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Posted on 07/01/2007 5:53:47 PM PDT by Phil Magnan
Not even baseball safe from 'gay' promotions Afternoon at the park to feature 'pride' singers, free caps for kids
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: July 1, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Bob Unruh © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Not even an afternoon at a baseball game apparently is going to be safe for parents who want to protect their children from advocates for homosexuality, with the San Diego Padres' confirmation their July 8 game will simultaneously offer free caps to attract children, and a formal recognition of the area's homosexual organization.
"San Diego Pride supporters and volunteers will be recognized for organizing the group event with a scoreboard welcome and the Gay Men's Chorus of San Diego will sing the National Anthem," the Major League Baseball team has announced on its website.
"This action by the San Diego Padres management has greatly tarnished their record as being a family friendly organization. They have truly offended the moral and religious sensibilities of literally thousands of fans. I will never look at the Padres the same way that I have over the past 40 plus years here in San Diego, enjoying its image as being pro family. It is really sad," said Phil Magnan, the director for Biblical Family Advocates.
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Team spokesman Tim Haskins told WND that the team really didn't do anything it was just a block purchase of tickets by a customer, in this case a "gay" organization, like any other bulk purchase.
And he said the fact that such an event coincides with a children's promotion offered by the team was a choice by the homosexual organization, since it's been the team's tradition to have children's events on Sundays.
"This is not an endorsement or partnership," he told WND.
But the team's website promotes the "Pride" game, offering tickets at a "discounted price" for those who punch in a code.
At the same time, the team is offering prizes for any children who come. "All kids 14 or younger will receive a Padres Floppy Cap presented by Union Bank of California and brought to you by Magic 92.5. This year's floppy cap for kids features silhouettes of the Swinging Friar," the website said.
Magnan said the team's promotion was a great disappointment.
"Can families any longer find a wholesome venue for their children?" he asked. "Why does the management of the San Diego Padres feel the need to cater to those who are engaged in perverted and immoral lifestyles? I have also been told that many people who have called or written the Padres have been disregarded and not taken seriously. I urge more fans and families to call the Padres and let them know how you feel about your children being visually assaulted by those who have little regard for decency.
"You can reach the Padres with their own email form," he said.
James Hartline, who publishes the The James Hartline Report and addresses issues involving homosexuality, said his objections to the promotions will take shape in a protest at the game, where he's expecting several hundred fans to participate.
He's also confirmed that a team of concessions workers plans to walk off their jobs then, even though it will cost them hundreds of dollars in income, to protest the team's plans.
Hartline reported that Set Free Ministries partners with the Canning Hunger Organization to contract with ARAMARK to provide labor for concession stands at Petco Park, home of the Padres.
Nearby five dozen workers from that company and another one have announced plans to walk off the job on July 8 in protest of the "gay" event. Ministries development director J.D. Loveland said he and his workers were angry and frustrated that the "radical homosexual event" was being held on the same day the team already had planned a children's giveaway.
"We asked our men and women if they would be willing to bring their kids to Petco Park if they knew that their kids would be exposed to the San Diego Gay Pride event. Every single one of our clients said they would not. The vote was unanimous to walk off of the job on July 8th rather than be a part of the gay pride event at the stadium," explained Loveland.
But there is a cost. Officials said 90 percent of all income that comes into Set Free Ministries, which reaches out to those overcoming drug abuse, prostitution and other problems, comes from the concession stand contracts.
"The ministry will lose $1,860 when it walks off of the job on July 8th," Hartline reported. "Additionally, the ministry could be fined a total of $4,000
"We intend to stand up against the gay agenda on July 8th," Loveland told Hartline. "I can only hope that our combined efforts will motivate other professing Christians to get out of their pews (comfort zone) and break out of those mysterious boxes called churches."
Hartline said it appears dozens of other major Christian ministries may be joining the effort. He'll know more at a rally he's planning in front of the park on game day.
He said besides Set Free Ministries, a group called The Training Center, C.R.A.V.E. (Christians Reviving America's Values), and America Asleep Know More are committed to helping.
"We may be all the way out in Kentucky, but we are proudly standing with you all in San Diego to make sure that all of our kids are protected and America is a better place for them," said Don Swarthout, president of C.R.A.V.E.
Longtime Padres supporters also have expressed their displeasure.
"This is a very slippery slope, and I hope you and (team owner) Mr. Moores will reconsider your position," wrote Mike Farmer, who's been supporting the team for years. "If you two want to hold hands and ride in the gay pride parade, go right ahead. But please don't bring this filth into a stadium that I helped pay for and in front of a team that I have spent thousands of dollars supporting over the years. I would sure like to know how some of the players with moral convictions feel about this travesty "
Hartline has had considerable experience dealing with San Diego "Gay" Pride events. He reported in 2005, it was learned the group had hired sex offenders to work with various events, including a registered pedophile who was working in the event's "Children's Garden."
