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The hunt to be offended…

April 19, 2016

This is likely the easiest way to address all of you out there who are just dying to be offended so you can create some sort of faux cause to rally behind.

Let’s make one thing clear right up front. If you get offended by ANYTHING in this post, that’s your fault, all yours.

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.

 

See here’s the thing. I do NOT care what color you are, what race, what sex, who you sleep with, what you wear. I don’t care and I never have. I have opinions, but they’re just that, opinions. And opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they usually stink.

You know how I know you ‘offended’ people are full of crap? Because I’m not even close to any of the things you so desperately want me to be, so you can whine.

I’m loud, I talk too much, I think I know more than I do, those and a billion other issues I know I have. Like everyone one of you I have flaws, but I’m ok with my flaws, they’re what make me, me. I thank the Lord for the life I’ve been given. A life interspersed and occupied by men and women who are gay, by people of all races and religions, by men and women who dress as the other, by men and women who’ve changed to women and men. Not one decision I’ve ever made about a person has anything to do with those things I just mentioned, nor will it ever.

You frauds out there ranting and screaming about my ‘opinions’ (even if it isn’t) and comments are screaming for “tolerance” and “acceptance” while you refuse to do and be either.

YOU’RE the ones making it the issue. I don’t care, if you ask me about any of the topics it’s likely (much to the chagrin of many) I’ll answer with my opinion.

There are things I have deeply held beliefs in, things I have that are core to who I am, things I am passionate about. If you ask me about them it’s likely I’ll give you a passionate answer, whether you like that answer or not is completely up to you. I am not going to give you answers to make sure you like what I say, let the rest of the insecure world do that.

But let me reiterate, I don’t care who, what, where or why you are who you are. I care about people and how they treat others. You will NEVER in your lives find a single person who’s met me/knows me who would ever say I treated them as anything other than a human. None.

Wouldn’t you assume that all of you offended folks would have heard of me treating people the way you needed me to treat them, to be what you so desperately want me to be?

If people want to create stories or impressions where there are none, and you want/need to get offended by them that’s on you.

But for now, if you want to be offended and have that offense be by something you THINK you interpreted or you THINK you heard, go for it.

But for the love of God stop making crap up, it’s boring and it’s stupid and there are actual causes that need attention such as homeless veterans and our archaic education system.

Two benefits of this I didn’t forsee. 1) Twitter has made their “Block” far easier to use 2) You find out who your friends are when folks create crisis about you, that actually aren’t.

 

 

 

497 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2016 4:30 pm

    Go get ’em, Curt! I am so glad to see you finally standing up for yourself and pointing out that one word, extremists, which the whiners so conveniently continue to overlook!

    • April 19, 2016 11:14 pm

      Curt: how can it be entirely my fault if I’m offended by something you say? (One second… Let me quickly defecate on this American flag and then light it on fire… okay, done.) This implies nothing should offend anyone ever. Therefore, I wonder if I could offend you. I bet I could. Want me to try? Say the word. Also,

      • April 20, 2016 6:26 am

        Like changing the channel on TV, if you are offended by a blog or tweet, stop reading, don’t follow etc. I feel bad for the people who are so fragile that they are deeply offended by a tweet. This whole safe space and right not to be offended thing is way out of hand.

      • April 20, 2016 10:07 am

        Mr. Sheeler,

        It is your fault because you find what he says offensive, when you don’t finish reading what he says. I am certain you could offend many and probably do on a daily basis but as long as you are happy that is all that matters isn’t it ?

        I bet I can offend you, want to try ? Say the word ?

      • April 20, 2016 2:39 pm

        Daniel Sheeler, you are a putz!

      • April 20, 2016 2:57 pm

        replying more to sneakplissken’s comments:
        that is the problem when you stop reading…continue reading, take it in, find out what’s right about it and what’s wrong about it…if it sets off some sensibility that you have maybe that shold tell you something…but there are offensive things for sure: slavery, negro rights, hitler’s persecution of jews, GW Bush..becuase he was offensively stooopid, and the dutch….)

      • April 21, 2016 2:12 am

        Your fucking picture is offensive.

      • April 21, 2016 8:28 am

        Yes Mr Sheeler, I just bet that you will be offended by anything I say. Tooo bad…I will pray for you because you need all the help you can get. Even more seriously, you have to live in the real world. Most folks are not gay or trans..we are your Mom & Dad, your brothers and sisters, Aunt’s , Uncles Cousins and Grandparents. Consider just who you are really offending when you decide to get up on your politically correct soapbox. Like Mr Schilling, the rest of us are getting very, VERY tired of it! Think of others first and not yourself! Have a nice day.

      • Billy Badass permalink
        April 21, 2016 9:32 am

        Pretty sure nobody cares about one iota about your thoughts, feelings, or any other nonsense. Just another giant dbag hiding behind his keyboard and talking nonsense that you’d never say to someone’s face.

      • April 21, 2016 10:20 am

        Thank you for commenting. The Village, replete with idiots, has been searching frantically for its Chief Idiot! I’ll let them know where you can be found.

      • April 21, 2016 1:07 pm

        Right on Curt. I still have not figured out what has transpired in the last 8 years that has suddenly made bizarre, extreme world of sexual confusion that masquerades as “transgenderism” but the vast majority of normal people are now required to genuflect before this madness.

      • April 21, 2016 1:08 pm

        Just make sure the flag is partially inserted in your ass when you light it. Don’t want you to miss the experience.

      • April 21, 2016 4:26 pm

        You miss the point, Sheeler, perhaps willfully. There’s no right not to be offended in our Constitution..but freedom of speech can be found there. Of course, we all have to take RESPONSIBILITY for our speech, which Curt Schilling has obviously done.

        I recommend that you have the same courage. Come to my neighborhood and exercise the freedom of speech you mentioned with our Flag. But be fully ready to accept the consequences.

        Needless to say, comparing desecrating the flag that far braver men than you died under to ensure your freedom is far worse, at least in my eyes than wanting to protect women and young children from predatory ‘men’ claiming to be women.

        There’s also no doubt that this IS a freedom of speech issue. ESPN employee Tony Kornheiser compared the Tea Party to ISIS and insinuated the Tea Party was attempting to “establish a caliphate.” and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith frequently works left bent rants about politics into their commentary ON THE AIR. Neither was fired.

        Curt Schilling expressed his views on a Facebook page. Obviously the Disney Owned ESPN was looking for an excuse to dump Curt Schilling based on his privately expressed political views. And that is despicable.

      • Pi mp permalink
        April 21, 2016 6:50 pm

        Shut it faggot.

      • April 21, 2016 8:25 pm

        Careful you don’t cut yourself on all the edge, Dan

      • April 22, 2016 10:00 am

        Dear Curt, I understand and support you completely in this tempest in a teapot. And even if I were offended by something you ever said — I wasn’t — I wouldn’t see it as a reason to get all bent out of shape anyway. We all make mistakes, and we all say things in a way we could have said better, something your idiot critics won’t accept. Take care, and don’t let the bastards get you down.

      • April 22, 2016 2:48 pm

        I think the point is that you have to be extremely small minded, immature and thin skinned to get “offended” by somebody else’s opinion. As for messing around with the US flag … that is within you rights. You want to that go ahead – see how that works out for you.

    • April 21, 2016 8:24 am

      While Mr. Schilling has no problem readily doling out ignorant and offensive comments (and I certainly support his right to free speech), he is not capable of sitting on the other side of the table. Good for ESPN…it’s about time!

    • Will Mack permalink
      April 23, 2016 7:18 am

      I have asked my cable company for a package without ESPN. If they are unable to provide one, I will cancel my cable TV. The reason is that I am involved a lot in suicide prevention. I have found that people who view sex as a recreational activity have a suicide rate that is 4 times higher than people who view sex as unitive and procreative.

  2. April 19, 2016 4:32 pm

    Amen brother…no wait….someone might be offended I said “Amen” and osmeone else may take exception to the fact that I said “brother”. Oh brother..

  3. April 19, 2016 5:33 pm

    Why are you so desperate to have transwomen in the bathroom next to you? Don’t you think you might find it uncomfortable for someone who presents themselves as a woman every day of their lives to stand in the stall next to you, wearing high heels?

    I mean, the alternative is that you think there should be a law against wearing clothes that don’t accord with your sex at birth, but that would be a pretty awful thing for you to believe, right?

    • April 19, 2016 9:17 pm

      Typical moronic Liberal response. “He doesn’t want men in woman’s bathroom, so obviously he must want them in the bathroom with him”. This is a commonly used tactic of a person who is incapable of backing his argument with any sort of respectable response, and as such is angered, and chooses to attack the speaker of the statement which he is arguing against. There’s actually a word for this, I just call it ignorance, however. What I, and anyone with any sort of common sense is concerned about, is our sisters, girlfriends, wives, daughters, etc. having men in the same bathroom as them. Let’s use an example, since you’re obviously of very low intelligence and will likely not understand where I’m coming from. So, I.E. –

      Scenario #1: Today, a man has no legal right or excuse to be in the woman’s bathroom. A little girl goes into the bathroom, then comes out crying while explaining to her mother that a man inside the bathroom touched her. Police arrive, they find a man hiding in the bathroom. He is immediately arrested, and prevented from carrying out any more crime.

      Scenario #2: A man is legally allowed in the woman’s bathroom, based on the idea that he can somehow choose his sex at free will. A little girl goes into the bathroom, she then comes out crying that a man inside the bathroom touched her. Police arrive, to find a man in the woman’s bathroom. That man has a legal right to be in there, and continuously tells police he had no involvement in the molestation of the little girl. Because men are legally allowed in the bathroom, and multiple men have used it on that day, along with the fact that cameras and security systems are illegal inside restroom facilities, the man is given the benefit of the doubt and get’s away with child molestation, while moving on to the next victim the day after.

      You see, I don’t have any issue with what a man or woman chooses to do to themselves, or their own body. I have no problem with any person’s sexuality, as that is their own prerogative. However, I do have an issue with their choices negatively impacting my or any other persons life, based on the principle of being “accepting”.

      • April 19, 2016 10:17 pm

        Joseph Horrall you have a good imagination. You must think about people pooping and peeing in the restroom and get turned on? IS there an epidemic of this happening? I’m sure you can find ONE story but it’s not an epidemic. Republicans are always afraid of the boogy man.

      • Christopher's Dad permalink
        April 19, 2016 10:37 pm

        When you call someone unintelligent, make sure you have someone who knows how to write properly proof read your post. Your inability to write properly, while mocking someone else’s intelligence, makes you look foolish.

      • April 19, 2016 11:02 pm

        “Typical Liberal response?” Wow…nice argument there, cupcake. I’m stunned by the blinding brilliance of your argument and find myself incapable of mounting a response. Not.

        You spend a lot of energy justifying your obsession with who’s using what restroom. You might want to consider what that says about you…it’s not good.

      • simkatu permalink
        April 20, 2016 1:07 am

        #1) Assault is already illegal and police tend to believe girls that say they’ve been assaulted by strangers. Your silly fantasy is just that and nothing more. Just like the “no guns allowed” sign on the front door isn’t going to stop a guy with a gun from going in the building. A silly law isn’t going to keep a child predator from going into a building or room.

        #2) And again you seem to want the man dressed as a woman to be in the boys bathroom instead, since there are literally only two choices for such a person to go, and in NC, there is only one place they can go. How does it help to have males willing to assault children in the same restroom with your little boy instead of your little girl?

        #3) The law is completely pointless. It will cost N.C. over $600 million, thousands of jobs, and absolutely not one positive thing will come of it. People will continue using the restrooms they feel comfortable in and you can’t do anything about it. Unless you plan on volunteering to inspect the genitals of everyone going into the women’s restroom? I suspect that’s about the only career you’re qualified for, other than selling meth.

      • April 20, 2016 1:32 am

        Come out of the closet, Joseph, we love you!

      • April 20, 2016 1:33 am

        Come out of the closet, Joseph! We love you, there’s nothing to be ashamed of!

      • April 20, 2016 3:58 am

        So Joseph Horrall, you say you have an issue when anything is “negatively impacting my or any other persons life.” That’s great. Very empathetic of you to be able to put yourself in another’s shoes like that. I’m sure, in that case, you’ve given plenty of thought to what life must be like for the ~700,000 transgender people in this country. You know, one of the most marginalized, ostracized, misunderstood groups there is. The people who face such a struggle to live authentic lives in the face of intense psychological anguish and societal stigma and hatred that more than 40% of them attempt suicide. Do you think that maybe – just maybe – enshrining into law the notion that these people’s identities are invalid, fraudulent, and dangerous could negatively impact their lives? That requiring them to use a bathroom that clearly does not match their outward appearance, thus putting them at even greater risk for abuse and assault on a daily basis, could negatively impact their lives? If you are truly concerned about very real negative impact on other people’s lives, I encourage you to think very seriously about this. Or do you not consider transgender people to be people?

      • April 20, 2016 6:56 am

        Joseph, you must not be a lawyer or knowledgeable on how one goes about being charged with a crime. The two scenarios you depict in your comment have no legal difference with respect to the female victim. Say, for instance, instead of taking place in a women’s bathroom, that your scenario happens in any area where privacy is possible with the closing of a door (classroom, office, etc.) – the same charges would be brought against the perpetrator. The only difference in your situation would be that the male in scenario 1 would be charged with trespassing whereas the male in scenario 2 would not. If the police determined a crime had been committed against the girl, the male would be charged in both scenarios, regardless of his legal right to be in the room where he committed the crime. You can still break the law in an area where you are allowed to congregate.

      • April 20, 2016 8:11 am

        Jessica Rodgers I seriously hope you get a chance at meeting one of the “men” in a similar scenario presented by Joseph Horrall so then we can see how tough you are in real life.

      • April 20, 2016 8:57 am

        Joseph you are a typical, well a typical dope. Perhaps brush up on sexual abuse, when, where and how it happens. Perhaps don’t generalize that all liberals, conservatives believe things 100% of the time. Perhaps don’t even post things because you have no original or viable thoughts.

      • April 20, 2016 9:54 am

        You make an excellent point, because of the many, MANY, historical cases where boys were molested in male bathrooms by adult men, but when the cops showed up, they had to be all like, “Well, he’s legally allowed to be in there and we don’t have any cameras, so we’re just going to have to give him the benefit of the doubt and let him walk, because there’s literally nothing else we can do!”

        I have to ask, do you have any idea of how the world actually works?

        Also, I hate giving grammatical advice to someone so obviously learned, but you’d probably want to use “e.g.” (‘for example’) in this instance instead of “i.e” (‘that is’).

      • April 20, 2016 11:38 am

        Why do you jump to the conclusion that any man in a women’s restroom is a child molester? Maybe he just wants to pee?

      • April 20, 2016 2:46 pm

        Joseph Harrell you have hit the nail on the head! Someone has to have the courage to speak out on the protection of the innocence!

      • April 20, 2016 3:39 pm

        So, Jason, are you trying to punish the entire Transgender community because of MAYBE a few sickos? Hmmm….so I guess it would be alright to ban guns because of a few crazy people, right? I mean, I’m just thinking of my mother, my daughters, my wife, and my male family members as well. Does that sound like a fair argument? If not, why is it different?

      • April 20, 2016 7:57 pm

        That sounds like a threat to me

        Arthur Radley
        April 20, 2016 8:11 am

        Jessica Rodgers I seriously hope you get a chance at meeting one of the “men” in a similar scenario presented by Joseph Horrall so then we can see how tough you are in real life.

      • April 20, 2016 8:18 pm

        Dude, 99.9% of people that rape the opposite sex are Heterosexuals. Men who want to play peek-a-boo in the girls room don’t dress like women to do it. That is ridiculous.

      • April 20, 2016 8:38 pm

        Lol.

        Thank God we have a super-genius like Joseph around to explain how things work.

      • April 20, 2016 10:07 pm

        In the meantime, someone also needs to speak out on the getting of you a frickin’ dictionary.

      • April 20, 2016 10:12 pm

        Gotta agree with Joe here. I do empathize that being transgender is difficult, and there is a great deal of challenge that these people have to deal with. However, this is 0.3% of the population – and not every minority gets their issues accommodated perfectly. I might be offended as a Christian by Richard Dawkins calling me an idiot on TV – but you know what? I am a grown up, and if he wants to insult my beliefs, I have to learn to live in a world where that happens sometimes. This is a skill that all of us must learn in life – that the whole world cannot pander perfectly to me so that I am never offended or made to feel uncomfortable. A society hellbent on pandering to every minority segment of the population cannot operate, simply because people are all different – and nobody will be able to walk around 100% of the time and avoid all circumstances that contradict their person/beliefs/sexual identity all of the time. Instead we have to be pragmatic – and work in a tolerant way – but still be able to accept that lines have to be drawn somewhere. If i am not comfortable letting my daughter in the women’s washroom because that dude just walked in dressed like a woman – and I am not too sure about that – It doesn’t mean I hate the transgendered person or wish them harm – but the safety of my daughter is a real issue here – and does this transgendered person have to be accomodated over and above the safety of my daughter? No. The transgendered person will have to deal with the reality of using a different washroom – and its not going to kill them actually – they will have to accept it as a fact of life and move on. So yes, I agree with Curt – everyone gets offended by everything, when instead they might have to be an adult and deal with it.

