‘The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing….’
(ToddStarnes.com) A controversy over gay pride and religious beliefs has resulted in the closure of an Indianapolis CrossFit gym and the firing of a CrossFit “spokesman” who called gay pride a “sin.”
Crossfit Infiltrate coaches had organized a special workout program in honor of Pride Month without the permission of the local gym’s owner.
Brandon Lowe canceled the event and explained the reason why in a note, Buzzfeed News reports.
“We believe that true health forever can only be found within humility, not pride,” he wrote. “Humility is seeing oneself as they truly are, and as God truly defines them to be. As a business we will choose to deploy our resources towards those efforts and causes that line up with our values and beliefs.”
Russell Berger, the company’s self-described chief knowledge officer was given the boot after he posted a series of Twitter messages defending the local owner’s decision.
“As someone who personally beliefs celebrating ‘pride’ is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfilitrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout,” Berger wrote. “The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing.”
Those words turned out to be prophetic and in a matter of hours a hell storm descended upon the Indy gym and Mr. Berger.
The gym shut down and Mr. Berger was fired.
The company said the statements of their former chief knowledge officer did not reflect their values.