Yesterday, I received an email from the American Family Association. I know my opinion is going to upset the liberal readers, but so be it. They have a right to their opinion and I have a right to mine. That's what makes America great. The email was about a situation that happened recently within the Washington Nationals Baseball organization as reported in the Washington Post. Apparently, the Washington Nationals professional baseball club has suspended a volunteer chaplain and rebuked a baseball player because they hold religious beliefs that are religiously incorrect.
Volunteer chaplain Joe Moeller and outfielder Ryan Church were having a conversation concerning Christianity. Church asked Moeller a question about Jesus and salvation. "I said, like, Jewish people, they don't believe in Jesus. Does that mean they're doomed?" Church asked.
Volunteer chaplain Moeller simply nodded his head in agreement. For his "religiously incorrect" thinking even if it was simply a nod of the head Moeller was suspended.
Religiously incorrect? Since when has America had only one religion? Last time I looked, we had religious diversity in this country. Some religions are going to say the others are wrong. What makes this worse is that this was a private conversation between a Christian and a Christian minister discussing basic tenets of the Christian faith. Moeller did not get in front of the entire team and say that Jews are going to go to hell. The fact is that the Christian faith teaches there is only one way to heaven, through Jesus Christ. Faith in Him is a free choice and all Moeller did was nod his head in a private conversation between him and Church.
Moeller should never have been suspended nor Church rebuked. To do such a thing is to claim there is only one religion and it's not Christianity. I find such actions and silent statements abhorrent. The action taken by the Nationals baseball team would have been different if it had been a statement made to the entire team and that the team members had no choice whether or not to attend the "religious service." However, that was not the case; instead, as I have already stated, it was a private conversation between two people.