      • May 19, 2016 11:48 pm

        “Child abuse accusations against US protestant churches average 70 per WEEK.” [emphasis mine]

        Make that MUCH more likely to be sexually assaulted at church than in Target (or ANY public) bathrooms! (I looked for people who were assaulted by transgendered folks online, couldn’t find any)

        http://americannewsx.com/religion/child-abuse-church-transgender-bathroom/

      • April 20, 2016 10:36 pm

        Liberalism is a disease that is destroying this country.

      • April 20, 2016 11:32 pm

        WELL SAID

      • April 21, 2016 1:10 am

        lol LOOK AT HOW STUPID YOU MADE YOURSELF LOOK! 😄 Everyone reading what you wrote is now dumber for doing so. I mean just read all of these comments about how wrong you are! hahaha oh man.

      • April 21, 2016 4:33 am

        WTF? So, a law against allowing a transgender person in a bathroom is going to stop a pedophile. Don’t you folks talk about how laws do not stop criminals. Wouldn’t a pedophile go into the bathroom anyway? How would you know if they were a man or woman if they were convincingly cross dressed? I just do not understand you people. Any laws regarding gender bathroom use are a solution looking for a problem. Let’s, for a minute, say this is a real issue. Scenario:
        (Wo)man with a penis intends to molest a child. (Wo)man planned on entering the woman’s bathroom, in the guise of a woman, to carry out this plan BUT the State legislature has made it illegal to use a women’s bathroom therefore foiling his plan. (Wo)man instead uses the men’s room, as directed, and all the little girls are safe.
        This makes sense to you?

      • April 21, 2016 7:28 am

        Lets refute your ridiculous answers here:
        If a “man” in drag goes in and molests a child in a bathroom- which, lets be honest, is that where all the child molesters hang out? The women’s bathroom? Who in hell is sending their innocent, unable-to-defend themselves child into a public bathroom alone?- and the child comes running out crying that they’ve been touched, do you really think the molester walks away unharmed/un-arrested because “legally men can be in there”? What part of wanting to use a public restroom do you think involves “molesting children”? Or do you believe this whole transgender “thing” is a smokescreen for all the perverted cross-dressing pedophiles who are trying to legalize child abuse?
        How does the choice of someone else- ie to be a different sex- impact your life? Or are you so close-minded that you believe they all just want to molest you and your daughters? Its sad that a blanket-size piece of ignorance has hit so many of you. I actually don’t have a big problem w/ Schilling- I think he’s a tool, yeah, and what he said was idiotic and he needs to understand why- but he’s not a hateful, angry man trying to remove rights from people. He’s just a fool who could maybe learn to look at things differently. Its people like you, who are dangerously shouting BS and lies to others, that can really hurt someone.

      • April 21, 2016 9:20 am

        I want ALL Liberals who think it’s OK for a man who just happens to say he is a woman, to use a bathroom, to do the following: when this freak (yes, I said FREAK) either molests, exposes itself, or actually assaults their Mother, Wife, Daughter, Lesbian lover, etc, these liberals all have to say, it was OK to do that.

      • April 21, 2016 11:10 am

        Mr. Logic: You’ve no statistically-supportable, factual basis for your assumption of negative impact — other than your own pre-existing notions, I assume. Half-baked logic is worse than no logic.

      • April 21, 2016 11:19 am

        Thank you for posting an actual scenario while your critics mostly just hated..

      • April 21, 2016 1:45 pm

        Joseph, you’re entirely correct on your arguments. It is amazing how thick-headed the others here are on this issue. I’ll break it down for them.

        Jessica, there isn’t an epidemic of this happening, because men are not presently allowed in the ladies room. If they were to go there, they could be arrested for trespassing, if no other charge. Most certainly, any claims of sexual assault would have more credibility with a jury given the pervert was in the women’s room. Even without laws, men doing inappropriate things in the restroom is a daily issue that police deal with. So, making it legal for men to go to the ladies’ room would only make it worse.

        Christopher’s Dad, I had no trouble reading his reply. You want to attack over something as petty as a typo or some such? That’s pretty pathetic and totally non-helpful to the debate.

        Jack, I don’t think that his reply indicates an obsession. Rather, he just laid out a couple of plausible scenarios. They were not that lengthy. ADD, perhaps?

        Dubnas, I can only assume you’re a homosexual who feels mistreated by the 97% of the world who isn’t. Your reply is also non-helpful to the debate.

        Martina, your reply was definitely the most constructive and I appreciated it, myself. Transgender people, no doubt, feel uncomfortable. There are a very, very few who are in a condition where a doctor could not look at the person and clearly say “he is male” or “she is female”. The vast majority of the 700,000 figure you throw out there are people who, in their own minds, decided they wanted to be a boy or a girl, because they “feel like it”. If my daughter felt like she was a man, rather than encourage her to get hormone shots to feed that fantasy, I’d be more tempted to give her hormone shots to cause her brain to align to her anatomy. Because, regardless of how she feels, the “bare facts” do not lie. What to do about those extremely rare freaks of nature? I don’t know. We cannot even have an honest conversation about those, because the LBGTQ people pile on with nonsense about discrimination, when 99% of the time we are talking about clearly identifiable men and women.

        Paul, you are largely correct, but as I noted above, the mere fact that a perverted man is in the ladies’ room would lend credibility to the girl’s claim and the man would likely be found guilty. In the other scenario where he was not in an inappropriate place, the burden of proof is far greater.

        Timothy, the guy throws out a rational argument and you just call him a dope. You clearly have not read of all the cases of men doing all kinds of inappropriate things in restrooms or elsewhere. There are simply too many perverts in this world to just say, “sure, men… go into the ladies room if you want.” They WILL be there and peeping through stalls, perhaps recording video in the mirror, etc. They do it already! Want to make it legal for them to be there so they can’t even be charged for trespassing?

        Kathy, he did not jump that that conclusion. What he said was that if the law allowed men to go to the ladies’ room, there would be a lot of perverts fully exploiting that hole in the law to get a peep, take pictures, or whatever. Not ALL men, of course, but check the list of sex offenders, especially those committing crimes against young kids. It’s largely men and by a very large margin. You will have perverts in the bathroom with you if the law is not carefully constructed.

      • April 21, 2016 1:45 pm

        How dumb are you? In either of those cases, whether the person has the “right to be there” has nothing to do with them molesting a young child, in either case it would be illegal and the man(or woman) would be arrested for the molestation.

      • April 21, 2016 5:09 pm

        What these people are neglecting to mention is the fact we’ve segregated restrooms based on sex, not outward appearances or gender identity. If you have an “inny” you use the women’s room. If your part dangles you use the men’s. Simple logic. Ironically pandering to a minority like this to make them feel more at ease and supposedly more safe is not going to make them safer. I’m a cisgendered male and like hell I want some woman thinking she’s a man drooling her menstrual blood on the toilet seat. Was bad enough I had to clean that shit when I had to tend to public restrooms in previous jobs.

        Like it or not men and women are physically different. Your personal feelings are not going to change that fact. We segregate based on anatomy, not personal feelings.

      • April 22, 2016 4:29 am

        Idiot

      • Marvin Williams permalink
        April 22, 2016 9:31 am

        “I can’t wait for the next logical step in the war on bathrooms: the gym. How can we expect the trans community to shower and change in a place where they feel uncomfortable??

        I know I’ll take full advantage of my gender questioning and fluidity by showering and changing with women everyday.”

        Happy to hear thoughts from the rational people out there who think this is about hatred towards the 700k in the trans community not a logical way of protecting the remaining, innocent 320 million citizens.

        Note: the argument “that will never happen” is an unacceptable response…we’re talking about straight men using the women’s room based on feelings, not science.

      • April 22, 2016 6:03 pm

        In North Carolina (or was it Mississippi?) they passed a law that states transgender people have to use the restroom that corresponds to their sex at birth. So now, a transgender male (who was born female) is forced to go into the ladies restroom while looking male, dressed like a male, and talks with a deep voice. Some transgender have transitioned so much that you can’t tell they are actually transgender. I suppose you would rather have a person looking male to use the ladies restroom.

      • April 22, 2016 7:43 pm

        Dude, everyone has a lot to learn on this issue. Your concerns are based on assumptions that aren’t true.
        1. There are plenty of places in the country where trans people can use the bathroom of their choice There has been no increase in child molestations in those areas.
        2. All you’ve done is flip the problem around. Now trans men (born female) with beards and tattoos and hairy arms (because they take testosterone) will be forced by law to use the women’s bathroom. How uneasy will that make people feel?
        3. Trans people are far more likely to be victims of assault than non trans.
        4. Really, the law is unenforceable since no one is going to be checking.
        5. Lastly, creeps are both male and female. Both men and women are capable of sexual assault against boys and girls. If you’re concerned about the safety of your child, don’t let them go in the bathroom by themselves. And people who are reported as acting inappropriately in bathrooms, whether make our female, are not allowed back in.
        What this boils down to is fear. I get that, and I understand the reaction. The solution is not repression.
        I have a trans son, born female, and he’s a great kid. Good student, good values, practicing Christian. Doesn’t mean any harm or deception to anyone, just wants to be himself. He’s terrified to use the men’s room but ashamed and horrified to use the women’s bathroom. He’s taking steroids, so pretty soon he’ll look exalt like any 17 year old boy. Does it seem right to force him into humiliating and uncomfortable situations EVERY time he needs a rest room because some perv MIGHT someday try to game the system, though there’s no evidence that it will happen? Why don’t we worry about more likely scenarios?

      • April 23, 2016 9:18 am

        very well put, My wife and I debated this and she said “build stalls” Which i agreed until i saw an open letter written to Bruce Springsteen. Pretty much said what you did. Thank you for taking the time to spell this out. I also believe that to each his own

    • April 20, 2016 2:25 pm

      I’m a senior citizen, meaning I’ve been around a few years. In all those years, I’ve used a public restroom here and there and not once have I seen bathroom police checking IDs at the door! If you pass as a woman, dressed as a woman and don’t stand when you pee, who the hell is going to know if all you do is go in there, do your personal business and get out? On the other hand, if you go in there and make a big deal out of being something other than what you were born, you make people uncomfortable. You CAN’T FORCE people to accept you and you sure as hell can’t be hitting on people in the bathroom or taking showers with the opposite sex in public showers! If you can’t see that, there’s even more wrong with you than the obvious! Stop whining, go pee and get out!
      Curt, good for you in making your statement! I’m sick of well known people making threats of boycotting states for the way that state wants to live! They demand tolerance and yet don’t practice it themselves. HYPOCRITES! The states should boycott THEM! And for the record, if ESPN does anything to you for exercising your first amendment right, then I will not be watching them again until they straighten up and stop telling people how to think and what they can say! I will cancel them just as fast as the news hits the air! That’s MY RIGHT and you can bet your last dollar I’ll exercise it!

      • April 20, 2016 10:31 pm

        Of course all of these new laws are cropping up after all the horrific, frightful atrocities occurring all over our land! What, you say you haven’t heard of all the horrible things that happened when transfolks all across America, here in the USA, had the audacity to actually go to the restroom? And get this, their reason? They had to PEE! (Some even had to poop!) Wait, what? You mean no one even noticed, all this time, after all of these folks wiped and flushed and finished their “business” as usual, as they have their whole, entire life?
        You gotta be kidding me!

      • April 21, 2016 9:21 am

        uh…not sure if you’ve heard yet but ESPN fired Mr. Schilling. I guess they can count you out as a customer?

      • April 21, 2016 12:46 pm

        So in literally the same paragraph where you say you hate threatened boycotts you are threatening a boycott and calling those who do that “HYPOCRITES” ? Hmmm…

      • April 21, 2016 12:59 pm

        So have you cancelled ESPN yet?

      • April 21, 2016 1:25 pm

        Have you cancelled ESPN yet?

    • April 21, 2016 10:59 am

      Forcing trans people to use washrooms that do not match the gender they identify with would cause far more problems than just letting people piss where they want. Forcing a man who has transitioned into a women’s washroom would be irresponsible to everyone involved.
      It’s not that I hate you, as you hate things that you don’t understand; it’s that these bigoted policies are stupid and they don’t work.
      It’s that you’re stupid, and now you don’t work.

    • April 21, 2016 11:48 am

      Or, no law on the matter at all? Its odd that it seems incomprehensible to people that a system could be in place and work that has in fact been in place and working for as long as we’ve had mass use public restrooms. Its as if once localities started ordinances to allow people to choose their restroom of choice for the day liberals forgot that it had ever (in fact always) not been that way and suddenly view the traditional system, where we didn’t enshrine people’s personal dress or sexual preferences in coded law, as somehow a radical idea. When did we get to the point where we need a law for everything and a law to protect everyone’s feelings?

    • April 21, 2016 5:16 pm

      While I think trans women and men look ridiculous most especially the non-passable ones, I can think a dude in a dress looks like shit but I can respect him for abiding by the rules like I must by using a men’s room because we are both biologically male.

      They’re going to get ridiculed regardless. You think there aren’t cisgender women who take offense at what they see as a man in drag in the women’s room? Please. I’m against granting special privileges to a group, let alone a minority. Equality has never been about that. It’s about everyone playing by the same rules. What these people are doing is spreading around revisionist history as if we’ve always segregated restrooms based on gender and outward appearance when in fact it’s quite the opposite.

  4. April 19, 2016 6:21 pm

    Dude, I disagree with just about everything you’ve ever said, written, imagined or thought, BUT i do find it interesting that the notion of “intolerance” has undergone a 180-degree paradigm shift.

    • April 20, 2016 8:28 pm

      Well, it’s the only thing fundies have left. They know they’re intolerant. They know they’re on the wrong side of history. They know they are using the exact same logic that has been used to defend everything from slavery to school segregation. They scream about wanting small government, but what they really want is nothing short of a Saudi-style Christian theocratic dictatorship.

      Calling out intolerance like this has-been’s is not intolerant anymore than it was intolerance to call out the disgusting actions of Bull Connor during the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Sure, there’s no fire hoses, and (not as many) assaults and murders from the so-called “Christians”, but they’ve decided to exploit the fact that LGBT people are already highly prone to suicide and turned it to their advantage, hoping we’ll just kill ourselves off.

      Well, sorry to drop a little more truth on you, Curt, some of us are stronger than that. Our voices grow stronger the more blood you get on your hands, and yes, the blood of every bullied LGBT person is on the hands of all anti-LGBT bullies.

    • Shawn Kavit permalink
      April 21, 2016 7:07 am

      Curt is a proud Republican. He should know better than anyone that a corporation has the right to choose not to associate with him, if his loudly stated and wrongheaded beliefs are not in keeping with the company’s values.

      If they think keeping him will hurt their bottom line, they are well within their rights to kick his butt out the door.

    • April 21, 2016 10:39 am

      if you disagree with him 24/7 then WHY are you here????

      • April 29, 2016 1:58 pm

        you only read things you agree with? your frame of reference must be pretty limited.

  5. ray permalink
    April 19, 2016 7:57 pm

    Never apologize to the world for speaking the truth, boss. I’m with you on this one.

    Running just a little behind, just heard about the Hilary remark. It was Hil-arious. :O)

    I know you ain’t skeered, so, just don’t let ’em get you down. They will if they can.

    Cheers.

  6. April 19, 2016 8:11 pm

    You’re kidding right? If not, don’t come later (after having talked with your publicist) with your bogus apology. Stand firm on your words and don’t be a coward about it.

  7. April 19, 2016 8:11 pm

    No one is talking about all the other things in this bill,that’s the godamn problem just take the idea that perverts are going to be in our bathrooms,look at the rest of the language in the bill

  8. April 19, 2016 8:44 pm

    If my sister and I went into the ladies’ room together, you could never tell which one of us is trans.

    • Christopher's Dad permalink
      April 19, 2016 10:38 pm

      Then your sister must look masculine.

      • April 21, 2016 10:59 am

        It’s too bad that your sincerely held beliefs and opinions didn’t save you from ESPN terminating your employment. Best of luck!

      • April 21, 2016 11:05 am

        I’m so glad you’re a parent. You’re clearly mature enough to handle the responsibility. Is the first thing you’re going to teach him how to Saran Wrap the toilet or how to make fun of kids that are different?

