Peter Sprigg of the Christian
conservative Family Research Council (FRC) alleges that Major League
Baseball (MLB) is calling gay rights foes bigots.
In condemning the MLB's recent
announcement that it would ban
discrimination based on sexual orientation in its new Collective
Bargaining Agreement (CBA), Sprigg said the league has sided with gay
“In the larger picture, the
homosexual activists are trying to have their ideology become
dominant not only in the most liberal segments of society, like
academia, but in the most conservative institutions, such as the
military, the church, and now in sports,” Sprigg
told CitizenLink, the political arm of the FRC. “Liberals
attack conservatives for the idea of legislating morality, but this
is exactly what's happening when one of these codes is adopted. It's
saying that anyone who disapproves of homosexual conduct, for
whatever reason, is a bigot and we are taking a moral stance against
“This is not a neutral act. It's
taking sides in the culture war,” he added.
In July, the National Football League
(NFL) added similar protections to its 2011 agreement.