N.Y. Mets Second Baseman Daniel Murphy “Comes Out” As Homophobic “I disagree with the gay lifestyle 100 percent”
According to NJ Advance Media New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy said at a meeting about Inclusion in Sports last March that he “100 percent” disagrees with the gay lifestyle.
Murphy made his opinion known while meeting with former professional baseball athlete Billy Bean, who publicly came out after his career and now serves as the MLB’s Ambassador for Inclusion.
Bean was invited to spend the day and speak with Mets players as the behest of general manager Sandy Alderson.
I disagree with his lifestyle. I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual. That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him. That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent.
Murphy said he would embrace a gay player on the Mets, despite his religious conviction against same-sex sexual orientation and went on to articulate a love-the-sinner-hate-the-sin approach.
What a douchebag and I agree with that 100%.