    • April 19, 2016 11:09 pm

      oh I bet I could

    • April 20, 2016 10:41 pm

      No such thing as “transsexual”

      You’re just a pervert who mutilated your junk and slapped on too much makeup to overcompensate.

    • April 21, 2016 12:39 am

      Let me guess you are the trans. Men make ugly women.

    • April 21, 2016 7:53 am

      You are missing the entire point of the fear we feel as women and for our young daughters. Perverts and rapists WILL abuse this! Not saying transgender people will, but it’s already happening and they can’t even be arrested under this law! If you have a PENIS, use the little BOYS room. That should be in the law. IMO, which I am entitled to, as well!

    • April 23, 2016 6:04 am

      I suggest whichever one of you is a man get counseling and try to be yourself rather than pretending to be a woman.

    • April 24, 2016 7:31 am

      Whoo, I thing you’re right about that one. I can see that I wouldn’t be able to. Indeed. Yuk.

  9. April 19, 2016 9:03 pm

    I’m reminded of Jules in Pulp Fiction….ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER. DO YOU SPEAK IT???

    Seriously, if you stood by your opinion you wouldn’t have deleted your original post.

  10. April 19, 2016 9:04 pm

    Pretty sure I’d be able to tell. would I care? nope.

  11. Tamminator permalink
    April 19, 2016 9:32 pm

    Truth teller. Your new career. God bless you, man!

  12. April 19, 2016 9:36 pm

    This was an outstanding read. If anyone read the entire post there would be absolutely no point in leaving these negative comments because he clearly does not care. Nice job Curt. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    “See here’s the thing. I do NOT care what color you are, what race, what sex, who you sleep with, what you wear. I don’t care and I never have.”

    • April 20, 2016 11:16 am

      I feel as if I am in a lion’s den here, but the point is, Curt, that the world is changing; it may be for better or worse, but the world is changing. Conservatives and right-wingers have talked a lot about rolling back that change, but they never have. Same sex marriage, Roe v. Wade, Obamacare… conservatives have never successfully effected any social changes, and they never will, because the ship has sailed and they have been left on the shore.

    • April 20, 2016 2:12 pm

      this cannot really be the CEO of the Dodgers….can it? No wonder you guys have not one a world series in so loong after spending unGodly amounts of money….

    • April 21, 2016 8:03 am

      This is the Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford of comments.

    • April 21, 2016 1:56 pm

      Crazy world we are living in. Sorry but a man is a man and a woman is a woman. Chromosomes determine that.

      Just because you think you are the opposite sex, or change your sex physically, doesn’t mean that you are that sex. If you are a man or a woman you are still going to have feelings/emotions of the sex you were born. No matter how hard you try to change.

      I do not want my daughters or wife sharing the same bathroom with some guy that has a sex identity issue. We all know what pigs men are. Right? Suppose today I will identify myself as a woman because I saw a lady/girl that I thought was attractive, just so I could check her out. Can’t tell me that is not going to happen. Probably already does. Does not mean that the country has to legalize it.

      I agree with Curt, I do not care what color, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation any one is.
      Just because I have a different opinion does not mean I am, homophobic, racist, etc.

      I would like for the people who expect tolerance to show the same tolerance they expect.
      I do not think that is going to happen.

      Here is a very good book to read. “Snapping of the American Mind”.

  13. April 19, 2016 9:42 pm

    My comment on Facebook created a firestorm as well. I’m utterly disappointed in how political correctness and appeasement now looks to trump the 1st Amendment. If a man with penis needs a bathroom, he belongs in a men’s bathroom. If he’s undergone surgery and is now physically a woman, that’s another argument entirely. I operate a nonprofit organization in PA for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The “physical” attributes of the individual determines their gender. Period. That is scientific fact.

    • April 20, 2016 12:21 am

      Wow, I work for a DV agency and remind me to send you some info on the differences between sex and gender. At the absolute easiest level to understand, one is biological (sex) and the other is a cultural norm of masculine and feminine and where they identify (gender). And it scares me that you work with victims of sexual assault and don’t know that.

    • April 20, 2016 10:28 am

      Actually, one’s sex is determined by one’s chromosomes.

    • realsupergirl permalink
      April 20, 2016 12:21 pm

      You are confusing biological sex with gender identity. And no, it’s not so simple. Transitioning is a long process. People must be on hormones and living as their chosen gender for a year or more before they are even eligible for surgery. That’s a lot of peeing, some of which has to happen when people are out in the world. And some people “pass” more easily than others. Let people pee in peace. Where they feel they fit in. If they aren’t bothering you, leave them alone.

    • April 20, 2016 8:15 pm

      Yes! Thank you!

    • April 21, 2016 4:42 am

      Sweet Jesus. The fact you people think this is a widespread problem that demands a solution is laughable. You have probably taken a dump in the stall next to an individual born a woman and never known it. Tell you what, find a few instances where a woman walked into a woman’s room, hiked up her dress to piss in the nonexistent urinals in the woman’s room in full view of children, and I will take you people seriously. It does not happen. That is what is so hilarious about Conservatives. They really could give a shit less whether something is really a problem or not as long as it injures their delicate sensibilities.

    • April 21, 2016 7:27 am

      Actually not a scientific fact, but you’d have to actually have a background in science to know that, dear.

    • April 21, 2016 7:32 am

      But you know, legally, now, it doesn’t, right? It’s on federal documents. State documents. “Sex identified as::” M/F. It’s not a physical attribute in that definition. It’s how you identify.

    • April 21, 2016 8:01 am

      Your obsession with genitalia is bizarre. Have you considered getting professional help for your mental problem?

    • April 21, 2016 8:44 am

      You’ve confused “sex” with “gender” there dogg

    • April 21, 2016 8:54 am

      You’ve confused “sex” and “gender” there dogg

      Neurology revelation: the brain is not a physical attribute. You’ve overturned science itself, Mr III

    • April 21, 2016 1:39 pm

      Fuck you’re stupid, this has nothing to do with the 1st Amendment, the government is not involved with this at all.

  14. April 19, 2016 9:48 pm

    You know what offended me? Second bullet point of the third paragraph.Brew Ha Ha.
    Many cities have some sort of Brew Ha Ha festival, generally involving craft beers and comedy. The word you were looking for is brouhaha. Some one who writes for a a portion of their livelihood should know this.

    • Christopher's Dad permalink
      April 19, 2016 10:39 pm

      Your post is full of typos and grammatical errors. How ironic.

      • April 20, 2016 9:43 pm

        Do you think someone should “proof read” it next time? It’s proofread, idiot. It’s one word. Look it up. I feel really bad for Christopher. He’ll probably be an idiot, too. Nice job, grammar warrior.

      • Shawn Kavit permalink
        April 21, 2016 7:25 am

        That’s not irony moron. Christopher is a baby and he’s be ashamed of you

      • April 21, 2016 5:24 pm

        As an employee of a media outlet, all your statements are tied to your identity with the company. Your actions reflect on your employer. Aren’t you a grown-up?

    • April 20, 2016 8:24 pm

      I thought it was a funny play on words… brew ha ha.

  15. April 19, 2016 10:11 pm

    Its funny I just came across this story and knew nothing about it. The only reason I stopped was to say, the last story I commented on was were I said, lol, men have a penis and stand, women have a pussy and sit, and then I read this, to funny, keep being you Curt, even though I’m a Cardinals fan we agree on penises and pussys belong in the correct bathrooms, lol.

  16. April 19, 2016 10:16 pm

    Stand up to them Curt! It’s ironic that of all these affinity groups, it is the JEW that is pushing them all.

  17. April 19, 2016 10:57 pm

    Wow…that is truly some industrial grade ignorance and arrogance. Why is it that you’re so concerned with what other people do? Do you really think it’s ANY of your business?

    • April 20, 2016 9:26 am

      The same way you are so concerned with what curt is doing or posting. He is expressing his opinion. Hes not telling you to agree with it.

    • April 20, 2016 9:54 am

      Hey Jack, Did you even read this part?
      “But let me reiterate, I don’t care who, what, where or why you are who you are. I care about people and how they treat others. You will NEVER in your lives find a single person who’s met me/knows me who would ever say I treated them as anything other than a human. None.”

      Talk about being ignorant. You didn’t even read the entire thing and called him ignorant!?!

    • April 20, 2016 10:17 am

      As a woman, I absolutely care who is in the bathroom with me. As a mother, I absolutely care who is in the bathroom with my young son. And, our welfare is absolutely my business.

      • April 20, 2016 8:16 pm

        Yes!

      • Shawn Kavit permalink
        April 21, 2016 7:27 am

        That’s fine, you can think what you want. But the law is unconstitutional. There’s no debate. It’ll be quickly overturned.

      • April 21, 2016 7:37 am

        Oh, right, you’d rather have a transsexual/transgender man in a woman’s identity in the bathroom- with your son? That’s more sensible, easier to explain, less concerning than that man- who has probably identified as a woman and acts/dresses/lives that part for however long- just doing their business in the women’s room?
        Weird, you ignorant middle-america folks.

      • April 21, 2016 7:38 am

        That you’re dimwitted is your problem. Trans people have been using the bathroom of their identity for years, and you’ve never known it. They aren’t predators- the vast majority of sexual predators are white straight males. Perhaps you should be more concerned about the straight guys in the bathroom with your son.

        Of course, that would require intelligence.

      • April 21, 2016 1:43 pm

        You know nothing about anyone who is with you in the bathroom anywhere, so why do you think this means something different now?

        it’s also funny how you totally contradict yourself in your own statements. You realize you are now saying you want a man dressed as a woman standing at the urinal next to your son? Doesn’t seem like something you’d actually want to have happen.

      • April 23, 2016 9:30 am

        So obviously you’ll be able to find some facts and true and verifiable stories where TRANS people harmed children or women in the bathroom.

        Hint- you won’t because they don’t exist. Trans people just want to use the bathroom and go about their business just like you, and people like you are trying to legislate BASED ON FICTION and a lie.

        It’s okay to be a coward and ruled by fear of things which don’t exist. Just admit to yourself and your children that you’re too afraid of boogeymen to parent and live your life based on what is true since your fears are so hard to overcome.

      • April 23, 2016 7:43 pm

        bravoflight01,

        Ah, the typical “distraction and name-calling” method so often used these days. Nothing you said has anything to do with my post. Rather than address the very real possibility of men pretending to be trans in order to gain access to women’s restrooms, you change the subject and accuse me of fear. Of course, when a woman or young girl is attacked, you will be silent or busy changing the subject or even shamelessly blaming the victim.

        Just in the last two weeks, a man was caught in a women’s bathroom, holding his phone over the top of the stall wall into the next stall that was occupied by a ten-year-old girl (http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/04/man_charged_after_10-year-old.html). But, I already know what you’ll say, “That has nothing to do with trans people using the restroom.” But, you’re wrong. When you open all bathroom doors for trans, you automatically open all those doors for everyone else. And, that’s a very real problem: Not everyone is harmless.

  18. April 19, 2016 11:19 pm

    Hi Curt. You seem nice.

  19. April 19, 2016 11:25 pm

    Curt, I am unsure if you remember my family or not. We lived across from you in Arizona. Those who know you know who you truly are. It saddens me with everything you have and are going through. Stay strong…

  20. April 19, 2016 11:29 pm

    I disagree with a lot of the things you say a lot of the time but still enjoy reading your blog. Because you’re beliefs being different than mine doesn’t negatively effect me and it’s okay to read/hear other points of view. People need to get over themselves. We can disagree without disrespecting.

  21. April 20, 2016 1:02 am

    Who’s more likely to molest a kid, Curt? A transgender man in a bathroom, or a Christian pastor/priest? I don’t see you campaigning to get rid of churches? The only difference between your hypothetical situation and mine is that mine has actuall history.

  22. April 20, 2016 2:42 am

    A great read, for those who choose to read the article to the end, instead of phrasing a retort along the way! Curt Schilling, a living, true testament, to the honor of his sport!

    • Shawn Kavit permalink
      April 21, 2016 7:11 am

      You mean the most boring sport on the planet, played by scouted immigrants on steroids? Yup, sure, honor….

  23. April 20, 2016 6:14 am

    Transgenderism is Liberals’ full-fledged assault on reality. Those of us who are sane must continue to speak the objective truth about transgenderism, which is a life-destroying mental disorder.

  24. April 20, 2016 7:23 am

    As a Yankees’ fan, Curt, I respect you for your opinions & your right to express them. Our shift in America to be more open & accepting seems to be more hypocritical than anything I’ve ever witnessed. Those telling others to be more accepting refuse to accept the beliefs of others. My philosophy in life is, it’s your life, do with it what you please UNLESS it infringes upon my rights as well. Why should an extremely minute sector of the populace be granted rights over the extreme majority? All people who believe, as many moms & dads & I do, in this whole transgender/restroom debacle going on is that we want to protect our kids. That’s all. I believe for the most part this hasn’t much to do with the “authentic” transgenders, but rather those who will use this small niche to somehow exploit our babies. These are our kids! There are those sick, perverted monsters who will find yet another way of getting to our kids. And I’m telling you, as a mom of three, if ANYONE wants to dress as a woman, whether biologically one or not, and think you’re going to use this transgender hysteria to sneak up on my kids I will beat you down like a man. We teach boys not to hit girls, now what? Don’t hit the girl who is biologically a boy? I don’t condone violence, but no matter who or what you are if your aim is to hurt my kids in any way I will take you out in whatever manner necessary. My kids’ safety trumps your “rights” any day. Basically, you stay on your side, I’ll stay on mine & we can get along.

    • realsupergirl permalink
      April 20, 2016 12:17 pm

      This is not a real threat, however. There’s never been an incident of a transgender person “preying” on people, and non-transgender people showing up cross-dressed only started happening in the past week, obviously trying to add to the fearmongering. I assure you, I know many trans people, and they are all already wary of public restrooms because of misperceptions and misgendering. If they’re in there, it’s because they really just have to pee and have no other choice.

    • Shawn Kavit permalink
      April 21, 2016 7:14 am

      The rights of your little crotch goblins are no more or less important than those of others. The law is the law. If you don’t like it, move to another country! Isn’t that what you guys always say?

    • April 21, 2016 10:22 am

      Sorry, as a die hard Red Sox fan I have to say “Yankees Suck”… (tongue in cheek!!!)

  25. April 20, 2016 7:39 am

    Keep being yourself Curt. It’s refreshing.

  26. April 20, 2016 9:24 am

    Love it curt!! You are calling out all the hypocrites!!

  27. April 20, 2016 9:29 am

    Love how the supposed “accepting and tolerant” ones are the only ones crying about your response curt.

    It shows they are hypocrites. If anyone is offended by Curts opinion, then you have deeper issues you need to deal with.

  28. April 20, 2016 10:44 am

    I believe Mr. Schilling should not have posted the copy of the transphobic meme and exercised poor judgment in doing so. That he is whining for having received criticism for doing so does not indicate much strength of character. He has a right to his opinion. He does not however have a right to be free from criticism. That he feels an entitlement to be free from criticism is evidence of his base character. For this behavior his employers would be completely justified to terminate him as he has damaged their brand with his behavior.

  29. April 20, 2016 10:47 am

    It isn’t about being offended, they are not really offend they only claim to be. They don’t really care about trannies either. It is all about power. If they can force you to say what nobody really believes, that a man with a penis is somehow magically a woman, then they control you.

  30. April 20, 2016 10:53 am

    Curt Schilling has just proved he doesn’t buy into other people’s insane delusions. In the Inquisition-style political environment today, you HAVE to buy into other people’s insane delusions, or else they call you all kinds of horrible names.

    Today you either have to admit the Emperor’s New Clothes are beautiful, or else be vilified by guttersnipes. I like Schilling’s choice — speak the truth, don’t self-delude.

  31. Dr. Alan Tannenbaum permalink
    April 20, 2016 10:56 am

    mr schilling, the transgender bathroom debate is an interesting one. if you have seen pictures of chastity bono (cher’s now son chas ) he went from being a young lady to now being a middle aged man with a scruffy beard. do you really believe he should be required by law to use a womans bathroom because he was born a woman? would n’t that be more troubling for your daughter than it will be your son? We can’t really have a law saying that transgendered can’t use public bathrooms at all, so is using their birth gender really the best way to avoid most people’s discomfort? Should caitlyn jenner really have to pee standing up in a mens room despite looking for all intensive purposes like a middle aged woman? I get your discomfort, we all have to adjust to the new ways people are allowed to be (it was an adjustment when gay men quit hiding and were “out” at our jobs, and our restaurants, but we all adapted). If your real problem is that the transgendered are now free to be themselves, that fight is over, they are. it is now just up to the rest of us to adapt and get used to it (and we will).

