Amidst all these indignant Christians in Indiana and elsewhere insisting that it is their right to be uncharitable snots to people who don’t obey their orders about who to love, there are some good stories, too. The Oakland A’s baseball team is having an LGBT Night.
That’s not the good part, although it is mighty decent of them.
A bunch of Oakland A’s fair-weather fans are upset about that, and are trying to sell off their tickets for that night.
That’s definitely not the good part, either.
Here’s the good part.
Eireann Dolan likes baseball. Her boyfriend is a pitcher for the Oakland A’s. Eireann made an offer and wrote a letter.
So, A’s fans; if attending a baseball game on LGBT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to sell your tickets. And I have the perfect buyer. ME!If you’d like to sell your tickets to June 17th’s LGBT Pride Night game, I will buy them from you at face value. As many as I can. No judgments. No questions asked.
From there, I will donate any tickets I purchase to the Bay Area Youth Center’s Our Space community for LGBTQ youth.
Damn. That isn’t a small tear trickling down my face, it’s just that my cynicism is melting a little bit.
I look at whiny homophobes. I look at Eireann Dolan. I look at self-righteous Christians. I look at Eireann Dolan. I’m thinking what we need is for the homophobic Christians to look at Eireann Dolan, too, and feel a little shame.