Anti-Gay Padres Protest Strikes Out

It’s moments like these that make it all worthwhile. About 75 anti-gay protesters definitely had egg on their collective face this weekend after failing to deter Padres fans from attending “Pride Night”.

Group leader James Hartline tells San Diego’s Union-Tribune,

We’re here to inform parents, to warn them about what’s happening inside (the ballpark). Bringing together homosexuals with baseball and kids is beyond bounds.

C’mon. That has to be a joke, right?

Another protester, our old friend JD Loveland, echoes Hartline’s message – sort of:

…Our bottom line is that Christian folk believe in the sanctity of marriage as stated in the Bible, one man and one woman. Homosexuality is a sin,and promoting it with a Pride Night when thousands of kids are also going to be (at the ballpark) is wrong. So we took a moral stand. We’re not anti-gay. We’re anti-anti-Christian.

If you’re anti-anti-Christian, you think that gays are anti-Christian, but you’re not anti-gay, just anti-anti-Christian, including the gays, but you’re not anti-gay. Got it.

Unfortunately, not very many people got Hartline and Loveland’s message. 41,026 out of the 42,685 seats were occupied at last night’s game, during which the Gay Men’s Chorus of San Diego sang the national anthem. And, surprisingly, didn’t burst into flames. Incredible.