  32. April 20, 2016 11:01 am

    Thank you for speaking the truth, Curt. It can be excruciating to be at the forefront of truth, but it is always worth it. Right now, it might feel like you’re standing alone, but in Him, we’re never alone. Stand strong. (Eph. 6:10-18)

  33. April 20, 2016 11:18 am

    Bigot , hates people who are different than themselves , not much different from racist or sexist , all are based on ignorance . He was never paid big money to think , just throw the ball .The phrase million dollar arm 50 cent brain sure seems to apply!

  34. April 20, 2016 11:21 am

    Excellent post! So tired of people that whine about non issues, and call other people names just because they have a different opinion on a topic or a different set of beliefs. Liberals who preach tolerance are the most intolerant people of all.

  35. April 20, 2016 11:46 am

    i agree 100%
    the bathroom is for use to either shower or eliminate waste
    and is segregated by GENDER
    male and female you morons….

    so i dont care if your man boobs are bigger than mine (i doubt it)
    i dont care what you do in your own home (again not my business)
    it does become my business
    when you dress up like a woman
    go into the womens bathroom while my wife or future daughter is in there..

    now you got my attention – and if i hear my wife scream
    i am coming in with my weapon and i will defend her..

    GET USED TO IT BUBBA

    • April 23, 2016 9:35 am

      So you live your life by fear of invisible boogeymen? There’s not a single INSTANCE of any trans people committing a violent and or sexual crime in the bathroom. It’s a lie. It’s fiction. So tell me, “Bubba”, is your security blanket of a gun too much to handle when you’re sucking your thumb like a toddler afraid of shadows in the dark?

      A real man doesn’t live his life by fear, and he certainly doesn’t live his life based off of LIES. You are the definition of a coward and I spit at your feet. Disgusting and pathetic.

  36. April 20, 2016 11:52 am

    The difference between liberals and conservatives: If Schilling had come out for people with Gender Identity Disorder in bathrooms, it wouldn’t be a big deal. He’d still be viewed as a talented baseball player, who disagrees on a hot button issue.

    Fortunately in an open society, people disagree on everything. You can either find your “safe space” and let the tears flow. Or you can evaluate various opinions, and discuss why you think your idea is better.

    But when roles are reversed there is enormous amounts of outraged hashtag warriors.

    • April 21, 2016 12:39 pm

      Man, that’s a great point, Justin. The collective shrug of conservative shoulders would’ve been pronounced.

  37. April 20, 2016 12:00 pm

    Mr. Schilling:

    My problem is not your opinions. You are entitled to them — however much I may disagree with them. My problem is your blatant avoidance of discussion. You are, by whatever degree of choice, a public figure. You remain a public figure through your work on ESPN. It is valid for your social media posts to be scrutinized as such.

    As a public figure — or even as a private figure, I honestly believe — if you are so willing to blame others for their intolerance of your opinion, it is hypocritical to block out all opinions you disagree with. You blocked me on twitter for sharing an article that laid out your interaction with Dan Levy. The criticism I made then is the one I make now — not that your opinions are ignorant or bigoted (which they may or may not be), not that you don’t have the right to voice these opinions (which you do), but that you are putting yourself out in public and should be able to handle the consequences of your postings as a public figure.

    I loved you as a player. I liked you as a commentator. I’ve lost respect for you as a man.

    • April 21, 2016 8:39 am

      My problem is your blatant avoidance of discussion.

      What is there to discuss? Men who have delusions of being women should not be allowed in women’s bathrooms.

      If you have a daughter, would you want her to use the bathroom with a strange man in there

    • April 21, 2016 10:27 am

      You beat me to it, Alexander.

      It’s beyond childish for Mr. Schilling to whine and cry about the consequences of his comments when it was he who freely chose to open his mouth and say what he said in the first place–and then he compounds the unforced error by bashing others in his longwinded rant for exercising that same right to speak freely.

      That makes him not only a fool, but a hypocrite.

      As Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

      Curt, you should have stuck to baseball. Enjoy your slide into well-deserved irrelevance.

    • April 21, 2016 12:42 pm

      YEP and he’s got the RIGHT to say what he wants about TERRORIST EXTREMISTS ETC. if you don’t agree with that go to CUBA, they’ll welcome people like you!

    • Steve J permalink
      April 21, 2016 4:17 pm

      If you want to talk about avoidance of discussion, maybe you should look to the radical social leftists calling everyone who doesn’t agree with their redefinition of marriage or men in women’s bathrooms a “bigot” and “Neanderthal”.

    • April 21, 2016 8:18 pm

      You forgot the hypocrisy inherent in ESPN being an “inclusive” company. Lose “respect for” them as a network?

  38. realsupergirl permalink
    April 20, 2016 12:10 pm

    Curt,
    I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you aren’t aware of how the fear-mongering hate bills targeting trans people have a very real impact on people. It is the trans people who AREN’T “passing” all that well, often because they’re in the process of changing their gender hormonally, who are most at risk in bathrooms already because of people’s discomfort and assumptions. This is a burden trans people face, regardless of what the government whose job it is to protect ALL its citizens, does or does not do. But having these anti-trans bills promoted just gives permission to some people to harass someone in the bathroom who they think doesn’t belong there. If the person in the stall next to you doesn’t seem to belong, what difference does it make, if you’re separated by stall walls and they come in and out and never interact with you? That’s all trans people are doing and want to do. Your meme may have been intended as a joke, but you are a public figure with a lot of influence, and people will follow your lead. It may have been inadvertent, but your meme just added to an already stacked deck trans people face. Please do better next time.

  39. April 20, 2016 12:11 pm

    Curt throws another awesome heater down the middle!

  40. srmcconkey permalink
    April 20, 2016 12:11 pm

    Curt, keep standing. I was the only one taking the International Olympic Committee on in 2003 for allowing transgenders in. That is where all this started. The Lord is good. Here is our latest worldwide release. http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/6696777597.html

    • cubman67 permalink
      April 20, 2016 9:17 pm

      God hates your Guts. I hope you BURN forever. God Bless!

    • April 21, 2016 8:37 am

      They really allowed transgenders in the 03 Olympics? Wut.

  41. April 20, 2016 12:23 pm

    In describing yourself, you have described me. I applaud you using your right to speak your mind. I too am sickened by the lack of common sense nowadays, and the bullying that goes along with it. Keep up the good fight, Mr Schilling!

  42. April 20, 2016 1:15 pm

    Thank you, Mr. Schilling!

    Not sure where it began, but the deviants have gone far, far beyond their original plea for toleration. Now they viciously persecute any decent person who bothers to try and defend their children or grandchildren from being straight-shamed at the notorious “Day of Silence” pro-homosexual days in public (and some private) schools, or who points out that making public restrooms gender-neutral just give pedophile free access to their victims. Many people have already been fined or even arrested for the “crime” of refusing service to LGBT “couples,” and some have even been forced into bankruptcy.

    Stand tall, Curt! Every decent American is behind you.

    • April 21, 2016 7:36 am

      It is not “persecution” to use your free speech rights to criticize another person’s speech. Free speech doesn’t make you immune from criticism.

      Never mind the stupidity of claiming that pedophiles magically get access to children when trans people use the restroom. There is literally no example of that happening ever, and Europe would be RIFE with it if that were true since all their bathrooms are gender neutral (yet they have lower rates by far than we do).

      And yes, in many localities it is in fact against the law to discriminate in a business open to the public to the LGBT community, just as it’s illegal to discriminate against blacks or Jews.

      Your post is really just “boohoo! They won’t let us break the law and oppress anyone we don’t like any more! WAH!”

    • April 21, 2016 8:36 am

      This. These people think they can say they’re a woman and it’s fine? Hilarious.

      I’ve liked ants since I was a young lad. My parents always called me weird and that I spent too much time with ants. Well, jokes on them because the ants told me my parents were weird, and I much appreciated their opinions than my parents. Ugh, their such ant-phobes!!

      I was crawling on the ground like an ant one day, because I was soo000 dysphoric. I remember this one time I was an ant for Halloween, it was great. I got to be how I really am for one day, and noone said anything because everyone else was dressed up.

      I slipped up though. I blurted out to my parents that I want to be an ant. I got yelled at, they were being ant phobes and it was Triggering my emotions and I could not control it. I got angry and my emotions were triggered so I started yelling about them killing my ant brothers. How, why!!? Why could you be so cruel to my people!

      They’ll see how it truly is one day, they’ll find out that they were stuck in the wrong body, and the dysphoria will be too much for them Hahaha. That’s what ant-phobes get.

    • April 21, 2016 10:19 am

      Barry Jones, well said, sir… well said.

    • April 22, 2016 10:02 am

      A five-point reply:

      1.) If you feel “shamed” by the Day of Silence, maybe you’d do well to ask yourself why.
      2.) There are no reported cases of people exploiting non-discrimination ordinances to commit assaults (sexual or otherwise) in public bathrooms.
      3.) Transgender people use the bathroom like all other people do; where they do it shouldn’t matter to you because all they want to do is expel waste.
      4.) If you plan on pushing for laws that prohibit transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity, you’d do well to figure out how the State should enforce such laws, what punishment a transgender person should face for wandering into the “wrong” restroom, and why such laws are necessary to “protect” the general public when we already have laws that punish sexual assaults and other violent acts.
      5.) In regards to the cases obliquely referred to by your “fined or arrested” bit: no public business has ever been driven out of business by a discrimination complaint, no such business owner has been forced into bankruptcy by a discrimination complaint, and the only person ever arrested for “refusing to serve LGBT couples”—disgraced county clerk Kim Davis—was actually arrested for contempt of court after refusing to follow the law as per Obergefell v Hodges (and a court order on top of that).

    • April 22, 2016 3:02 pm

      Obviously not from Rhode Island, are you?

  43. April 20, 2016 2:10 pm

    Uggghhhhh…..

    Intellectually most of what you say in defense of yourself and your opinions are what most people would want for themselves and hopefully others…the right to be themselves…

    …however, I would say you just come off as mean-spirited and I think that’s the thing. Your mean-spiritedness makes people not want to even allow your rights to express yourself.

    You, who have been given so much, come off as flat-out angry. That wonderful Philadelphia American of Italian ancestry Joey Vento who proudly posted expounded on the wonders of the English language and how folks should use that when doing business with him no matter what … The both of you are angry…people who have been hurt by others or just life in general.

    Now Curt if you choose to respond to me…with your brutish behavior on your bully-pulpit know that.,..I’m bigger and tougher than you and that while I know I’d rather use intellect over force, I accept that for some it is the latter…one way or the other you’ll understand where I’m coming from…

    • April 20, 2016 10:32 pm

      This so-called mean-spiritedness that you refer to is becoming common-place simply because of the thought police constantly waiting to pounce on every syllable we say. People are way too sensitive now days. And frankly, people have the right to be mean as you call it, every now and then. But, it shouldn’t effect their livelihood. And besides, people are down right angry right now because of wimps that get hurt feelings every time someone argues something passionately. People, just grow up!!

    • April 21, 2016 10:03 am

      Rob, That was probably the most feminine comment I’ve eve seen on a blog before. Your comment speaks volumes about you, you, you, you! You probably wear crotchless underwear.

    • April 21, 2016 12:52 pm

      “I’m bigger and tougher than you and that while I know I’d rather use intellect over force..”

      Curt, I laughed so hard at this I think I missed the “intellect” part. Hopefully you caught it.

  44. April 20, 2016 2:10 pm

    So sorry to hear about this, Curt. We will fight back with boycotts, letters, whatever. We are sick of these deranged bullies.

  45. April 20, 2016 3:54 pm

    So, fixed-gender bathrooms will protect people from transgender…something.

    But gun-free zones won’t protect people from others with guns.

    Gotcha’!

    • April 21, 2016 5:35 am

      “…home of the free”…only for those on the left today. Anyone speaking up for truth will be persecuted. Curt – we love both what you did for our beloved Red Sox and how you speak up for what you believe in. We will miss your baseball analysis, though. You were the best on ESPN..I hope to see you on another network.

    • April 21, 2016 7:52 am

      Robert Carr, your analogy doesn’t work. You’d have to equate gun-free zones with “gender identity choice” free zones. No, neither would work. A sign will never stop someone with a dedicated purpose from doing what they are determined to do.

    • April 21, 2016 11:04 am

      Robert, he’s not exactly firing on all cylinders anymore. You can’t expect much logic from that.

    • Alberta Mach permalink
      April 21, 2016 1:12 pm

      Great point!

    • April 21, 2016 4:58 pm

      Actually Robert while Gun-Free zones are in fact well intended they simply do not work as evident by the sheer number of school shootings in just the last 5 years alone. The problem is we have a society that is quick to resort to killing. Guns are just one of the methods available. Personally I’d rather take my chances with a shooter than a bomber because let’s cut the crap. Someone intent on mass murder isn’t going to run around school with a knife. They’re either going to spray and pray or construct an IED; which by the way is extremely easy to do with readily available (and cheap) goods from a grocery store.

    • April 21, 2016 5:01 pm

      Also on another note, we’ve never segregated restrooms based on gender. We’ve done so based on what someone physically is: sex. People did at one point use sex and gender as interchangeable terms but only in recent years have we started as a society thinking of them as separate. Just the transgender disregard this fact despite them being the ones that have pushed for this education on sex vs gender in the first place.

    • April 21, 2016 6:48 pm

      We don’t allow guns in saloons (bars to you yankees), and we don’t … scratch that DIDN’T … allow perverts (child predators) in bathrooms of mixed gender.

      But you just keep on pushing you hate, Robert. That’s what left-wing-nuts do.

  46. ray permalink
    April 20, 2016 7:57 pm

    Like much of Official America, ESPN has become increasing Marxist and collectivist in recent years. Both commercials and PSAs are full of leftist propaganda, and once the game-action stops I hit the mute button, to cut off the intolerance and offensiveness.

    We haven’t met, but I know that it’s never fun to be ‘fired’. Don’t let it bother you, just shake their dust from your boots and be glad to leave such people behind. Real friends would not sell you out like that.

    You did good. Fear nothing and if uncertain of your next direction, pray to the Lord. Cheers.

  47. April 20, 2016 8:02 pm

    So Curt, what I hear you saying is “It’s not me, it’s you.” It’s the George Costanza break-up excuse, just flipped around for use by extreme egotists. Sorry, not impressed.

  48. Chris Mills permalink
    April 20, 2016 8:02 pm

    If we cease to be allowed to express our opinions, however offensive they may be, we have lost our identity as a Nation. Those who call Mr Schilling a “bigot” are also bigots.

    big·ot
    ˈbiɡət/
    noun
    noun: bigot; plural noun: bigots

    a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions.

    When the Liberal Progressives have convinced Americans that both the First and Second Amendments should be thrown out , it is then we will will no longer be a free people.

    God Bless you Curt. I’m sure Glenn Beck would be interested in having you do sports on The Blaze.

  49. April 20, 2016 8:03 pm

    Sharing = posting, Curt, and now you have plenty of time to figure out the distinction. You should also learn what “equivocating” is and perhaps then you’ll realize that when you said people disagreeing with a thing you share is not them making an issue of it but you inviting disagreement. You’re too smart to be this dumb, or the contrapositive, but either way you’re broken and you need to fix yourself and how you express these ill-formed opinions.

  50. April 20, 2016 8:07 pm

    You are a model Christian. Keep modeling your life after Christ. Nice job.

  51. April 20, 2016 8:11 pm

    You are a blight on baseball, Mr Schilling. The game is better off now without you.

  52. April 20, 2016 8:12 pm

    Why don’t people with highly public jobs understand the concept that THEY are the face of the company they work for and when they post stupid, childish shit like that stupid picture Curt posted, you get fired! Grown adults risking their jobs for making fools out of themselves, Saying that if I say something that offends you then it’s YOUR fault sounds like a five-year-old arguing with his parents. A blog is a way to communicate with lots of people and sometimes a media company, league team or corporation doesn’t want to associate themselves with careless people who for some reason need to prove to the world that that their free speech is under attack and they are gonna say whatever they want. Just be prepared to be fired or get an anonymous facebook account.

  53. April 20, 2016 8:13 pm

    The need to avoid responsibility for one’s actions. You’re not an adult, you’re a child that engaged in childish behavior. Now you seek to avoid any consequences for your actions. Your former bosses had to be the adults in the room.

  54. April 20, 2016 8:18 pm

    So ESPN practices “inclusion” by excluding anyone who doesn’t agree that men should be allowed in a women’s restroom? What am I missing here?

