And he’s a Major League relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds.
But wait! How could Joe Valentine have turned out to be such a successful athlete after being exposed to the “moral violence” that comes from being raised by homosexuals?
And he plays sports! He’s married to a woman! And he was never abused by his homosexual parents!
“What’s wrong with him, then?” the Christians must be asking themselves. How could a boy raised by two women possibly grow up to be a masculine professional athlete? This article in Newsday paints an ugly picture of the homophobia that still exists in Major League Baseball and a realistic picture of a loving family. Valentine says he waited to speak out about his family until he was signed to a contract, given the stigma that still exists.
“I don’t see myself as an activist for gay rights, although I will speak up if I need to,” Valentine said. “I think people need to judge others for who they are. Not by any prejudiced ideas or thoughts. I’m a baseball player who was raised by two wonderful, loving mothers. How can anyone criticize that?”
Though Valentine doesn’t see himself as an activist, that isn’t really necessary. Sometimes being an example is enough.
Mom’s the Word [newsday]