The Cubs signed Daniel Murphy yesterday to bolster their sagging offense, and immediately some in the sports world called the move controversial. One likened it to the team’s signing in 2016 of a player credibly accused of domestic abuse. What was Murphy’s sin? Apparently he said that he doesn’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle. His comment was construed as “homophobic.”
Two points: (1) Those who don’t go along with the new sexual orthodoxy are automatically suspect in today’s culture. (2) There are probably many in baseball (and elsewhere) who feel as Murphy does but who now will stay silent about the issue so that they will not be consigned to the same level as a domestic abuser.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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