  55. April 20, 2016 8:20 pm

    As a transgender woman, I completely respect your right to your opinion. If I’m entitled to be “me” – you’re certainly entitled to disagree with all that I am, or not. Sounds like your frustration isn’t about your first amendment rights, rather – embracing the repercussions of your free speech when you earn a living derived from advertisers who disagree with your opinion. Are their first amendment rights any less valuable than your own?

    You’re entitled to say anything you like about anyone: you could join a neo-nazi clan and post similar hateful over-the-top photographic metaphors. Again, there would be consequences.

    I embrace the consequences I face each day as a transgender female. I respect another’s right to disagree with my life so long as they don’t deprive me of basic liberties afforded by our constitution – which was fortunately crafted by another group of individuals who were likewise situated.

    Forever your baseball fan and wish you the best, always!

  56. April 20, 2016 8:36 pm

    How is the job market for publicly open BIGOTS going.
    Not well, I hear Chick-Fil-A is hiring, good luck.

  57. April 20, 2016 8:40 pm

    You are absolutely entitled to your opinions and public comments. As a public figure you have never been shy with your opinions. As a public figure and a broadcaster you know that opinions on hot topics is the third rail. You have been suspended or reprimanded in the past. You have commented about Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton which ESPN supposedly had told employees not to comment on Presidential candidates (not judging). You are a person who likes to be heard publically, and that’s fine. The consequences are well known. You cant blame ESPN for this. If you pour gasoline all over the garage and light a match you cant get upset that the house was burned down and blame the match.

  58. April 20, 2016 8:40 pm

    Sorry about ESPN’s decision Curt. I’m fairly liberal, but I agree with what you said. It’s a sad day when we have to worry that hurting someone’s feelings can cost a person their livelihood. Enough is enough with political correctness. Why can’t I express an opinion that flies in the face of the left wing. It’s a sad day in America when someone can be taken to task for exercising their first amendment rights.

  59. April 20, 2016 8:41 pm

    I have no idea who you are. I just heard about this kerfuffle peripherally and it hit the news crawler that you were fired, so I wandered over here to see what’s up. Never heard of you, don’t know why you’re famous. I do my best to avoid the media culture and seem to have done a good job since I have no clue who you are.

    But I like you!

    It’s a lonely world for us realists and folks who are watching the decline of civilization before our very eyes. Keep being who you are. It’s exactly who you are supposed to be, and all the pretenders have no clue what that means.

    You are a stalwart in a moral relativist world. Stay strong…

  60. April 20, 2016 8:51 pm

    Haha, you got fired…

  61. Frank Blunt permalink
    April 20, 2016 8:51 pm

    You work for a broadcast network, Curt.

    Ignorance and bigotry are no longer allowed. Your opinion is sickening, to me, but had you kept this little hate speech of yours between you and your bigoted, nut ball right wing buddies you’d still have a job.

    And guess what? NOBODY will hire you now. Maybe Infowars. Fox Sports won’t touch you, son. It’s OVER for your broadcast career.

    Learn tolerance and show compassion for ALL humans and this wouldn’t have happened.

    And your faux christianity is duly noted. You’re no more “christ like” than I am. sport.

    When will you hate mongers learn that nobody is buying what you’re selling any longer?!?!?!?!

  62. April 20, 2016 8:59 pm

    You represented ESPN. Being PC was important to your job. You did not think about those things when you made your posts. Yes, you are entitled to your opinion but at the end of the day, you were fired. ESPN made the right call.

  63. April 20, 2016 9:00 pm

    Just cancelled my ESPN Insider and ESPN Magazine subscription. Done with that company permanently! God Bless You and Your Family!

  64. Bill Martin permalink
    April 20, 2016 9:03 pm

    None of Schilling’s commentary should be a surprise. During his Red Sox days, his teammates despised him and would not associate with him before and after games. He is one of those classic Christians whose faith is a mile wide and an inch deep.

  65. April 20, 2016 9:05 pm

    “This latest brew ha ha is beyond hilarious”

    How funny is it now?

  66. April 20, 2016 9:07 pm

    Guys from Phoenix never get an even break. Speak your mind and some jerk looks to slam the door on your fingers. Hang in there, sparky. You are one of life’s winners.

  67. cubman67 permalink
    April 20, 2016 9:16 pm

    Justice was served. What makes this worse is he had his son and the Mother of his children post what a great guy Curt is. He used them as whores. His own family. Sickening. Curt, have some class.

  68. April 20, 2016 9:17 pm

    Wow. That was awesome. Props to you sir….

  69. April 20, 2016 9:20 pm

    Curt, obviously you’re entitled to your opinions and any American would fight to protect that right. The first amendment applies to us all – and you’ve taken advantage of that protection for years (as we all have). However, common sense needs to apply somewhere. And if you’re employed by a major media company, you should realize that you also need to employ a few cultural filters.
    I work at a school, one that appreciates everyone’s input and perspective. But since I want to remain employed, I know better than to make a potentially inflammatory public statement about a topic relevant to someone else’s sense of identity. With me and my buds, all’s good. On Facebook or Twitter, I break out the filter.
    Just simple common sense.
    So when you no longer want or need to work for someone, knock yourself out. Till then, though, just think first about what you put out there for public consumption.

  70. April 20, 2016 9:20 pm

    Curt, you’re fired, and I am not offended.

  71. April 20, 2016 9:20 pm

    Thank God for real men of faith who are unafraid to speak truth in this topsy-turvy age of political correctness.
    Curt, do you really want to work for an organization that kowtows to a militant 3% of mentally ill individuals demanding society accept their sickness as normal? I pray you have enough millions squirreled away that you live the rest of your life like a king – you deserve it.

  72. April 20, 2016 9:22 pm

    Curt..you have the first amendment right to say whatever you want. The government can’t do a thing about it. ESPN on the other hand, can let you go for anything you say they feel does not tow the company line or image. Hope it was worth it. My advice if you ever work in TV again, keep your mouth shut, cash the checks, then when you retire you can say whatever you want.
    In regards to corporations and employers, there Is NO right to free speech in this country. Let the blogger beware.

  73. April 20, 2016 9:23 pm

    Curt, you are an anti-American pro-terrorist piece of shit. Your words spew filth upon the Constitution. Move to Syria and go hang out with your friends in ISIS you sack of garbage.

  74. April 20, 2016 9:27 pm

    Simply out of curiosity, and perhaps for sheer enjoyment of finding out if anyone even will attempt to acknowledge this with an intelligent response, I feel compelled to ask a few simple questions.

    Am I trans ? No, no I am not.
    However, I have an Intersex condition called Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
    If you do not know what an Intersex condition is in general then I highly recommend taking a Biology course in order to properly educate yourself before speaking about this matter as you would only manage to sound like an ignorant moron.

    While in all honestly I prefer to use a single-stalled unisex restroom, they are not always available for use.
    In my opinion, this is the major cause of the bathroom issues overall, not only for those with Intersex conditions, but transgender individuals as well.

    Unisex bathrooms aside, seeing as, scientifically speaking, I am neither male or female, where do you (or anyone for that matter) propose that one, such as myself, go to use the bathroom ?
    Am I supposed to choose based on the gender on my ID ?
    ..The gender that was assigned to me at birth (by a human), based on the assumption that I would turn out to relate to one gender more than the other… ?
    …..The gender that I may not identify with… ?

    Or am I supposed to go to the bathroom that I not only feel more comfortable using, but also matches my appearance ?

  75. April 20, 2016 9:28 pm

    Curt, your right to say whatever you want is protected by the 1st amendment. However, the 1st amendment affords you ZERO protection against your corporate employer if they don’t like what you say. So since most Americans depend on corporate employment to put FOOD on their TABLE, there really is no free speech in this country. My advice is next time you are employed by a major corporation, keep your mouth shut and cash those sweet checks until you retire, THEN you can afford to say whatever you want.

  76. April 20, 2016 9:34 pm

    Waiting for the next blog entry that misunderstands the meaning of free speech lol.

  77. April 20, 2016 9:35 pm

    You talk a good game about “treating everyone equally”, but your clearly show you’ve not put any thought into what would treat everyone equal. There are people with penises who can use a urinal and have a full beard, there are people with vaginas and breasts… they want to do what you say you’re supporting – going to the room that people stand up to piss in, into the rooms where there are only stalls because their anatomy means they have to sit. However, some politicians have decided that they should stick to the bathroom not based on their current anatomy (as you say they should stick to), but to the one based on what their birth certificate says. How many times have you seen someone who looked like a woman walk into the bathroom with you? How many times have women you known complained about men walking into the bathroom with them? But someone with a trucker hat, full beard, beer gut, and a penis… but was born a girl many years ago, they should go and share a bathroom with the ladies because that’s where everyone should feel most comfortable? It’s ridiculous on its face, and clear you’ve put no thought into the issue besides a base knee-jerk reaction.

  78. April 20, 2016 9:46 pm

    Curt, I applaud your position. ESPN is an organization of left-wing panderers to anything that is “stylish”.

  79. April 20, 2016 10:06 pm

    Man, I really like pie.

  80. April 20, 2016 10:08 pm

    Hey Curt,
    I caught a foul ball that you pitched to Granderson back in Fenway just prior to the 7th inning stretch back a few years ago in a game against Detriot. Thanks.
    I’d just like you to know that not everyone has a butt hole. My daughter was born without one, in fact she didn’t have a vaginal opening either. 25 surgeries and 11 years later she still takes daily managemen, multiple times a day. She was born in 2004 and after months in the hospital came home on the day that the Sox broke the curse. I’d like you to try to think about things a bit before you speak or type. Right about now I think that you are an idiot. Just my opinion.
    Good luck with your future endeavors.

  81. April 20, 2016 10:12 pm

    Dude you need to learn how to spell. It’s a brou ha ha, not a BREW ha ha. Wow, how much you make a year??

  82. April 20, 2016 10:12 pm

    Honestly, it’s shocking you weren’t fired by ESPN earlier.

    I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated the baseball knowledge and in-depth understanding of pitching you brought to the broadcast booth….. you may want to just stick with that.

  83. April 20, 2016 10:14 pm

    Wait….So let me get this straight…so it’s okay for transgender people to scream it from the rooftops that they are proud to be transgender and what ever…but if Curt Schilling posts a meme about how he does not like the idea of a man dressed up as a woman using the women’s bathroom….then he deserves to be fired for that !?….So transgender people enjoy freedom of speech to say and talk about how proud they are to be men who are dressing up in women’s clothing and using a bathroom that their birth certificate clearly says they have no business being in….but….if Curt Schilling does not like transgender men using the women’s bathrooms while those men are dressed in women’s clothing, then he deserves to be terminated and face a backlash for his feelings, thoughts and/ or opinions !? That’s the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever heard. F you ESPN. Freedom of speech is not only for transgender people….It’s also for others to share how they feel or think…. Fired him for a meme !?… Where’s freedom of speech at now !?….or it only applies to the people who share transgender view points !?

    • May 19, 2016 11:44 pm

      Transgender folks don’t want to “scream it from the rooftops. They just want to pee in peace.

      THIS is what happens when FAKE Christians (christaint’s?) create FAKE scandals to support their FAKE beliefs (What Would Jesus Do? NOT this!). You see, they LOST when the Supreme Court decided that marriage equality for gays and lesbians is CONSTITUTIONAL and now the law-of-the-land, so they’ve moved on to a new group of folks to HATE, yet something ELSE they will eventually lose. Y’all, it’s “Liberty and Justice for ALL”, not some. What part of this do you not understand? ‪#‎RantOver‬ ‪#‎peeinpeace‬

  84. April 20, 2016 10:19 pm

    “You will NEVER in your lives find a single person who’s met me/knows me who would ever say I treated them as anything other than a human. None.”

    I’d be willing to be that the entire 38 Studios staff that was laid off via mass e-mail after not being paid for a month, and who had their healthcare insurance and their retirement accounts disappear with no warning whatsoever might tend to disagree.

  85. April 20, 2016 10:24 pm

    You’re entitled to your opinions, but don’t stand on a soapbox and defend your stupidity and childish impulsiveness. You were a paid ESPN employee, representing their brand. You knew their rules and you flouted them. That doesn’t make you a martyr for free speech. It makes you an undisciplined lout. Go ahead and speak your version of the truth on your own time and your own dime. Seems like you’ll have plenty of time for that now.

  86. April 20, 2016 10:24 pm

    Hey Curt! First, thanks for 2004…I’ll never enjoy 2 weeks of sports more than that thrill, it was more fun for my sons and I than I can ever convey. You gave me memories with them man, it was special and I’m grateful for the part you played. Second, part of me hopes you never see this because if so, you’re reading some of the other comments too. Sheesh what a world in which we live, right? It sucks what ESPN did today, I imagine you saw it coming and didn’t care. I wish you the best of luck whatever comes next. Political talk show maybe? I’d listen!

    • May 17, 2016 5:41 pm

      Those two weeks in 2004!!! I have never been so exhausted! Unbelievable! Without Curt, never would have happened! My eternal thanks!!

  87. April 20, 2016 10:27 pm

    What this implies is simply that our society has become so sissified that we would rather trade in our freedom of speech for protecting our fragile self image. This election and the support for Donald Trump shows how many people are sick to death of this political correctness. Hey leftists, wipe the tears from your eyes and grow up. ESPN has become a liberal playground and doesn’t fit in with competitive sports. It may be time to start another cable sports centered network.

  88. April 20, 2016 10:30 pm

    Mr. Schilling, you misunderstand. I’m not “offended” by your opinion. I happen to believe that your opinion is stupid and misinformed. There’s a big difference.

    You are some guy who played baseball who thinks that our society should spend resources on making sure that transgendered people go into the right bathrooms. And, you want our police officers and courts and lawyers to enforce that rule. Read that out loud to yourself and tell me that it doesn’t sound like the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard. If you do, I stand by what I just said above.

  89. April 20, 2016 10:42 pm

    The mainstream doesn’t want to hear arrogant views from a sportscaster. It’s as simple as that.

  90. April 20, 2016 10:45 pm

    Curt, I’m with you!! This whole charade is #bassackwards!! I followed your blog, followed you on Twitter, added you to a list on my Twitter, & I’m following you on fb:-) Will all the real men please take a stand?!!

    Irony–getting fired for being a real man rather than a pansy.

  91. April 20, 2016 10:50 pm

    The mainstream doesn’t want to hear the angry political opinions of an arrogant sportscaster. It’s as simple as that.

  92. April 20, 2016 10:53 pm

    Dear Mr Schilling, I support you, you are correct, this PC ‘crap’ is getting out of hand and it is the Liberal media morons pushing it, no matter who and what it destroys. The only way to fight back is to stand your ground, and push back and DO NOT apologize for what you believe to be right, because most likely it is the right thing to do. EFF the Liberals now and forever. — Fab Mundo (Padres Fan, no longer an ESPN fan!)

  93. EricToddEsq permalink
    April 20, 2016 11:07 pm

    Oh, Curt..I’m not offended, you’re just a douchebag that’s all

  94. April 20, 2016 11:09 pm

    I don’t think you did anything wrong. Just a parent worried about perverts and sick people abusing laws made for real people going through through really though things. Its sad we can’t worry about really problems without being called homophobes or something.

  95. April 20, 2016 11:16 pm

    The only dense one is Curt Schilling. You’ve got to be some kind of stupid to keep posting stupid crap after having been reprimanded and suspended repeatedly by your employer. What an idiot.

  96. April 20, 2016 11:18 pm

    What ever happened to freedom of speech?

  97. April 20, 2016 11:20 pm

    This is so so sad: curt shilling has been fired. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, political correctness is a dangerous obstruction of free speech. Our social and soon to be legal free speech are in danger folks. U may think I’m crazy but everyone shud have the right to express their opinion and we’re headed down a slippery slope of losing our right of free speech. This makes me so sad to see a great person persecuted like this by others for exercising free speech. Now they’ve decided they’re gna ruin his life cuz ESPN doesn’t wanna run the risk of being slightly politically incorrect. Supreme Court now wants to ban hate speech. Slippery slope. Slippery slope. Not long before hate speech includes the truth, read my article on disqus: https://disqus.com/home/channel/theconservative/discussion/channel-theconservative/should_hate_speech_be_punished_in_america/
    Free speech is in serious danger. It is one of the key principals of our country and we are losing it. Curt schilling is not alone. It is so sad what ESPN did to him. He did not even post anything. It’s unclear if he even said anything at all. He has denied it. Just the slight ambiguity of being slightly politically incorrect is enough to make u a terrible person apparently tho in our society today. Our culture is becoming more and more oppressive and we are entering a point of no return. Curt schilling will always be one of my favorite players. He is a huge role model of mine, and will continue to be, for fighting through pain in order to achieve greatness. I remember watching him in intense playoff games. he is a great person. Such a warrior and a fighter. Terrific pitcher and arguably shud b in the hall of fame. I feel so bad for him. Love his remarks tho. So perfectly describes state of our society and culture.

