The James Hartline Report
- On The Frontlines Of The Culture War -
June 11, 2007
San Diego Padres Baseball Team
Triggers Outrage Among San Diego Families
San Diego Padres Promote Radical Gay Pride Event
While Holding Children's Free Floppy Cap Giveaway
On The Same Day At Petco Park
Major Boycott of July 8th Baseball Game Underway,
The Result of Padres Crude, Anti-Family Betrayal
(JHReport) Hundreds of San Diego families are expressing outrage with their city's professional baseball team after it was revealed that the San Diego Padres are planning to celebrate San Diego Gay Pride at their home stadium on the same day that the team is promoting a children's free floppy cap giveaway.
According to the San Diego Padres' website, children 14 and under will receive a free floppy cap when they attend the Padres game vs. the Atlanta Braves at Petco Park on July 8, 2007. The Padres website describes in detail the free promotional event which is designed to bring families and their pre-teen kids to the ballpark:
July 8 vs. Atlanta - 5:05 PM
Padres Floppy Caps for Kids presented by Union Bank of California
and brought to you by Magic 92.5 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. Kids 14 and younger
While the Padres are potentially luring thousands of pre-teens into the stadium for the free giveaway, the Padres organization is also engaged in promoting a radicalized homosexual event on the same day in the ballpark. This will cause familes and their children to cross paths with one of the most notorious homosexual organizations in the United States. With transvestites and transsexuals running about, many children will have a hard time telling the padres from the madres during this July 8th anti-family fiasco.
Make no mistake about it, the Padres are intentionally partnering with the San Diego Gay Pride organization for a gay pride celebration at the exact same time that they are luring thousands of families and their pre-teen children into the ballpark for the free floppy cap giveaway. Here is what the Padres website states regarding the homosexual event occuring at the ballpark at the same time as the free kids floppy cap giveaway:
San Diego Padres - Gay Pride Celebration
"Celebrate Pride with the San Diego Padres. This is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT Pride while enjoying a night of fun, baseball, and recognition for the San Diego LGBT community. San Diego Pride supporters and volunteers will be recognized as well as the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus who will sing the National Anthem on Sunday, July 8 at the San Diego Padres game at PETCO Park in the heart of downtown San Diego."
The James Hartline Report has received dozens of emails from parents who are indicating that they will be boycotting the game on July 8th. Included in those emails were the ridiculous emails from the Padres Communications Director Tim Katzman. Some longtime Padres' season ticket holders are even indicating that they will not be returning to Petco Park ever again because the team is holding the children's free floppy cap giveaway at the same time that it is celebrating and promoting homosexuality.
Included in the homosexual event that the children will be exposed to during the July 8th game will be the singing of the national anthem by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is no stranger to controversy either. In 2003, the Joan Kroc Salvation Army Center refused to allow the Gay Men's Chorus of San Diego to perform at its facility when it was learned that some of the men might perform while dressing up as women. Many fathers who regularly take their sons to Padres' games have told the James Hartline Report that they are incensed that their religious values are being violated by the team. Christians do have a reasonable expectation when coming to a baseball game that their kids will not be exposed to overt homosexual activism in violation of their religious beliefs.
Parents have reason to be concerned about their children being exposed to any events involving the San Diego Gay Pride organization. In 2005, the San Diego Gay Pride organization was caught up in a national firestorm of controversy after it was learned that group had hired a number of registered sex offenders to work in various capacities during their annual gay pride celebration. One of those pedophiles, Martin Ramirez, was hired by San Diego Gay Pride to work as a clown in the organization's festival children's garden.
Since the 2005 sex offender scandal, the San Diego Gay Pride organization has continued to include xxx gay pornographers, male escort services and male transvestites who dress up as nuns in its annual event. In 2006, an elementary charter school marched numerous small children in the San Diego Gay Pride Parade. During the 2006 parade, a photographer documented a man who was almost completely naked handing out candy along the parade route to very young minors.
