Skip to comments.CrossFit exec fired after supporting Indy gym's decision to cancel pride workout
Posted on 06/07/2018 7:53:51 AM PDT by Red Badger
INDIANAPOLIS -- A CrossFit corporate leader has been fired after he offered support for an Indy gyms decision to cancel a pride-themed workout this week.
CrossFit's Chief Knowledge Officer Russell Berger Tweeted early Wednesday that he encouraged the gym's decision to refuse to hold the workouts, and thanked them for standing by their convictions and "refusing to celebrate sin."
READ | Members leave CrossFit gym after they cancel a pride-themed workout
Thank you #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by your convictions and refusing to celebrate sin by hosting an @indypride workout, Berger shared on his personal Twitter account. "The intolerance of the LBGTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing."
Berger followed up the Tweet with a series of explanations and reasonings before eventually deleting them all.
The company Tweeted Wednesday just after 5 p.m. that Berger had been placed on administrative leave while management "completes a thorough review."
Effective immediately, Russell Berger has been placed on unpaid leave while management completes a thorough review. CrossFit (@CrossFit) June 6, 2018
Just before 8 p.m., the company sent another Tweet announcing that Berger had been terminated.
The statements made today by Russell Berger do not reflect the views of CrossFit Inc. For this reason, his employment with CrossFit has been terminated. CrossFit (@CrossFit) June 6, 2018
Berger's message came after the owner of CrossFit Infiltrate in downtown Indianapolis, Brandon Lowe, sent an email to its members canceling a pride-themed workout this week.
Lowe's email said the goal of the gym is total health and well-being of the individual and the community. It went on to say, "We believe that true health forever can only be found within humility - not pride."
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This will not end well for the left...................
Red Badger wrote:
“Okay, it’s gotten to the point where people are fired for their beliefs.
This will not end well for the left...................”
No, it will not end well for those condoning sin.
He wasn't wrong, as subsequent events demonstrated.
Funny sort of 'pride.' It involves a demand for total agreement and endorsement of a (mis)use of one's gonads.
Communism killed tens of millions, yet it is cache on the left to voice support for such.
There is no freedom of thought. You can be fired for thoughts. That is not a free country.
The government should prosecute those who fire for opinions.
Hopefully it will end well in court for the one who was fired.
It appeared that the manager was thanking them not just for standing up to LGBT, but also for standing up to homofascism.
SMH, Social Media is so dumb, and people who fall for this are too.
He should just change his gym’s name to something other than “crossfit” and do the same workouts. Crossfit is NOT a product at all. It’s a system of movements. There are no franchises at all only “affiliates.” He can still use the same business model without the open and the name crossfit.
WTF is a Chief Knowledge Officer?
ANYTHING “they” say or do MUST be accepted. NOTHING conservatives(everyday folks) say or do will be accepted or tolerated. That’s what they work to.
A made up job title given to someone who failed miserably in a real job position but not enough for the company to fire them.
In other words, the left.
Does anyone here do CrossFit?
God has specifically said homosexuality (male or female) is an “abomination.” Taking pride in a lifestyle that God deems to be an abomination is taking the wrong path in life.
God will not be mocked.
Condoning or practicing sin has a cost, as actions have consequences.
Jesus calls us to be humble, followers of Him and God’s Word, and to do our best to abstain from sin in all aspects of our lives. Purposefully living a sinful lifestyle opposes Christ and God. Humble repentance and trusting Christ as one’s savior is the answer. Sin can be forgiven.
He knows everything...including which member the CEO slept with.
Plus anyone else, for that matter.
Just change the name to “ChristFit” :D
Awkward for CrossFit since Russell Berger remains a major shareholder of the massive chain. I frankly don’t know why people bother. CF is very pricey, and P90X and Insanity/Asylum are far superior workouts you can at home for cheap.
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