  98. April 20, 2016 11:21 pm

    Jessica Rodgers, coward.

    JMHO

  99. April 20, 2016 11:26 pm

    Dear Curt,

    Your tears are delicious. Keep ’em coming.

  100. April 20, 2016 11:46 pm

    Curt, please stop embarrassing yourself. Going through life believing that everybody should live the way you do is narrow-minded and stupid. The fact is that if you’re in a public bathroom and actually notice somebody else’s junk then you’re the one with the problem. Just do what 99.9% of the population does and keep your head down, do your business, wash your hands and get on with your life.

  101. April 21, 2016 12:32 am

    A person can rebel against biology and that’s considered courageous – but if a person rebels against the prevailing attitudes (of what’s considered courageous), that’s considered insane? Only in a country with WAY too much time on it’s hands…

    Besides, why the double-standard? If it’s perfectly acceptable to be completely illogical and come the asinine conclusion that you’re gender a, when you’re clearly gender b, why isn’t it perfectly acceptable to be “completely illogical” and be judgmental about such people, when you “clearly” shouldn’t be? Shouldn’t the people condemning Mr. Schilling for his (what they believe to be) irrational stance be praising him for his irrationality?

  102. April 21, 2016 12:37 am

    Create your own sports Network on the Internet. ESPN is a horrible sports network and it isn’t happy about freedom.

    I don’t watch ESPN anyway, but I would like to see more choices available.

    Freedom how does it work?

    LGBTQP has more power than all of the black community together. They are out of control.

  103. April 21, 2016 12:47 am

    You are a brave patriot — the exact kind this great country was founded upon. And all the pantywaist political correct zombies out there would be in the woodshed in a New York minute if our founding fathers were here today.

  104. April 21, 2016 1:06 am

    You’re a moron. Did that offend you? No? I wouldn’t imagine it would, but it doesn’t change the fact that you, Curt, are a classic moron. You take your anger to the internet and make your beliefs known to everyone that follows you and then you blame them if they are offended by what you said. It isn’t a matter of who is at fault. People have THE RIGHT to be offended. Last I checked this is fucking America. So keep crying on the internet, all you’re doing is revealing how truly insecure and little you really are.

  105. April 21, 2016 1:50 am

    Curt, I am not a baseball fan, per se. Not even big on you- no offense! BUT, I agree with you on this, and had to search out your blog to tell you so because it’s important. WHY? Not because I think YOU are important, but because this issue of transgender rights has been blown so far out of proportion that politicians are creating laws and sheeple are following along, outraged and offended, that someone’s rights just might get violated. GUESS WHAT EVERYONE?! This is just like what happens when everyone gets a trophy for participation! NO ONE WINS, the cream doesn’t rise to the top, so to speak. I’m all for human rights, and transgender people can use the bathroom of their gender identity- WHAT THEY PHYSICALLY ARE IDENTIFIED BY, not what they feel they are inside! Their license has them as a male or female, because that is the physical manifestation they occupy at that time. Until they have gone under the knife to change their body configuration, I don’t see it as that important, nor harmful, to have them use the locker room or restroom facilities that they are physically identified by. This has nothing to do with respect, in my honest opinion. It’s just nature, isn’t it?

  106. April 21, 2016 2:09 am

    “Brew ha ha”? Good grief. Not only obnoxious, but illiterate too.

  107. April 21, 2016 2:28 am

    You are a small, hateful man. Stay out of the public eye until you learn that the world is full of people who are different from you.

  108. April 21, 2016 3:15 am

    Fuck you homophobic bigot with a head like a house cat, enjoy being unemployed you LOUSE!

  109. harrdrain permalink
    April 21, 2016 3:50 am

    Was a big fan of you on my Dbacks as a pitcher and now i am even more of a fan of you as a person. Need more people like you. Screw liberals.

  110. April 21, 2016 4:24 am

    It is true, people choose what they are offended by and that is on them. That said, we also choose what ideas and beliefs that we espouse publicly. Whether Curt, or others, like or agree with consequences that come from expressing those ideas publicly is immaterial. The fact is, there are consequences to what we say The masses determine what is publicly acceptable with their pocket book. When you represent a company what you say is a reflection on them (whether it is intended or not). Just like ESPN cannot just accept a public stance that harms their brand, all of us have a similar (though smaller) expectation in our own workplaces. You disagree? Wander in to your workplace tomorrow and proudly exclaim that you hate mexicans or homosexuals. Tell your next religious customer that God is a farce and Jesus was a con artist. See how that pans out. A wise man keeps his controversial personal opinions to him self in the work place. The unwise man spouts whatever comes to mind and then whines about the consequences OF HIS/HER opinions. Curt, you aren’t pissed at the media or the thin skinned public out there. You are pissed that you made a poor decision and that poor decision carried a consequence. Be smarter next time or repeat the same mistake over and over. It is all up to you.

  111. April 21, 2016 4:41 am

    Of course ESPN fired Curt. What did you expect from the leader in Socialist commentary ?ESPN stands at the forefront of bully Socialism. Bullies don’t care about your wife or daughters safety. Mike and Mike along with The Democrat party will gladly place 10 male rapists in a bathroom with your female family members, if they thought the public would find them more accepting for it. The average ESPN talking head has whatever morals their fellow Democrat party socialist bullies tell them to have. They stand for nothing on their own. The average talking head at ESPN is waiting for Jamele the racist, to tell them what they were supposed to think. I stopped following sports years ago thanks to this socialist propaganda rag. Curt Shilling accomplished more in his lifetime than the scumbag cowards in the front office who fired him, ever will. . Curt is an ACTUAL American. ESPN hasn’t had many actual Americans on the network over the years. They don’t know how to handle Americans with free thought, other than to fire them. I don’t see how Curt lasted that long around a bunch of BLM racists anyway.

  112. April 21, 2016 4:59 am

    I’m sorry Curt. I could forgive a lot but you have brought Jessica Mendoza into my living room on Sunday Nights.That will never be okay,

  113. April 21, 2016 5:03 am

    I’m sorry, Curt. I could forgive a lot, but not what you have done to me on Sunday nights. You brought Jessica Mendoza into my home. Thant will never be okay.

  114. April 21, 2016 5:15 am

    Hey there ya stupid asshole! You’re right – you can say anything you want (practically). However, and this is where most of you FREE SPEECH idiots get it wrong, you do have to face the consequences of whatever gibberish comes out of your fucking yap. You exercised your FREE SPEECH rights and you got fired for it. THAT’S 100% your fault, fuck face.

  115. April 21, 2016 5:26 am

    Great job Curt! A very well written piece.

  116. April 21, 2016 6:10 am

    You’re a child.

    Nobody is arresting you, so stop with the freedom of speech martyr bullshit. If I worked in a public facing position for Koch Industries and overtly promoted Obamacare on my own free time to a massive social media following, they’d probably make my position disappear too.

    You worked for Disney and they didn’t want you posting exclusionary content. They paid you for the sale of your commentary. The value of that commentary, in their eyes, went down every time your baseball insight was overshadowed by your social insight. You acted in dereliction of your employer on multiple occasions and they had enough of it.

    Get a job writing about baseball for Drudge or someone that empathizes. Understand that brands don’t want to be associated with (openly) exclusionary mindsets. It’s bad for business.

  117. April 21, 2016 6:29 am

    look at all these bigots you’ve conjured up. Pat yourself on the back man, you deserve it.

  118. Daniel Chase permalink
    April 21, 2016 6:31 am

    Whatever happened to the attitude of, ‘I might not agree with your opinion, but I will defend your right to express it?’

    One of the things which made America great was the freedom to speak one’s mind….and the freedom to ignore what someone else is saying.

    Sadly I think those days are long gone.

  119. April 21, 2016 6:32 am

    Hate to see you go Curt. As a Phillies fan I loved your pitching.
    As a reasonable guy, I want to say that the press in this country is out of control. The omission of operative words is rampant these days as the rush to the sensational blunts the facts.
    Good luck in the future, you still have many fans out here.

  120. April 21, 2016 6:52 am

    The great Oblaimer vacationer in Chief’s fruit — be offended at everything. Now he is after pictures on our currency. America is a sin sick nation with a monstrously broken moral compass. Offended over everything. Its root – no love for the Word of God:
    Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

    ESPN is morally wrong for firing you Mr Schilling – I would consider it an honor to be fired from that place. They could never pay me enough to lower my standards to work for them. Avid sports fan here and I have not watched sports center in months, Cannot stomach them.

    Typos left here on purpose, so the lame have something to point out.

  121. April 21, 2016 6:56 am

    Go get em Curt. ESPN is the racist not you. I hear MLB network is looking for the best damn analyst going! Stay strong!

  122. Shawn Kavit permalink
    April 21, 2016 7:03 am

    Hahahaha! Buh bye Curt!

    You have the right to an opinion, but society has the right to judge you for it.

    Enjoy forced retirement! Maybe you can try restarting your failed video game company.

  123. April 21, 2016 7:03 am

    Dead-on, Curt. Thanks for the courage to say what any person with a LICK OF SENSE already knows.

  124. April 21, 2016 7:16 am

    It’s almost comical now to see what trivial matter people are gonna get offended over next. Making laws to appease the minority that put the majority at risk is pandering at it’s finest. Keep being you Curt!

  125. April 21, 2016 7:19 am

    Thank you Curt for not cowtowing to the 4 letter network. How come they are not afraid of offending me? I guess because I am somewhat normal, fear God, respect women and don’t want little kids exposed to this kind of crap the liberals are spewing. So thank you for sticking up for your beliefs and not apologizing for them.

  126. April 21, 2016 7:26 am

    Mr Schilling..I”m sorry that ESPN fired you..it was totally wrong of them to do that! Thank you for speaking out against these Un American folks who are trying to destroy our country! May God Bless you and your family, you will be in my prayers!

  127. April 21, 2016 7:30 am

    Thank You Curt!

  128. April 21, 2016 7:33 am

    This is really just a whole lot of whining and moaning.

    Free speech only guarantees that a person cannot be arrested by the government or censored by the government for what they say.

    It does not guarantee a person is free from criticism for what they say- that stifles the free speech of others. It does not guarantee that a person is free from repercussions for what they say. It does not guarantee that a person’s employment or access to a private platform to speak cannot be revoked because of their speech.

    You want free speech, kids, you need to accept that there are consequences FOR your speech. Act like adults. You have the freedom to say what you wish- but you also have the responsibility to take any consequences for that speech. Yes, other people have the same free speech rights to criticize the hell out of your speech, and that doesn’t make them at fault as they also have the right to express their opinions just as you do. By your poor logic, YOU are at fault for being offended by their speech criticizing you. Yes, your speech can get you fired, especially if you are a public figure who represents a company that does not want that speech as their image. Yes, that’s your problem and not the problem of the people who are “offended” since that company pays you to be a voice representing THEM.

    Too many people in today’s society think “free speech” means they get to say any damn fool thing they want and they’re persecuted if any consequences or criticism follows. To them, I say one thing- grow the hell up.

  129. April 21, 2016 7:34 am

    “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”

    You appear to be too dense to understand that in fact, you do represent ESPN when you post. Then again, not anymore, so if that was a mission statement, good job!

  130. April 21, 2016 7:34 am

    Mr. Schilling,
    I have never left a comment on anything but felt compelled to leave one here. I am so sorry you were let go at ESPN for being a free man with an opinion. An opinion that a whole lot of people share. As I read one poster say that they lost respect for you as a man, I gained respect for you. It takes courage to take a stand in this politically correct society that’s trying to be all things to all people. I am very upset that my Wife or Mother may have to share a restroom with a man. This country is going down the tubes in every way and there seems to be no morale compass. Thank you for speaking out and shame on ESPN for cutting you for your right to free speech while supporting the destruction of the morale fabric this country once had.

  131. April 21, 2016 7:38 am

    Just one big, long, and poorly-written rant by an overrated ex-baseball player and now ex-analyst. Newsflash: ESPN is a business. As an a public figure and employee of that business, you represent them. If ESPN believes your opinions will adversely affect their bottom line, you’re out. Pure and simple. This is not a free speech issue. Rather, it is a reflection of the changing attitudes towards sexuality/race/gender in our society (which most of you commenters are not indicative of), and businesses’ desire to cater to that sentiment. I’m sure we’ll see Curt on Fox News soon with the rest of the dinosaurs, opining on climate change with Sarah Palin…right before they too fire him.

  132. ciggybutts permalink
    April 21, 2016 7:41 am

    people are really stupid these days. i quit watching ESPN because of the idiotic way they “broadcast” baseball games. mens bathrooms are for MEN ONLY. womans bathrooms are for WOMEN ONLY. if you have a penis, you piss in the MENS bathroom. if you have a vagina, you piss in the WOMANS bathroom. PERIOD. end of story.

  133. April 21, 2016 7:46 am

    Way to go, Curt! As a Yankees fan, you were “the enemy” when you pitched for the Red Sox, but I have to tell you that ESPN just loss one of its best baseball commentators. It’s sad that political correctness has infected our world to such a degree. I support your right to speak your mind. Thanks!

  134. April 21, 2016 7:46 am

    Don’t Worry Curt , it’s the world that’s gone insane, not you!

  135. April 21, 2016 7:47 am

    I have two daughters and I 100% agree with you! If you have a PENIS, use the men’s room! This entire push for boys and girls to “decide” which gender they want to be on any given day is so wrong. We are different, for a good reason.

    That being said, there have already been many issues with men dressed as women peeping over stalls, photographing teen girls and even standing naked in a swimming pool dressing room in front of little girls. Police have their hands tied and can do nothing if anyone is allowed in any bathroom, locker room or dressing room. May as well hang out a “Perverts and Rapists Welcome” sign. This will not turn out well.

    We are not saying all Transgender people would do these things at all. We are saying they are opening the door to a lot of danger for women and children. How can they protect .001% of the population by endangering everyone else? Are women the only ones who don’t get that “safe place?”

    I bet 98% of the population agree with us. This should be a ballot issue for STATES. No one should get fired for their opinion on this one! The majority seems to be the only ones not treated equally these days.

  136. vorpal permalink
    April 21, 2016 7:49 am

    Being offended?
    Not the issue and is irrelevant.

    Curt spreading lies and misconceptions about trans people that contribute to a culture of harm, ignorance, and discrimination against trans people?
    That is the issue.

  137. April 21, 2016 7:51 am

    1. The reason for this article.
    2. The haters that post bitter responses.
    3. A look at the world around us.
    All three make a sane person believe that this world has gone to Hell, but you Curt Schilling, will not accompany them.

  138. April 21, 2016 7:58 am

    If only you could run a successful business, you wouldn’t have to beg sports media for a job you were no good at anyway.

  139. shadowsd permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:08 am

    If you’re religious enough to add the word “Lord” to your post and capitalize it, one wonders if you’d be ok with people saying things about extreme Christianity. If your issue is that you want to specific about particular threats and that’s why you specify only Islam, it would be more rational to speak against radical Salafism or radical Wahabism, because wouldn’t that be more specific?

    That said, while there are legitimate grievances out there people have with different things, I agree with you that too much outrage in our culture is feigned and thoughtless; in many cases, it distracts from the things that people should actually be outraged about. This doesn’t mean that the people critiquing you don’t have a point – they do – but some of them are, as you correctly suspect, cogs in the perpetual outrage machine, something I have no tolerance for on the left OR right. That outrage machine on both sides has reached critical mass after eight years of Obama derangement syndrome from too many critics on the right, and now with Trump derangement syndrome from too many critics on the left; each man has some positions that are not broadly agreed upon, but the critics set their hair on fire so badly that all you can see is the smoke.

  140. Charles Mattson permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:09 am

    Finally. Someone with the guts to be a symbol against all the Pc crap dragging our country into an abyss. Call me a racist intolerant homophobic white supremicist. I don’t care. Oh. I’m a republican too. So let the intolerance begin!

  141. April 21, 2016 8:10 am

    One more reason to not watch ESPN. You tell the truth you get fired, even when it is common sense. God grief if you would have laid this out as a scenario that could happen 20 years ago you would have gotten laughed out of the room. Now it is common practice. Sad state of affairs.

  142. April 21, 2016 8:15 am

    You’re dead on, balls on right, Curt. This country is going down the tubes because of this political correctness in an undisguised attempt to stamp out all opposing viewpoints. We cannot let these Marxists win. Kudos to you for expressing yourself this way.

  143. April 21, 2016 8:17 am

    I don’t want a man in my daughter’s bathroom – EVER – even if he has a wig and a dress on. We have to stop this madness now before an innocent girls gets hurt.

