A WNBA player who came out against same-sex marriage yesterday was attacked and dragged on Twitter for her beliefs.
Sophia Young, 29, who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars, tweeted a photo of herself holding up a placard that read “Vote No” outside the San Antonio City Hall, where hundreds of people prayed against a proposed LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The devout Christian mistook the anti-discrimination legislation for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.
Instead of gently correcting her, Twitter users came for her throat with the same hatred and vitriol that they despise.
One Twitter user, @ChristopherFTL, tweeted “Bitch, are you really that dumb? Your mama must’ve been hitting the crack pipe while pregnant with your ugly ass.”
Whether Sophia mistakenly thought the proposed legislation was against same-sex marriage or not doesn’t matter. She put aside any fears of reprisal and she stood up for something she believed in. Wasn’t that the cornerstone of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech” — to be judged by the content of your character and to stand up for what’s right?
The gays constantly preach about intolerance and acceptance, yet they can’t tolerate Christian beliefs or anyone who holds a different view from their own. Hate goes both ways.