Professional sports have become hopelessly “woke.”
Fans looking for escapism are constantly being assaulted with political messaging.
Now the NFL is pushing one radical agenda that will have you rolling your eyes.
Progressive politics have overtaken sports ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protest.
NFL fans saw players across the league kneel in solidarity with Kaepernick’s radical agenda.
Now in the midst of Pride Month, the NFL is pushing an LGBT agenda on its fans with a new ad that says “Football is gay.”
New NFL ad declares “Football Is Gay”pic.twitter.com/7m40QMs8p6
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This is a common tactic of the Left.
They insert politics where it doesn’t belong, then claim hatred or bigotry whenever anyone pushes back.
Football is not “gay” or any other political slogan.
Gay football fans didn’t need this absurd ad to enjoy the sport.
There have been gay players in the NFL going back at least to the 1970s, and an active player recently came out as gay, so it stands to reason there have been gay fans for at least as long.
Again, the Left uses culture to push an agenda.
That’s why groups like GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) essentially have Hollywood studios on speed dials.
Studios bend over backward to mollify activist groups who insist on quotas in movies and television shows.
Unfortunately, the Left’s incessant agenda-pushing has generated annoyance.
A Harris poll showed that public support for LGBT individuals dropped from 63% in 2016 to 45% in 2018.
Liberals obviously blame Donald Trump for this development, but he was the first president to enter office in favor of homosexual marriage.
Trump also appointed Ric Grenell, who became the first openly gay man in a cabinet-level position.
Trump also increased his LGBT support from 2016 to 2020.
The problem is that the militant Left has weaponized homosexuality into a political cudgel.
Gay people who are conservative or libertarian get attacked mercilessly, as Carl Nassib found out when it was discovered that he was a registered Republican as recently as 2019.
The Left’s push for “tolerance” is ironically counterproductive.
This new NFL ad is going to have the opposite effect.
The league won’t bring in any new fans, but they might alienate some who are simply sick and tired of the nonstop political propaganda.
One would think the NFL would learn its lesson after support for anthem-kneeling and the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement led to a significant dip in viewership.
The NFL needs to be more focused on fixing bad officiating than social engineering.