Three years ago, the National Basketball Association (NBA) caved to LGBT extremists who wanted to force North Carolina’s businesses, schools, and local governments to allow men into women’s restrooms and locker rooms. The NBA All-Star Game was supposed to be held in North Carolina that year. Thanks to the NBA’s lack of courage, it didn’t take place in North Carolina until 2019…after HB 2, which protected women’s rights, was repealed.
Now, the NBA is caving again – this time to Communist China. Via CNBC:
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tried Sunday to defuse the rapidly growing international fallout over his deleted tweet that showed support for Hong Kong anti-government protesters, saying he did not intend to offend any of the team’s Chinese fans or sponsors.
Morey apologized on Twitter over a now-deleted tweet that spoke in support of the Hong Kong protests, after his remarks were attacked by the Chinese Consulate-General in Houston and the Chinese Basketball Association.
Morey’s sin was to support the pro-freedom Hong Kong protesters who are under literal and figurative assault as they protest for freedom. The NBA has issued its own apology as part of an effort to keep its Chinese business partners and audience happy.
As the Philadelphia Inquirer suggested, the protestors should have waved dollar bills instead of American flags if they wanted to get attention from the NBA. America is supposed to be the leading light of liberty, yet the association is refusing to stand with Hong Kong protesters.
2ndVote has long ranked the NBA poorly on religious liberty. Now we know where they stand on appeasing autocratic governments overseas as well as domestically.
The silver lining here is that the NBA’s statement makes it clear that they will fold on just about any issue with enough pressure. Therefore, we urge 2ndVote Americans to take a strong stance. First, send an email to the NBA urging them to stop supporting Communist China and allowing men in women’s restrooms. Then post on social media. Finally, make sure your friends and family know of the NBA’s cowardice on protecting freedoms domestically and abroad.
We can make a difference, but it’s going to take all of us, so let’s get started!