Huge congrats to the Phillies, who have joined the half dozen or so other pro sports teams that have produced an It Gets Better video. The organization and message are designed to help inspire hope in young people who are bullied or treated differently simply because of their sexuality.
In a time where some think it’s still OK to openly spew hatred towards people who are born different, a world where many ignorant athletes display a casual prejudice that would never fly if it was directed at another race, where some use the excuse that a magic sky wizard told them it’s OK to hate and persecute, it’s awesome that a bunch of macho guys are man enough to do their part in the fight against bigotry.
Specific praise goes out to Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, John Mayberry, Hunter Pence, and Mike Stutes for participating in this worthwhile cause.
More info on the initiative can be found on the It Gets Better website here.
Watch the Phillies video here:
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