Curt Shilling was fired from ESPN (a sports-themed leftist propaganda network) for his radical and extremist opinion that men should use the men’s room and ladies should use the ladies room.
Schilling, a baseball analyst for ESPN and former Red Sox pitcher, posted a Facebook comment criticizing a transgender women.
“A man is a man no matter what they call themselves,” read Schilling’s comment, which he apparently posted in response to a photo about a recent North Carolina law that restricts transgender people’s access to bathrooms and locker rooms. “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 issued a statement on Tuesday, saying “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
The second to the last sentence is a lie; by firing Schilling for having the wrong opinion, they have proven that they are not ‘inclusive’ at all. But, as a private company, they have and should have the right to fire people whose values conflict with their own.
And, that same standard ought to apply to Christian businesses who don’t want to participate in homosexual weddings, but for some reason it doesn’t. And by “some reason,” I mean the systematic abuse of state power to selectively enable certain politically favored groups to bully other politically disfavored groups.
This is not about empathy for transgendereds; it’s about enforcing compliance with political correctness and punishing those who refuse to comply. In other words, it’s about using power to bully others.