06 July 2015

Clemson Coach Swinney Honored For His Beliefs

Everyone in the Football World knows that Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is a man committed to his religious beliefs, and those beliefs have created some off-field drama in the past. However, some selfish groups appeared to be stirring another chapter to write in this tale.

As reported by Outsports.com, Swinney was scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for the Palmetto Family Council on 2 June 2015. The organization's president, Oran Smith, told The State that Swinney is being "honored for his Christian testimony, not political reasons."

The organization is dedicated to fighting against the right to abuse children by the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) community and same-sex couples. Swinney’s role in the fundraising event is drawing plenty of attention and leading the very few, but loud mouths, to publicly request Swinney withdraw from the event entirely.

This is just another classic example of how the few want to dictate to the many.

The majority are already applauding Coach Swinney for NOT backing down. It’s his belief that gay/lesbian relationships are wrong (forget about that whole thing about the Bible backing him up on his position though). He has just as much right to that belief as LGBT has to their belief.

This isn’t about whether or not Coach Swinney "loves" the gay community or not. This is about his stance on whether it's right or wrong. Nobody has a right to step in and tell Swinney he is wrong to support his beliefs, no matter how backwards his critics are on this subject.

As one blogger aptly, Christians are to love everyone. It doesn’t mean they don’t have the right to disagree with their beliefs.

Swinney said in February 2013 that he had teammates at Alabama who may have been gay, but that he did not have any issue with their sexual orientation.