Moms and dads who bring their children to the park on July 8th will have more to explain to their pre-teen sons and daughters than just homeruns and strikeouts. These parents will also have to explain why the Padres announcer will be introducing a homosexual group to sing the national anthem. "Daddy, why are those two men kissing each other?" five year-old Johnny will ask his father. "Mommy, why is that woman trying to grow a beard?" Sally will hear her confused daughter ask.
The Padres did not tell the voters when they pleaded with hardworking voters to approve spending millions of dollars in public funds to build Petco Park, that the stadium would then be used to lure children into the facility and intentionally exposed to a radical homosexual activist group.
The Padres, for their part, are not being kind to the many season ticket holders who have contacted the organization over the gay pride celebration at the park. Tim Katzman, Director of Corporate Communications for the San Diego Padres, has been bombarded with complaints from angry parents and longtime season ticket holders. One of those angry parents is Mike Farmer. Farmer, who has been going to Padres games since they came into the league years ago, wrote Katzman:
"This is a very slippery slope, and I hope you and (team owner) Mr. Moores
will reconsider your position. 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,
i.e. Jake Peavey, Khalil Greene, etc."
Mike Farmer's letter to Tim Katzman was typical of dozens of emails sent by upset Padres fans. Katzman, for his part, has not been helpful or forthright, in his responses. Katzman told the James Hartline Report in an email:
"Please understand that by having the San Diego (Gay) Pride attend a Padres game
and having a sub-set of that group sing the National Anthem does not suggest
that our organization endorses any particular lifestyle or sexual preference."
Really? That is not what the Padres website says in relation to its promotion of the San Diego Gay Pride event at the stadium on July 8, 2007. Clearly, when the Padres website uses the terms, celebrate and recognize, in its invitation to participate in the gay pride event at the ballpark, they are endorsing the homosexual lifestyle. Read again the following statement on the Padres' website:
"Celebrate (Gay) Pride with the San Diego Padres. This is an opportunity to celebrate LGBT Pride while enjoying a night of fun, baseball, and recognition for the San Diego LGBT community."
Upon further scrutiny, there appears to be other major discrepencies in Mr. Katzman's explanation for the Padres allowing a homosexual men's group to sing the national anthem in front of families at the ballpark. Katzman stated in his email to the James Hartline Report:
"For the game on July 8th against the Atlanta Braves, our ticket sales staff
was approached by a representative of the San Diego (Gay) Pride, seeking
to organize a trip to the ballpark. For what we could gather at that time,
this was nothing more than a group sale..... When a group sale eclipes
a certain level in ticket allocation and sales, one of the benefits offered is
for that group to present, sing or play the National Anthem prior to the
first pitch -- with the caveat that the group's audition passes muster with
our Entertainment Department in advance."
The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is a totally separate organization from the San Diego Gay Pride group. Both groups are involved with those who are attempting to legalize same-sex marriage in California. However, each is a separate entity. Thus, it is not the San Diego Gay Pride organization that is singing the national anthem, but the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus. The Padres policy is not playing out in this situation. Clearly, a homosexual group was chosen to sing the national anthem and they were booked on the same day that thousands of children are going to be lured into the stadium with the free floppy cap giveaway.
Why would the Padres risk destroying its reputation with the millions of families in San Diego County, all over the celebration of a homosexual event that has in recent years been marked by a sex offender scandal? Perhaps, it is a test for the wealthy Padres players who claim to be born-again Christians. Will these players stand up for their faith or will they cower behind a political correctness to save their million-dollar paychecks? Indeed, this may also be a test for the thousands of Christians who regularly go to Petco Park to be entertained. They too, are in a test to decide what their faith means in a tortured culture. Will these same Christians, who claim a faith behind the four walls of their homes and large churches, be willing to stop going to Padres games in protest of this blatant indoctrination of pre-teens into accepting the homosexual lifestyle at Petco Park?
For a more in-depth look at the audacious history of the San Diego Gay Pride organization and the July 8th event at Petco Park read the exclusive James Hartline Report expose entitled, "One, Two, Three Stikes They're Out: Out of the Closet - That is!"
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