  144. Charles Mattson permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:19 am

    Finally. Someone standing up against all the Pc crap. Call me intollerant. Call me racist. Call me a homophobe. I don’t care! Oh. I’m a Christian and Republican too. Let the intolerance begin!

  145. April 21, 2016 8:22 am

    On Topic: Why not make a third public bathroom option for people who want gender neutral? Sure there are some who are legitimately wires crossed, but there would be a lot of predators getting off(literally) on shitting in the same room with a member of the opposite sex.
    Off topic: Is this the Adam Nagel from last year who’s now moved on to Rowan U? https://www.facebook.com/adam.s.nagel

  146. April 21, 2016 8:28 am

    Curt, your courage is admirable. Don’t allow the PC bullies to intimidate or silence you. Your points are valid, regardless of what the latest, ridiculous progressive indoctrination dictates. ESPN has become a caricature of a left-wing policy mouthpiece–ever since giving an ESPY to Bruce Jenner for having the balls to reveal that he is a cross-dresser.

  147. April 21, 2016 8:30 am

    Sure, everyone is entitled to their opinion, even when its backwards and stupid. You’re also entitled to reap the effects of that opinion when its made in public. And that’s what is happening here. Poor old Curt is getting pushed out because his way of thinking is dying off, literally.

  148. April 21, 2016 8:32 am

    Mr Schilling,

    This is ridiculous how this is blowing up in the news. Any sane person would not want their child to go into a bathroom with a ‘man who thinks they’re a woman’. Of course the cultural Marxists have to make a big deal about it.

    Also I think you’re a great pitcher. Though I’m a Yankee fan, your pitching is great. Still mad about the 01 World Series.

    =^)

  149. April 21, 2016 8:34 am

    A few things Curt:

    First and foremost: Pedro won us that world series… you were just along for the ride

    Secondly: You are a world class hypocrite when it comes to politics. Have you paid back the taxpayers of Rhode Island? you are the definition of a welfare queen. Sorry your cartoon game didn’t work out.

    Third: Your antiquated views are on the wrong side of history. Yes you are allowed to have any opinion you want. More importantly your employer can also be embarrassed of you and want to distance themselves from your ignorance.

    Lastly: Pedro won us that world series

  150. April 21, 2016 8:38 am

    Thanks for your leadership and insight. Since I don’t get “offended” often, I fail to see how those who wish to protect women on one hand, wish to open them up to assault and rape in a bathroom? This has NOTHING to do with transgendered people. It has to do with decades of abuse by men sneaking into bathrooms to abuse women. There are thousands of cases all over America. This opens the door wide for unfiltered axcess into women’s bathrooms by all perverts, rapists and assaults. We now have men assaulting boys in mens bathrooms, so I guess in Progressive Logic, it’s only “fare” to expose little girls to the same fate. Low IQ required to not see the violation of common sence.

  151. April 21, 2016 8:39 am

    While Mr. Schilling has no problem readily doling out ignorant and offensive comments (and I certainly support his right to free speech), he is not capable of sitting on the other side of the table. Good for ESPN…it’s about time!

  152. davidp070 permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:40 am

    You’re a bigoted turd who needs to go away. And if that offends you: tough shit. You sucked at baseball, you were way overpaid, but now you don’t have to work anymore so vanish and fuck off from society.

  153. Kevin Paradine permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:41 am

    Mr. Schilling: one thing you must always keep in mind is that the world is full of stupid people. If the average IQ is 100, that means that half the population is below that. Particularly in entertainment, but also in other lines of work, these stupid people make up a significant portion of the clientele or audience. Stupid people are easily motivated by human insecurity to form mobs against anything and anyone that is different than they are. The kind of harassment you are seeing is the same that caused kulaks (“rich” peasants) in the Soviet Union to be persecuted as well as McCarthyite anticommunist witch hunts here in the US. I don’t know if it helps you to know that it’s just a bunch of stupid people finding a “socially acceptable” form of prejudice against others. I hope it does.

    What it does prove is that people never change. Just as prejudiced and discriminatory as always – just in a different direction.

  154. April 21, 2016 8:43 am

    I feel for you, Curt. While discretion is the greater part of valor, and if I were your personal friend I would just advise you to keep more opinions to yourself or get off social media, I am totally on your side in this. You should be able to share opinions without getting blasted by the media, and without false statements being made about you, and certainly without getting fired. I am sure there is a lawsuit to be had in this, but I hope you just shake the dust from your feet and move to another company that will let you be you (like Colin Cowherd did). Good luck to you and God bless.

  155. Jay Notel permalink
    April 21, 2016 8:44 am

    Thank the lord!!! finally someone is saying what everyone needs to hear!! the North Carolina law is not about bigotry…it’s about everyone having a voice, not just the 2 people who want to use the women’s bathroom (question, will there be an issue in the naturally born female community about transgender males leaving the toilet seat up after they are done peeing?). North Carolina law acknowledges that we can’t make everyone happy, but says “we don’t want to be mired in lawsuits over what happens since we can’t make everyone happy”. What exactly is wrong with that??? I’m a Columbia law graduate with a gay son whom I treasure, support and love beyond words….but the simple fact is Curt Shilling is spot on right about this, ESPN is dead wrong, as are all the gay CEO’s and other performing acts that have pulled out of North Carolina for some publicity stunt. I’m sick and tired of all the rhetoric – the truth his you can’t make everyone happy – we need to stop worrying about the overcoddled ‘small voice’ that for some bizarre reason is actually much louder than the voice of the silent majority!! Hooray for Curt and thank you –

  156. April 21, 2016 8:50 am

    Curt, you are entitled to voice what ever opinion you choose. I totally support that First Amendment in the Bill of Rights that we should all be able to enjoy.

  157. Dean Patrick permalink
    April 21, 2016 9:02 am

    As part of the protected and offended class, i want you to know I am NOT offended by your comments. I believe in free speech for everyone. However, I believe also as a private company ESPN has the right to react to your speech if it deems it offensive. They like any other company should wish to avoid controversy and simply sell their products or services without the possibility of offending any of their customers. You may not like their reaction to your words but they do have a point.

  158. April 21, 2016 9:14 am

    You got what you deserved you bigot. I’m not offended nor surprised. Your heart has just shown through. Karma sucks, eh Curtsey?

  159. April 21, 2016 9:16 am

    “See here’s the thing. I do NOT care what color you are, what race, what sex, who you sleep with, what you wear. I don’t care and I never have. I have opinions, but they’re just that, opinions. And opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they usually stink.”
    Liar. If you didn’t care you wouldn’t have posted a comment. The truth is you DO care and you think less of people based on gender identity and sexuality. It’s been proven before by YOU! That’s why you’re out of a job now. Blame your own ignorance and stop blaming others.

  160. April 21, 2016 9:20 am

    Right on Curt. Just keep being you. Looking forward to seeing/hearing you back on the air at some point talking about the great game of baseball.

  161. April 21, 2016 9:22 am

    Liberal logic and Transgender issues have one falacy in common……they both want you to do as they say, and never listen to what you want to say or do. If the arguement or position, is not in their best interest, screw you! Drawing a line on what is acceptable has become so distorted, anything goes. Wrong. Liberalism and its ideas have had a run for 8 years…..times are a changin…..and not fast enough.

  162. April 21, 2016 9:30 am

    It’s like none of you have ever met a trans person. sheeesh… Talk to a trans person and ask them about the challenges they face and how it is far from a lifestyle one would “choose” to live. All they want to do is go pee in a public restroom. Maybe Curt gets sexually turned on by hearing women pee in the ladies washroom, but most trans people don’t. They just want to pee. Why are these anti-trans people so focused on the genitals of transgendered people? They just want to pee. If you sickos go to the washroom and peer over the bathroom stalls to check the genitals of the person urinating next to you, you are perverted. Trans people don’t do that. They just want to pee.

  163. April 21, 2016 9:39 am

    Support your position and say “Right on!” to speak your mind in a day where we can’t have a difference of opinion without being called names like homophobe, racist, intolerant, etc. Respect and other virtues are something we all agree on…..unless we don’t agree on something.

  164. rtblaisdell permalink
    April 21, 2016 9:44 am

    Dude, if your “offended” then STOP READING! We all make choices to quite our jobs, or to do this, or stop doing that, or what have you. But DO NOT place the blame on someone else for YOUR decision to be “offended”. Mr Schilling is spot on & ABSOLUTELY right on everything he said in this post. He has morals that he’s standing up for. I admire & respect him for it. I have nothing but love & respect for the LGBT community, but I don’t respect or support their lifestyle choices. I love them as my Jesus would, but I’m not going to condone what they do. Men’s bathrooms are for men only. Not for women who are pretending to be men. Women’s bathrooms are for women only. Not for men who are pretending to be women. I’d be HIGHLY uncomfortable sending my daughter to a women’s bathroom knowing a man who’s pretending to be a woman is in there too. Or one goes in while my child is in there. Extremely uncomfortable. Don’t defend transgender people for the choices they make in their lifestyle. If you don’t like what I say, stop reading it. No ones forcing you to read anything. God bless. Grace & Peace.
    A Deeply Concerned Fan.

  165. April 21, 2016 9:47 am

    A private citizen expresses an opinion via a forum that is unrelated to his work, and is terminated from his job for making it? That is the very definition of fascism.

  166. April 21, 2016 9:52 am

    Not really sure why people are struggling to understand why he was fired. You are absolutely entitled to your opinions, god bless free speech. However, you still represent your employer when you say things in a public forum. Did anyone actually think anything other than the end result would happen?

  167. April 21, 2016 9:53 am

    Reblogged this on On watch for America – One Vet's observations and commented:
    Agree with Curt and we better find our way quick or the Unityed States of America will no longer be United – this idea that the micro minority has a percieved greater right than the majority is wrong. There is one thing to be accepted and tolerated it is a wholly different thing to have indoctrination and the rights of the majority eroded. I stand by Curt!

  168. April 21, 2016 9:57 am

    Thanks Curt, it’s past time that decent people speak out. I’ll be happy to call this what it is. it is nothing more than a homosexual fetish being played out as “trans genderism”. These people are perverts that are mentally ill. If this offends you, so what. If inclusiveness and tolerance is what your wanting, be tolerant of my opinion.

  169. April 21, 2016 10:06 am

    ESPN is a left wing Obama chit show. Curt is right. But the left wing gay chit show won’t put up with anyone telling the truth about these pussy gender confused faggots and the liberal media.

  170. comanchepilot permalink
    April 21, 2016 10:16 am

    Curt – I know you’re not stupid, but Connecticut has very clear rules about employers making employment decisions based on one’s sexuality – it cannot form part of an employment decision. ESPN is screwed. . . . enjoy your real retirement when the lawsuit lotto pays off. . .

  171. April 21, 2016 10:18 am

    Mr. Schilling, let me first start out by saying that I watched every moment of the 2004 World Series (I was living in Taunton, MA at the time) and I wept when you carried us to a win and reversed the curse. That being said I began to follow you in the media here and there, mostly about your philanthropy and your retirement from the MLB. I was thrilled to see that you, despite the pandering to the sheeple exhibited by ESPN and others, unapologetically stated your thoughts and beliefs via social media so as to reach the WORLD! I am an admirer and wanted to express thus.

  172. April 21, 2016 10:20 am

    Curt. You protest too much. If you truly don’t care, why do you continue to make critical comments regarding these issues. People who don’t care don’t tend to make incessant commentary. Glad I won’t have to listen to you when I watch the game. Go away now.

  173. April 21, 2016 10:21 am

    There’s nothing more intolerant in the world then the “tolerant” Left. They make Torquemada look tolerant.

  174. April 21, 2016 10:30 am

    If you have an opinion, doesn’t it mean that you actually care? You’re like a sixth grader who tries to turn a dumb blurb in his favor.

  175. April 21, 2016 10:33 am

    I like Curt, but I think he forgot that free speech rights only apply to leftists, who can say anything they want.

  176. April 21, 2016 10:36 am

    Curt,

    Love your blog. 100% support you. As if gender specific bathrooms is even an issue that needs support! What a world . . . . As an attorney and prosecutor, the top-down imposition of the liberal version of identity politics as dogma is insane to me, as it denies all authority of law and common sense. Forget ESPN. The culture is about to collapse and they’re going down with it. You’ll be left standing.

  177. April 21, 2016 10:37 am

    Thanks Curt. As one who was recently made aware of my “micro-aggressions”, I stand with you 100%. My advice to them is: grow up and enter the real world where stuff happens. As you, I have deeply held beliefs which are challenged, no offended every day. Do I make an issue of it? Or do I just move on with my life? Amazing how sensitive our society has become. How fragile. And we know fragile things break easily. Tough times ahead brother. Hold on to your beliefs. Those values will see us through as others are tormented by the flame. Keep the faith!!

  178. April 21, 2016 10:37 am

    the Left actually invent ways to be offended, most of the time for attention and money. look at the gay who is trying to blackmail Whole Foods! pathetic liberals.
    ESPN=ESPC

  179. April 21, 2016 10:52 am

    Glad you got fired! See you on the streets!

  180. April 21, 2016 10:55 am

    Hey Curt! I am an intern at the Family Research Council and I was asked to reach out to you about being on our radio show (Washington Watch with Tony Perkins). I tweeted you earlier as well. Hope to hear back from you! You can email me or my supervisor at mpyburn@frc.org and achao@frc.org

  181. April 21, 2016 11:02 am

    Mr. Schilling,

    I respect you not only as having been a great player, but also as having been a tough and smart player — there aren’t too many players that regularly read books of any kind. I greatly appreciate all three of those characteristics. That said, you’re not being particularly smart about being on the internet so much. If you post anything other than superficial PR stuff, it will lead to grief. That’s how the internet works: two-way free speech. You shouldn’t be upset with others for posting opinions or exerting influence when you do the same. That is how a democracy is supposed to function. Support for expressed “bad” ideas can only be trumped by support for expression of “better” ones. And, rest assured, now all expressions will be challenged. That’s the beauty, for some, and the horror, for others, of the internet. My advice: stay off as much as possible. Stick with Halberstam, McCullough, Shaara, Sheehan, Ward, Ambrose and company during your downtime. And trying seeing things from a persecuted person’s perspective sometime. Think about how hard a transgender’s life must be. You see, the problem I’ve noticed with self-proclaimed conservatives is not what many liberals would suggest — a deficit of empathy — but rather that they empathize too much with people they know and are like. In many cases, this becomes obvious when their previously held views change because someone they know and love turns out to be gay, or a drug addict, or to have had an abortion, or be an immigrant or of a different religion. What if your father, sibling or child was/turned out to be a transgender? No, really. Imagine it. Feel the pain. Live in it in your mind for a while. I know you’re capable. You’re a gamer. That means you can imagine better and more interesting worlds that aren’t bound by the way things are and have always been. I’m a gamer too, and a former ball player, and a poli sci degree holder, and a former soldier, and a mostly liberal independent, and I’m straight, and I’m fairly well off, but I’ve felt pain and I can imagine that of others — others that are humans just like me — no better and, certainly, no worse. It’s your choice: be a champion for the oppressed or a hatchet-man/crony for authoritarians. Please, don’t be so…small. Your once were, and could be again, so much more.

  182. April 21, 2016 11:03 am

    You should know better than anyone, Curt – three strikes and you’re out. You fucked up for the last time.

  183. April 21, 2016 11:08 am

    As the father of two young women, I am absolutely opposed to the idea of men being permitted to use public ladies’ rooms. If that makes me a bigot, so be it.

  184. April 21, 2016 11:10 am

    Well said. The “offended” industry is a sickness. Talk about “offended”, I’m offended by them, as they are indeed highly offensive and belligerent people. Worse, they waste everyone’s energy, energy which could be devoted to real problems instead of problems that only exist in the delusional minds of pathetic fools.

  185. April 21, 2016 11:17 am

    Fine. Whether you’re a genuine racist, bigot, homophobe or xenophobe can be debated.

    But you are most definitely a 49-year-old adult with the cognitive abilities of a child:

    —You think saying “these are my opinions and mine, alone” protects you from the consequences of your ignorance when you subsequently broadcast that ignorance to the world.

    —You think “hey, I have friends who are gay and friends who are Muslim” somehow excuses your ignorance as if the (dubious) approval of handful of homosexuals and/or Muslims means your mentality is appropriate. Do you not understand that these communities are made up of millions of INDIVIDUALS who don’t share a hive mentality?

    —You claim to care only about people and how we treat each other right after boasting how you’ll always be passionate and honest even if the audience doesn’t like it, which means you’re too ignorant to grasp the concept of social context. Which means your claim about only caring about how people treat each other conveniently excludes how YOU treat people.

