Baseball great Curt Schilling has a track record of speaking his mind against the pc world we live in:
He’s been in hot water with ESPN before but this time a simple Facebook post expressing his opinion on the transgender bathroom battle got him fired from ESPN. While it’s understandable that ESPN would support the liberal transgender issue on bathrooms, we think it’s more important that Schilling should have the right to free speech on his personal Facebook page. Opposing views are rare things these days and that’s exactly what Schilling’s Facebook post was pointing out. if you oppose the transgender bathroom then you are “narrow-minded” (see picture Schilling posted below). What’s offensive is that our daughters will now be expected to accept men like the one below into bathrooms and locker rooms. There’s your outrage ESPN!
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
The New York Times reported:
Curt Schilling, a former All-Star pitcher and one of the highest-profile baseball analysts on ESPN, was fired from the network Wednesday, a day after he drew intense criticism for promoting offensive commentary on social media.
Schilling, who had worked for the network since 2010 and most recently offered analysis on “Monday Night Baseball,” was dismissed after sharing a Facebook post this week that appeared to respond to the North Carolina law that bars transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms that do not correspond with their birth genders.
The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”
To that, Schilling added: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” ESPN said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
Schilling was apparently referring to laws in several states that restrict bathroom access to transgender people.
Earlier Wednesday, Schilling defended the post on his blog, saying he was expressing his opinion and those criticizing him are frauds.