Then in 2006, numerous small children were marched in the parade under the banner of a local charter school.
WND has reported in the past that when a "Gay Day" was planned at the Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers, a protest group opposed it, and later declared victory because only 200 tickets were purchased by homosexuals for the event.
I was at one of those events in SF. Guy behind me kissed his buddy between the strikes; his partner kissed him between the balls.
Pride of the Padres.
be careful when you order nuts...
Already happened in places like Philadelphia, Arlington TX and (very likely) San Francisco.
I’d recite the gay lyrics for “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” but the lyrics are just a tad too graphic.
LOL! Thanks, needed that belly laugh.
And those wiener-shaped bunned wieners that get passed hand to hand in the stands, what else is that but familiarizing children with nasty lookalikes? And look what they do with them! Keep kids out of baseball stadiums and make a queer cry.
“KIds’ Day” and “Gay Pride Day” at the same time???
Does anyone need any more convincing as to what kind of perverts they are?
I haven’t been to a Major League baseball game since the strike in 1994 that cancelled the World Series.
“Does anyone need any more convincing as to what kind of perverts they are?”
What about Bat Day? How phallic is that? And don’t get me started on Babe Ruth. It’s no coincidence the candy bar is dark brown on the outside with nuts and goo inside.
I don’t mind gays having sex in private, now that it’s legal. But I wish they’d stop celebrating their freedom. That’s not what this country’s about.
Oh, and happy Fourth of July.
“All children 14 and under will receive a free condom with the Swinging Friar logo courtesy of the San Diego Area NAMBLA chapter...”
Yea, hard to kiss with a helmet on.
Say. wasn’t that around the time George W Bush was part owner of Arlington’s Texas Ranger baseball team? Who knew the gay agenda got that far up?
Our Mission is to foster pride in and respect for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in San Diego.
Be a part of San Diego’s largest and most colorful civic event - The 33rd San Diego LGBT Pride Celebration - United for Equality!
Out at Petco Park (Padres vs. Atlanta), July 8
click here to purchase tickets in the LGBT ticket block
Spirit of Stonewall Celebration, July 15
Parade, July 21
Festival, July 21 & 22
The Pride celebrations start with a “Gay Day” at Petco Park on July 8 with recognition of San Diego’s LGBT community during the Padres vs. Braves game. Kick off Pride and come support the Padres and the Gay Men’s Chorus who will sing the National Anthem! click here for tickets
The Pride Parade is a powerful display of diversity, acceptance and celebration. Thousands of Parade participants move with flamboyant splendor on the mile long route with their gay banners waving above the exuberant caravan of lavish floats, drag mavens in fancy duds, dykes on bikes and gay-friendly politicians, sponsors, and civic organizations. Over three hours, the streets of Hillcrest burst with colorful displays of pride amid music and dancing emanating from the 200 parade contingents. 150,000 enthusiastically cheering spectators lining the Parade route, the Pride Parade is a highlight of the Celebration.
I’ve always preferred baseball over the other sports.
But this is taking it way, way too far...
Cheer on the 200 parade contingents on Saturday, July 21, as the 33rd Annual Pride Parade struts off from University Avenue at Normal Street, down Sixth to Ivy.
Party the night away July 21 with 8,000 hot boys at scorching circuit party Circuit Daze (San Diego Sports Arena; 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.; 858-623-9547; www.powerhouse-productions.com; 10 p.m.-6 a.m.; $50-60). With sounds courtesy of DJs Monty Q and Tony Moran, and a special performance at midnight, this is going to be one sizzling scene.
Pride Night at PETCO Park
Enjoy an evening of Padres baseball at a discounted price in the same section as fellow Pride supporters and volunteers. San Diego Pride supporters and volunteers will be recognized for organizing the group event with a scoreboard welcome and the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego will sing the National Anthem.
Sunday, July 8 vs. Atlanta Braves at 5:05 p.m.
* $16 for Upper Infield Reserved (normally $18)
To purchase tickets, click on the button below and input the promo code that you received from your Group Leader.
Biological disfunctions on parade.
We used to take our daughter and go to a dozen or so Portland (ME) Sea Dogs baseball games every year until they started parading and supporting homosexuals at the ball games. I sent our tickets back and got a letter saying when I felt comfortable with homosexuality being just as normal as heterosexuality, then they hoped I’d be back. We’ve never been back.......
Prides minor problem
Pride announced recently that youth 17 and under will no longer be allowed to enter the annual Pride festival without being accompanied by a parent or guardian. Following last years Pride scandal in which three volunteers, one staff member and the clown from Prides childrens garden were discovered to be registered sex offenders the community anticipated a few changes, but Prides move to exclude unaccompanied youth from the festival caught many, including us here at the Gay & Lesbian Times, by surprise.
