Former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman was one of many citizens who opposed the HERO ordinance that was shot down on Tuesday in Texas.
Berkman funded oppositional ads during the lead-up to the vote on whether transgendered people could use women’s bathrooms — which got the former MLB’er plenty of blowback from the liberal media. (RELATED: Houston Voters CRUSHINGLY Reject Law Allowing Cross-Dressing Men To Use Women’s Bathrooms)
But “as a Christian,” Berkman feels he is obligated to “take a stand for what [he feels] is right,” and told KTRH 740’s Michael Berry Wednesday that he doesn’t regret voicing his opinions. (RELATED: Good News! LGBT Activists Want To Cancel The Super Bowl)
BERKMAN: As a Christian, I feel I have an obligation to take a stand for what I feel is right. I think too many Christians are passive because they don’t want to offend anybody… I’m not about pushing my belief system on other people, but I am about articulating my belief system and taking a stand for it when I have the opportunity… You get called a bigot, intolerant all that stuff. To me, tolerance is the virtue that’s killing this country. We’re tolerant of everything. You know, everything is okay, and as long as you want to do it and as long as it feels good to you, then it’s perfectly acceptable for you to do it. Those are the kinds of things that lead you down a slippery slope, and you’ll get in trouble in a hurry. I guess the bottom line is, whenever I have an opportunity to take a stand for Christ, to take a stand for values that I think are right … I’m going to do that. I’m going to use my platform for good, or try to … And there are consequences … you get called names, and you’ll have a black mark next to your name if you ever want to get a job in the media, but those are all things to risk for the sake of what I believe is right.