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Proud Christian Texas Rangers Pitcher Robbie Ross and Wife Pose for 'NoH8' Campaign

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In addition to showcasing their LGBT solidarity, Texas Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross and his wife Brittany are also prominently displaying their Christian faith in a new photo for the long-running NoH8 campaign. During the shoot, the couple spoke with Outsports' Cyd Ziegler about their vocal support for LGBT rights coming not in spite of their Christian faith, but because of it:

 "Being in sports, and being around all kinds of different people, you just want to accept everyone for who they are," Robbie told Outsports at the NoH8 campaign's Burbank, Calif., studio. "My wife Brittany and I are Christians, and we believe we as Christians should love everyone and show everyone love, and if this is the best way to do it, then we want to support them."

In organizing the shoot, Brittany said she has been motivated by seeing the way the Bible and religion are used to persecute LGBT people.

"It genuinely breaks my heart," Brittany said. "We're all human, and we can all take things from the Bible and twist them however we want. You can basically take a verse from the Bible and say it's OK to beat your wife, but the world says that's not OK, so that's what we go with. And I think the world is saying that gay people in the community are OK. Jesus came to love people. He never persecuted anybody. There are a lot of confusing things in the Bible, and I think if anything is confusing and it promotes hate, then you're taking it the wrong way.

"Being gay shouldn't just be tolerated, it should be celebrated that people can embody who they truly are," Brittany added. "I think that's the main thing."

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  1. wow that's awesome! And I have no idea who they are.

    Posted by: Alex | Sep 18, 2013 12:28:50 PM


  2. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Ross!

    Posted by: Roger | Sep 18, 2013 12:34:20 PM


  3. Having some prominent advocates among Evangelicals (I am assuming here), especially those that might carry weight among young people, would be huge. We don't have many examples so kudos to the Ross's.

    Also, cute couple.

    Posted by: kirkyo | Sep 18, 2013 12:44:42 PM


  4. What a beautiful couple. Thank you for your support!

    Posted by: Hector Vargas | Sep 18, 2013 12:53:43 PM


  5. very simply and eloquently stated, kudos to couple. if only there were more religious people who viewed the bible as she does...

    Posted by: northalabama | Sep 18, 2013 1:11:15 PM


  6. I am from Dallas, and Ross is a better than average middle relief pitcher. Also quite cute as you might see here, although quickly moving into the "bear cub" category as he has gained about 25 pounds in the last year.
    As far as their support, hey, if you can't get them to give up the magic sky daddy, at least this is a better way of owning it.

    Posted by: Mikey DallasM | Sep 18, 2013 1:21:17 PM


  7. Wow! Some Christians who actually practice what they preach, rather than hiding behind the ugliest aspects of their religion! What a pleasant (and welcome) surprise!

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Sep 18, 2013 2:04:40 PM


  8. Some fringe "Christians" would seek to define their own interpretation of the religion (and vigilantly seek to have you follow THEIR word). These same individuals would also have you believe that ALL Christians believe as they do. It's nice to see someone display the true message of Christianity, as displayed here.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Sep 18, 2013 2:10:29 PM


  9. Am I the only person who thinks the 'No H8' campaign's signature image of a piece of duct tape over the mouth of the subject of the photograph makes no sense at all? Or perhaps someone can explain it to me?

    Posted by: peterparker | Sep 18, 2013 2:35:52 PM


  10. And these my friends are TRUE Christians!

    Posted by: Johnny | Sep 18, 2013 3:01:48 PM


  11. @peterparker - You see the taped mouth in a lot of protests to mean, "I'm not allowed to speak but I will not remain silent." In the context of the NoH8 campaign, it is supposed to represent the way supporters of California's 2008 Proposition 8 vastly outspent opponents, effectively silencing them.

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Sep 18, 2013 3:34:44 PM


  12. @peterparker. i agree. it's nonsensical and an ego project for both photographer and subject. all it seems to do is highlight everyone's pretty eyes. it's an empty gesture.

    Posted by: gomez | Sep 18, 2013 3:50:32 PM


  13. This is how the world changes...when the straight, married, Christians from Texas and their wives start posing for the NoH8 campaign, we've reached the tipping point, and we're winning. Yeah, Russia, Uganda, Jamaica, etc. are all major problem spots that we need to keep working on--but we're winning. Bryan Fischer and company are going to lose their minds.

    Posted by: Dback | Sep 18, 2013 4:10:42 PM


  14. Robbie and Brittany Ross are showing the world what true Christians really are. They are an inspiration for all those who are religious and those who are not religious, as well. Kudos to both of them! Well done!

    Posted by: RonCharles | Sep 18, 2013 5:51:27 PM


  15. Believe it or not, there's a lot of theological underpinnings to what Brittany is quoted as saying here. Although she's putting it in very plainspoken language, my guess is that this is someone who has spent a good amount of time with Romans chapter 12, and is essentially drawing on that particular interpretation from the Apostle Paul. The NIV puts it as such, in verses 17 and 18: "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."

    Posted by: GMB | Sep 18, 2013 6:28:42 PM


  16. They're actually from Kentucky and met at a Christian school in HS. Supposedly, they got hated on a lot for being interracial, so you can sort of see why they would be open-minded in comparison to the average Christian.

    They're awesome and their support is very welcome. They represent what being a Christian is supposed to be about and they both have good heads on their shoulders. They also do a lot of charity work so they're not just Christians in name only. Good for them.

    Posted by: Francis #1 | Sep 18, 2013 9:26:42 PM


  17. Their good and loving people but they should throw out that bible she mentions because along with some beautiful things found in the "holy bible", it is full of hateful things as well. Thus everyone uses it as a cafeteria and pick and choose what they like.

    Posted by: andrew | Sep 19, 2013 12:22:47 AM


  18. Thank you. By them doing this..they are saving lives! I wish I could hug this beautiful couple for their kind gesture with this campaign and their loving words to the gay community!

    Posted by: Junior | Sep 19, 2013 9:17:07 AM


  19. The Holy Bible teaches that we should be SEPARATE from the sinful world in our morals. If it said beating one's wife was OK I would believe that no matter what secular society says- BUT it doesn't. It teaches mutual submission and love see Eph 5. This couple are WRONG- just because the world now approves of filthy perverse sex between two men/women or more, I refuse to do so.

    What angers me more than all the sick sexual sin in the world though (apart from rape/ child abuse) is the MONSTROUS lie that sodomite-approvalist professing Christians are "TRUE". For a godless sodomite to describe those apostate Christians who approve their wicked lust as "TRUE" Christians is a Satanic blasphemy from the very darkest circle of Hell. The only way to judge the "TRUEness" of Christianity is by sincere belief in the Creeds. Faith, not works; also Godly love that rebukes SIN, NOT worldly "love" of the type you reprobates crave.

    God has already damned you for not believing, and for your sex sins, but every time you cite scripture against a Bible-Believing Fundamental Christian like Jerry Falwell, boost an apostate, or use terms like "true" and "so-called" in reference to the Christianity of those you personally like and dislike, you store up further wrath for the day of reckoning.

    Posted by: BibleNeitherChangeNorDie | Jan 22, 2014 5:15:50 AM


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