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ESPN’s Firing of Curt Schilling is Similar to People of Faith’s Stance on Marriage

An interesting piece [1] by Ryan Anderson at the Heritage Foundation, comparing the firing of Curt Schilling at ESPN to religious people’s stance on traditional marriage and faith:

The bigger issue is that ESPN, like any other company, has a right to control its message, which means it should be generally free to make employment decisions based on its values, not Curt Schilling’s, and certainly not the government’s.

The same is true for religious institutions, only more so. While ESPN is committed to being “inclusive,” it’s a large corporation whose main focus is reporting sports in ways that make money. Religious institutions and some family businesses, on the other hand, have more robust substantive commitments driven by faith, not profits alone.

Photo by DoD News Features [2] [3]