Curt Schilling was fired by ESPN on Wednesday, for expressing an opinion online earlier in the week which just happens to be the view held by the vast majority of the American people. Earlier this week, Schilling posted a picture of a transgender person, and made a comment regarding the effort to let transgender men use women’s restrooms.
"A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. 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."
Now, there is nothing biologically, or factually incorrect about that statement. Or anything even remotely controversial about it.
Yet, in a statement on Wednesday evening, ESPN said:
"ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated."
So, “inclusiveness” apparently doesn’t extend to people who hold views opposite from those of the PC overseers in Bristol, Connecticut. ESPN was starting to come under heavy fire from other members of the free speech loving liberal sports media. Many of whom wanted Schilling fired.
Just Wednesday afternoon, sportswriter Christine Brennan basically demanded ESPN terminate Schilling for his comments about transgenders, saying that the network “must act” after Schilling’s comments.
Some have claimed that it wasn’t Schilling’s views that should have resulted in his termination. But instead, the posting of the extremely unflattering picture of the transgender man. Of course, the problem with that is the fact that Schilling was not the original “poster” of that image. As admittedly harsh as that photo was, according to these transgender public bathroom ordinance laws currently promoted by LGBT activists, that person would be allowed in a bathroom with women just by virtue of the fact that he thinks he’s a woman.
So, it kind of goes to the point.
Schilling defended himself, and probably put the final nail in his coffin at ESPN, with this post on his private blog, in response to those who criticized him for his previous comments regarding Muslims and Nazis, in addition to his stance on transgender bathroom laws:
And for you people too dense to understand this one very important thing. My opinion, 100% mine, and only mine. I don’t represent anyone but myself here, on facebook, on twitter, anywhere.
1. The meme the world decided to rally behind that I posted months ago. The meme that some of you clowns and more of you spineless looking to be offended folks turned into something it was not. Every one of you gutless cowards, when ‘calling me out’ or calling me a racist, every one of you left out the only word in that entire meme that mattered. You had to, otherwise you’d have had to go elsewhere to find offense and create something out of nothing. Let me help you now. All of you fraudulent media folks, you lazy ass “don’t actually want to work for a story” clowns. The word you left out? the ONLY word that mattered? EXTREMIST. That word being omitted creates two completely different posts with two very different meanings. I don’t dislike or hate Muslims, or people of the Islamic faith. Ask my friends that are both. But then again you all knew that, but when you omit the word extremist you create a person that doesn’t exist and have a story with traction, even if it is a complete lie.
2. This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious. I didn’t post that ugly looking picture. I made a comment about the basic functionality of mens and womens restrooms, period.
In other words, he told the truth. Curt Schilling told the truth about the most basic aspects of our human lives and functionality: who we are as men and women. And which bathroom was made for them.
And for that he was fired, and labeled a hater and a monster. Because, when you have a society that has slipped into the hellish, amoral abyss that ours has so willingly plunged itself into, truth is always the first casualty.