. 

“It’s not judgmental. It’s not looking down,” he explained. “It’s just what we believe the lifestyle he’s encouraged us to live, for our good, not to withhold. But again, we love these men and women, we care about them, and we want them to feel safe and welcome here.”

Ex-Navy SEAL’s One-Word Response When Asked the Best Way to Prevent Horrific Mass Shootings

5/31/2022 06:20:30 PM Billy Hallowell

Veteran Navy SEAL Jimmy Graham delivered a one-word answer when asked to reveal the most powerful preventative deterrent to violent mass shootings like the one that unfolded this week in Uvalde, Texas.

“Jesus,” he said without missing a beat. He then expounded on his belief America has strayed from its biblical foundations.

“I would plead with people to return to the foundation that built this nation,” he said. “There are biblical foundations that built this nation. They’re proven to work, and we’ve chosen not to use them.”

Graham added, “There’s nothing wrong with the plan; we’ve just chosen not to do it.”

The ex-SEAL is the founder of Able Shepherd, a training program that equips people to protect churches, schools, and other institutions. He deals daily with the kinds of training needed to prepare people for dangerous situations

My friends Jesus is the only solution to the ills and depravity of this world! We cannot deny evil, it is present, our only hope is a return to moral and Godly values. A great move of repentance and a cry for mercy in this nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people…….rh