Former NFL player and football TV analyst Craig James is fully embracing his new job as an anti-gay activist for religious-right groups. Now he’s suggesting that supporters of LGBT equality are doing Satan’s work.
Late last week the Texan talked on a radio program from the Family Research Council — which the Southern Poverty Law Center labels an anti-gay hate group — about professional sports teams that have come out in support of LGBT equality. Several pro franchises have filed briefs supporting marriage equality in a case the U.S. Supreme Court case is about to consider. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have the report about James’ comments on the radio program:
James worried that the decision by the New England Patriots, the Tampa Bay Rays and the San Francisco Giants to join the marriage brief could cause an “implosion” in team locker rooms and intimidate players who oppose marriage equality from speaking their minds.
“If I were a current player in that locker room and my livelihood depended on me being quiet or losing it because of my belief system, I worry, I wonder,” he said. “So, that’s Satan working on us.”
Later in the interview, Perkins warned of a coming clash between LGBT rights and religious liberty, saying, “There’s no avoiding this conflict, it’s coming, as we redefine marriage and with it everything else in society. “
“It’s not so much about the marriage altar, this redefinition of marriage, it’s about altering all of society,” he added.
James agreed, adding that he had recently been studying the book of Genesis and found that the story of Adam and Eve proves that if you support gay marriage, you “have a problem with God.”
James was a college football analyst for Fox Sports for years before running for a U.S. Senate seat from Texas in 2012. Following his unsuccessful campaign, James rejoined Fox briefly. But the network let him go after deciding that anti-gay comments he made during the campaign — that being gay is a “choice” and that LGBT people would “have to answer to the Lord for their actions” — would be problematic because of the company’s inclusive personnel policies.
James claims that Fox engaged in religious discrimination by letting him go. But nothing Fox did prevents James from believing whatever he chooses or practicing his religious beliefs as he sees fit. He also continues — as last week’s radio program demonstrates — to exercise his freedom to say whatever he wants about LGBT people and supporters of equality. Fox simply decided it didn’t want its private business associated with that kind of intolerance and bigotry.
5 thoughts on “Former NFLer, Fox Sports Analyst Craig James Says Satan Is Behind Movement for LGBT Equality”
I for one would not care one bit if more of these religious bigots lost their jobs. These bigots think it’s a great idea to keep Gays from enjoying life as they do, so I believe it is appropriate for the bigots to feel exactly what Gay people have had to endure for decades in this so called “free” Country.
Yes, the reason that gays and others who are loathed by Xians and others decided to come out was because of the way they were mistreated.
When the Stonebridge gay bar was invaded by thick skulled cops, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The bigots have only themselves to blame for what has ensued over the years. Squeeze people hard enough and they are going to explode.
It is a damned shame that the funnymentalists do not know who or what Satan is. He is referred to as The Satan and is used by God to PROSECUTE people, not move them one way or the other.
Look at the story of Job. But those morons simply cannot accept that LGBT human beings are BORN THE WAY THEY ARE AND NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT.
They cannot also accept that there is no such animal as the devil nor do demons exist EXCEPT in the minds of those so-called Christians who read their books and think that hating others is the way to go.
My loathing for funnymentalists knows no bounds. My grandfather had a saying that went something like this: Pity the idiots, they can know nothing different but put down the EDUCATED JACKASSES for they know better but continue their stupidity.
In the past, I was a student of the bible, both sides. NOWHERE did I hear or see Jesus ever say any word against LGBT people.
Although they know that the word abomination refers to homosexuality (but only for males) also is the exact same Hebrew word used for consuming shell fish. But they slurp down those live oysters, delight in killing lobsters that were alive a few minutes before they were ready for the table.
THE WORD MEANS “THIS IS NOT WHAT WE DO.” The word abomination was never used until ENGLISH was used.
In short, I upped my attitude, up theirs!
If James thinks I’m going to have a pity party for him, he can bite me. He thinks it’s okay to discriminate against everyone but white Christian males, so he can’t expect any sympathy when things go the other way. Not that he WAS discriminated against, as any student of the Constitution could tell him; but he certainly thinks so, and no doubt feels terribly sorry for himself. Awww…
One more reasons to loath the funnymental Xians.