16 March 2015

Mets' Daniel Murphy Takes A Stand Against 'Gay Lifestyle"

Mets Daniel Murphy
New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy has finally voiced out what many sporting greats have been feeling all this time. They don't condone any attempt to impose homosexual behavior in their everyday life and they "disagrees with the lifestyle of people who are gay."

The Mets hosted Billy Bean, a former major leaguer who came out after retiring and is MLB's first ambassador for inclusion, to talk at spring training. Murphy spoke to NJ Advance Media afterward.

Speaking to reporters, via Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com, Murphy said he would have no problem getting to know Bean even though he doesn't agree with the lifestyle:
"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, who the article notes is a devout Christian, said his religious beliefs are such that "we love the people. We disagree (with) the lifestyle."

Murphy said Christians may not have been articulate enough in describing their stance on homosexuality.

A Mets spokesman said that Murphy would no longer be discussing the issue with reporters.

Murphy was named to his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2014 as the backup to starter Chase Utley. His roster position was announced on 6 July 2014, at which time he had 105 hits (second in the National League) and a 0.295 batting average.