But what does Pride want to protect our youth from?
Pride is working out the details, but it plans to make every parent or guardian sign a wavier before entering the festival grounds stating they are responsible for the well-being of their child. Make no mistake, this policy sends the message that the gay community cannot be trusted around youth. By adopting this policy, Pride has essentially sided with the religious right that says we cant be Boy Scout leaders, teachers, coaches or even parents.
Our Pride structure is about empowering as many people as possible, Scott said. We believe we must show our rich, diverse community in all of its grandeur. Weve been working to strengthen the organization. To strengthen our presence in communities that dont always feel included.
To do this, L.A. Pride has devoted space within their festival specifically for youth, including a substance-free zone and a youth-empowerment zone called the Peer Party, providing youth-specific lectures, activities and entertainment. Their approach actually seeks to increase youths presence by reaching out to high schools with Gay-Straight Alliances and GLBT-related groups.
Pride is more than a parade or a festival. Its an idea a movement.
Convicted Sex Offenders Volunteer For Gay Pride Celebration
Padres promotions called unwelcome double play
June 27, 2007
July will be a busy month at Petco Park, with the Padres hosting special days for Episcopalians, children in summer camps, knitters and people of Jewish heritage. But it is Pride Night, a July 8 event for gays and lesbians, that is causing a stir.
San Diego Pride’s response to the hubbub: It’s people enjoying a game together, not a drag show.
We’re going to be wearing ball caps and jerseys. That’s the extent of the lifestyle they will be seeing, Pride Executive Director Ron deHarte said.
Union Bank of California is a sponsor of the promotion.
Hot Dog Night at the Ballpark, where lesbians can ask “Will you be a Frank with me?” The Great Oz Has Spoken.
Answer: Jim Rice
Question: Who was the winningest major league pitcher of the 1970's?
Answer: Jack Morris
Question: who got hit with the most balls in the decade of the 70's?
Answer: Rock Hudson.
These people truly are disgusting.
“that such an event coincides with a children’s promotion offered by the team was a choice by the homosexual organization....”
Coincidence? I think not! Next thing you know they’ll let NAMBLA buy a block of tickets on Saturday!
Betcha they’d let you in at the Children’s ticket price, because you sure have the attitude that matches the age range.
who do you get your 1970’s MLB stats from? morris? rice? better check again. I do agree ole rock probably led in “chin ticklers” tho!!
Yeah they arrested a bunch of Protesters on them Protesting at the Phillies game.... I wrote the Phillies and asked them why they want a Constituency where one out two people don’t make it to age 65... no Response...
I asked for a Catholic Night... No response..
Reminds me of the Harry Carey line about a couple (guy and girl) who were kissing each other and Harry said he kisses her on the strikes and she kisses him on the balls.
What, is Kerry tossing out a first pitch again? Gayest thing in baseball I’ve ever seen.
Had to make it fit the situation, but yes, it’s Harry’s line. Another bit from Harry; http://beerinfood.wordpress.com/2007/02/15/holy-cow/
Let’s call the promotion “Buggery and Baseball” !
Willie Stargell hit the most homers in the 1970s with 296 (4 more than Reggie Jackson and 6 more than Johnny Bench). Jim Rice was 27th in homers during the 1970s and 12th during the 1980s (Mike Schmidt was 1st during the 1980s); during the “decade” from 1975-1984, Rice was 2nd with 303 homers to Schmidt’s 370.
Jim Palmer was the winningest pitcher of the 1970s with 186, 2 more than Gaylord Perry (and 8 more than Steve Carlton Fergie Jenkins and Tom Seaver). Jack Morris was the winningest pitcher of the 1980s, though, with 162.
nyuck nyuck nyuck nyuck nyuck
I just had to make a slight alteration of your post... ;-)
I am no longer a Padres fan.
This whole thing is sick!
" Hit a Hime Run Today with the all new Gay Slugger!" /sarc.
All of the sacred heterosexual male icons of America under under attack. Having gayified the cowboy icon ( Broke Back Mountain) , now America's gay media mavins and PR Queers seek to have their way with baseball player iconography?
What a laugh these presumptous queers are!
And ridicule is the best weapon to be used against them.
Babe Ruth was gay?
Who really cares.
Words escape me and I question just how and why the Padres would involve themselves with this.
If this news could go national, the ministries could make up the money via donations. They'd probably make a lot more than they'd need. I'd certainly donate. They're a fine organization. They help a lot of lost people get back on their feet.
It's hard to believe the homos would put their lust for kinky sex above the life of so many good people, and even the innocent the little kids.
Yeah. I makes me wonder what kind of parent would actually bring their kids to a place like this.
I betcha you guessed Ron Hunt for question #3. :-)