One Strike, You’re Out

Sometimes, if you’re LGB or T, you can’t even play ball.

In fact, in Memphis, a women’s softball team has been told by Bellevue Baptist Church they have to forfeit all their games because their coach admits she’s a lesbian. That’s just how serious lots of church folks take the matter of sexual orientation.

Of course, we know that in a women’s softball league there is more than one player, or coach, who is a lesbian. I mean, come on. But the other teams, and players, are keeping quiet.

Jana Jacobsen, the coach who admits she is “athletic” in appearance, says she got frustrated when questioned by church officials about her “lifestyle.” She finally said, “I am going to be clear. I am gay, and I find all of this to be absurd and against the word of God as I know it.”

Thank you, Jana Jacobsen. I salute you for being unwilling to hide yourself just so others can maintain their prejudices, and even more because you are so clear about God.

I am sure Coach Jesus is glad you are on his team.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s