    —This entire, profoundly ignorant and narcissistic rant reads like a middle school essay. You’d think someone who just recently got fired from ESPN might know a proofreader or two.

    For the record, nothing you’ve ever said or done has offended me. You’re too irrelevant to do that, but you clearly offend others and have talked yourself out of a company that, almost literally, has no shame.

    I’d take that as a hint.

  186. April 21, 2016 11:21 am

    No schlongs or manturds in the ladies room. Circle slash.

  187. April 21, 2016 11:23 am

    Buh-Bye, Curt!

  188. April 21, 2016 11:26 am

    Seems timely… https://youtu.be/ZJL4UGSbeFg

  189. April 21, 2016 11:28 am

    Curt – I think this world is too easily offended. I do think, however, that there are black and white rules and our world has gotten too politically correct. We need someone of influence willing to take a stand for common sense. If it offends people, too bad for the people. Life can be hard….Deal with it. The fact that you are a celebrity people listen to what you say, but please do not ever dial it back in the face of negative press. That is the worst thing you could do. Stand up. In the words of Aaron Tippin – “You’ve got to stand for something or you will fall for anything.”

    For anyone else tired of all the political correctness then I encourage you to visit the fledgling website StandUpForAmerica.Today

    Go get ’em Curt. Don’t back down.

  190. April 21, 2016 11:35 am

    The world is on the brink of economic collapse, world war, and Europe is undergoing Islamic invasion, progressives are fighting for the right for grown men pretending to be women to use the same bathroom as little girls.

    Hooray for progress!

  191. April 21, 2016 11:37 am

    I’m as liberal as can be and even I can see the double standard of Curt being fired. For example, why wasn’t Cris Carter fired for his comments at the rookie symposium last year?Schilling should collect the rest of his contract and work elsewhere…he’s a great baseball analyst who can be appreciated at a different network.

  192. April 21, 2016 11:43 am

    Whats offensive about bloody sock Curt is how he ripped of the people of Rhode Island and went broke after career making tens of millions.

  193. April 21, 2016 11:49 am

    I’m a libertarian. I don’t want laws. I want women with pepper spray and guns to feel free to defend themselves from any pervert peeking, masturbating, flashing or just being a CREEP in the ladies room. That should be enough to keep the guys who can’t pass as women out.

    Meanwhile Trump the cheapskate and friends better start building single stall gender neutral bathrooms. They aren’t women and they don’t belong in womens private spaces – including the prisons that convicted sex criminals and women murderers are trying SO hard to get into. It’s not just bathrooms.

    Thanks for speaking your mind. This PC crap is just a distraction from all the other ways government is screwing us – or is it a way of controlling us so they can screw us??

  194. April 21, 2016 11:51 am

    Any company would normally have the right to terminate whoever they want EXCEPT for gender or religious reasons.
    However, last I heard we had freedom of speech, so what ESPN has done is despicable and anti-American.
    Why is it that ONLY liberals determine what is allowable and what is not?

  195. April 21, 2016 11:51 am

    Now that is how you face Bullies. AWESOME! God i hope this is real!

  196. April 21, 2016 11:53 am

    Left unsaid so far, the guy in that picture CAN use the ladies room in some cities and states. And any criminal that wanted to use these laws to target innocent victims can do so. Curt, you are probably lucky that ESPN fired you, they are owned by Disney, the same company that replaces their own American workers with foreigners. They are the under control of the LGBT mafia, I’m sure your next gig is going to be much better, and it will be working for a better company that is for sure.

  197. April 21, 2016 11:57 am

    thanks for the voice of reason in these unreasonable times.

  198. April 21, 2016 11:57 am

    Well, I got partway through reading this, and lost interest after I realized I didn’t know who Curt Shilling is, or what the blog entry is about.

  199. April 21, 2016 12:04 pm

    I’m surprised your passionate deeply-held values allowed you to live in Massachusetts and play for the Boston Red Sox. Living among us liberal ‘frauds’ must have been tough. Because, while you say you don’t care what color or religion someone is or what their sexual orientation is, you obviously do.

    I can’t believe I was ever one of your fans.

  200. April 21, 2016 12:06 pm

    To be offended by ‘free speech’ is indeed a bonus that helps one to challenge their beliefs and convictions. A frivolous anecdote to share when discussing comfort rooms with a transgender some months ago remarks that when I suggested their could be 3 bathrooms, the reply that one more, or 4, might be a better goal i.e. a broken one . . . don’t ask if there are only ditches where you live without time to grapple with having a conversation of 140 characters or less.

  201. April 21, 2016 12:12 pm

    I am 100% with you on this Curt. How did people in this country get so messed up that you can’t even voice your opinion about something on your own social page? I am sick of it! So sorry you are taking such flack….but know that there are plenty of people in this country who are behind you and your freedom to say whatever you want to on your Twitter, Facebook, or whatever PERSONAL page you have!!

    • April 26, 2016 4:02 pm

      so linda, you’re against big government and all those liberal programs, but you don’t think a business like espn has the right to fire people who don’t represent its values? typical conservative hypocrite.

  202. stinkfoot63 permalink
    April 21, 2016 12:17 pm

    Please be honest and call this what it really is- magnifying and exploiting an “issue” to get maximum political mileage… seemingly to provoke something useful from a targeted segment of the population… something like what you tweeted out. You furnished them ammo to be used not only against you but to choreograph a campaign against our culture.

    There’s a big picture where mainstream “information” sources play a key role where a small fraction of one percent of the population gets characterized as being victimized and the remedy being forced onto us opens the door to abuses by those who would claim protected gender identity status in order to gain access to facilities they do not belong.

    You words would have been well tweeted if it were not for your status as a public figure. Instead they were fashioned into something useful to the demagogues sowing discord among us… the same group[ of people utilizing racial advocacy to destabilize neighborhoods inhabited by the very minorities for whom they have so much supposed compassion.

    I cannot sufficiently suspend disbelief to think that those generating these issues don’t know fully well the trouble they are provoking- and you played right into their hands. The thing is that as much contempt that the demagogues hold you and me, they equally hold all those whose causes they pretend to advocate and providing narrative targeting the mental illness and perversion being celebrated furnishes them ammo to silence you.

    Opportunity squandered.

  203. April 21, 2016 12:24 pm

    we’d probably disagree on some finer points but I totally agree on your main one. This current environment truly does prop-up and incentivize cowardice. People are now several degrees of separation removed from the offenses they vicariously live through. It’s pretty scary..

  204. April 21, 2016 12:29 pm

    Thank you for standing up for your Christian beliefs. You are a strong example to us all.
    This development shows how Christians undergo persecution for not sanctioning sinful behaviors.
    For those who do not like that word, it means behavior which SEPARATES a person from God.
    Not just any old God or Buddha or other deity–NO!–but the only God. The one who reveals Himself in what we call Sacred Scripture or the Bible has told us same sex relationships offend Him and are in fact an abomination to Him.
    Curt, if you ever meet the guy behind all this, you have my permission to slap his face with a bloody sock.
    Stay strong.
    Cole

  205. jrdallas permalink
    April 21, 2016 12:32 pm

    I hope you won’t be offended when I say that ESPN should have fired you when you said that Hillary Clinton should be buried under a jail. You went too far with those comments. Much like you went too far with with your video game business. It is sad that you give the impression that don’t know your limits. You were a great baseball player. You have a name and a following. Here’s to hoping that you find yourself, your post-baseball playing self, learn to stay within yourself, and do great things in the world over the next 30-40+ years. Peace,

  206. April 21, 2016 12:43 pm

    Thats great Curt, that you feel passionately about expressing your opinion, However, Why can’t ESPN in turn, do the same? Like you said, Everyone has an opinion, and people don’t have to be forced to associate with your opinion. While this may be “Your personal space” , You represent(ed) ESPN at all times.

    IN the immortal words of Craig from Friday “Bye felicia”

  207. April 21, 2016 12:45 pm

    Isn’t this America, which prides itself on “Freedom of Speech”? Curt Schilling gets fired from ESPN while other individuals and groups like the LBGT, Muslims, Somalians and….. Black Lives Matter can get away with everything with their racial comments, threats and illegal behavior, but an American white male, who happens to be a conservative can’t do the same?!?! Schilling shouldn’t be unemployed long. Unless MLB Network or Fox Sports also subscribe ESPN’s liberal standards, they would love to have a guy with his baseball knowledge and TV analyst experience. Keep saying what you think Curt!!!
    Bill Sz….. Minneapolis

  208. April 21, 2016 12:54 pm

    Liberal transgender supporters to forcing the whole of society to spend billions building separate facilities accommodate transgenders is bad enough, but willingly endangering women and children by allowing anyone unrestricted access to women’s restrooms, lockers and showers is asinine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzwMJAFWLtQ

  209. April 21, 2016 12:59 pm

    Go Curt! It maddens anyone with common sense when the “excited to be offended” crowd desperately start attacking those that have a right to an opinion. The problem as I see it is they want to shut down free speech by useless methods such as shaming those smarter than they are who have figured out this is all phony baloney.

  210. Alberta Mach permalink
    April 21, 2016 1:11 pm

    No employer is required to retain an employee if they break their contract. Most contracts have an employee code of ethics and an employee code of conduct. Since he had been warned before not to embarrass ESPN, my guess is it was, metaphorically, his third strike and out.

    To blame it on a single issue opinion is pretty lame.

  211. April 21, 2016 1:21 pm

    I don’t quite understand why you have to apologize. This is the result of a New America one based on freedom of speech (as long as it’s the correct one)…..Punishing people for the perceived hurt while letting real criminals lose to do real harm…..One of religious freedom (just don’t stand by those deep convictions against LGBT crowd or they will call for you neck in a noose) One of supreme court Justices making law (a function of the legislative branch not Judicial)….and one of granting special rights of a Transgender 6 year old over the parents school kids that are not ok with a male(born that way) “whipping it out” in the girls bathroom. No, Curt, for once I think someone in the media did the right thing! Problem is you will have to live with the consequences and as much hurt as the progressives claim we do them by just voicing our opinion………they are sure willing to dish it far worse Hurt to anyone that disagrees with their Utopia…..I don’t think they will like it when they get there.

  212. April 21, 2016 1:48 pm

    You are kind of an idiot Curt, you can have any opinion you want, but you are a public figure, and you are also a father providing for his wife and children, you should think about that more and learn to keep your trap shut when it’s a topic that a large amount of the public has an opinion on. Check with your employer when you want to post something controversial, they will tell you if it’s ok or not, and if you did that then you wouldn’t be unemployed right now.

  213. April 21, 2016 1:52 pm

    Hi Kurt, random United States citizen here that wants to thank you for expressing you opinion. I think it’s being stifled in the United States and I don’t like it. Have a nice day.

  214. April 21, 2016 1:56 pm

    God bless you Curt….it’s a shame there aren’t more people in positions of influence who will rally around and protect free speech for patriots like you or any of us for that matter.

  215. botvinnik permalink
    April 21, 2016 2:07 pm

    I ain’t forgot 2004, Shilling.

  216. April 21, 2016 2:13 pm

    Dear Mr. Shilling,
    Thank you for just sticking to your guns. You are allowed to have an opinion, just as I. Our opinions may or may not match but we can have them. ESPN’s corporate decision loses them another viewer. Looking forward to following your career.

  217. April 21, 2016 2:16 pm

    Wow. Right before this, I read this.
    http://www.vox.com/2016/4/21/11451378/smug-american-liberalism
    I can’t help but think there’s a connection between Smug Liberalism and Schilling getting railroaded for not expressing the “correct” opinion of the Knowing.

  218. April 21, 2016 2:30 pm

    Support you 100%. Done with ESPN!

  219. April 21, 2016 2:33 pm

    Maybe one of the reasons Mr. Shilling sounds of in a “mean-spirited” way is because so much is being shoved down his throat (and people who feel as he does). “Trans-gender bathrooms” are not the issue. Those
    pushing this could care less about those people. The true goal is the undermining of our society. They have succeeded beyond their imagination I think. Mr. Shilling speaks for millions but, unfortunately I think he may be too late. We have been “transformed” as Mr. Obama said we would be 5 days before his inauguration. It’s sad really.

  220. territiffany permalink
    April 21, 2016 2:37 pm

    I don’t know you but I heard this morning what happened to you and I am very very sorry. We have a right to our opinions.I’m sad about so many people getting so offended. It’s getting worse and worse and it isn’t right. Just wanted you to know that we agree and wish what is happening wasn’t.

  221. April 21, 2016 2:41 pm

    I don’t think Curt should be fired for his opinion on this issue. However, if you want to learn the argument Curt, here it is:

    The reason men shouldn’t be allowed into women’s and girls ;legally private spaces is because it puts women and girls at risk. It’s not about urinals being for penises or anything else. It’s about women’s and girls RIGHTS.

    For all the whining that will come after this, please see this video where you’ll see that legally allowing males into women’s and girl’s private spaces is a violation of OUR rights:

  222. April 21, 2016 2:42 pm

    I get that your mad but you are also going on the attack and talking like an ass. So if you respond with the same stupid crap that you are getting mad at everyone else for then you get no pity from me.

  223. April 21, 2016 2:42 pm

    It is sad that we have come to people being fired for voicing their opinion. It would be totally different if the post demonstrated hatred or incited hatred for transgender people but it did NOT. This is much like Fascism where opposition to a group is suppressed.

  224. April 21, 2016 2:56 pm

    I am so sick of the out of control political correctness that goes on in this country. People get fired for expressing their opinion! How is that right? As a Christian I find the homosexual lifestyle offense but if I dare speak up I could loose everything. Curt I am glad to see you are no longer working for a Network that gives an award to a guy who dresses like a woman and calls it courage.

  225. April 21, 2016 3:00 pm

    You were fired because you come across as a self-important bore who worships his own opinions. ESPN has the right not to be associated with someone like you. You have freedom of speech and your employer has the freedom to fire at will when you aren’t in a union. You should have known better.

  226. April 21, 2016 3:11 pm

    “This is likely the easiest way to address all of you out there who are just dying to be offended so you can create some sort of faux cause to rally behind.”

    I love this first statement because it points out exactly what the problem is in our society. There are far too many people out there who actively look for things to be offended about. Whenever someone says anything controversial you can bet there will be a sea of people wanting to be offended so they can complain about some perceived slight. It’s a faux outrage. Curt Schilling’s opinions doesn’t impact my life any more than a trans person’s opinion impacting my life. If Schilling’s posts and statements bother you the problem isn’t with Schilling, it’s with yourself. If you don’t like it, block it. It’s so easy to ignore people online.

  227. April 21, 2016 3:16 pm

    If there is any ambiguity, by all means, clarify — but NEVER apologize for saying what you believe.

    Apologize when you’re wrong, but never for the truth.

  228. April 21, 2016 3:19 pm

    your offended because people are offended by you..hey hypocrite thats all on you

  229. April 21, 2016 3:21 pm

    Bottom line – Curt – if you talk about baseball, my opinion is that you are interesting and articulate. If you talk about anything else, my opinion is that you should just shut the F up because you are not interesting and it appears that you have no idea what the F you are talking about. Your problem is that you are a public figure who is paid money by ESPN to talk about baseball and as a result, when you open your mouth about other things, there is a good chance people will have no choice but to hear you. You deserve to be fired not because you were insensitive (I don’t really care if you were or not) but because you were stupid enough to talk about something other than baseball in a public forum. Yes – you are entitled to your opinion but if its not about baseball – keep it to yourself. You got what you deserved.

  230. April 21, 2016 3:23 pm

    Hence the rise of Trump…People are tired of being afraid to speak what they feel. This is eerily similar to McCarthyism in the 50’s

  231. April 21, 2016 3:31 pm

    There exists no fundamental or constitutional right to be offended. Or to be not offended. There is a first amendment right to free speech but that protects you from government action. A person being offended by someones opinion is telling about both people. As the Old Marine said: Tracers work both ways…

  232. April 21, 2016 3:39 pm

    Good for you Curt. It is about time someone stands behind their opinion and does not apologize for it. When you stand up for your convictions in America today you have no recourse but to be labeled a “racist, or ignorant”. Just think what is going to happen when a girl gets assaulted in one of these bathrooms, and it is going to happen, all these liberal unintelligent sheep will be hiding in thir parents basements.

  233. April 21, 2016 3:57 pm

    lol
    I always find it funny when grown adults base their worldview on an imaginary character from the middle east.

    1 – Jesus or mohammed or what ever make believe god or savior you want to thank for your existence, aren’t real. (i honestly can’t believe is 2016 and people all over the world believe in magical beings……)

    2 – You have every right to post whatever you want but that doesn’t mean that the rest of society has to accept you. not that you should care.

    I’m just waiting for all these ignorant baby boomers to expire so we don’t have to live in a world with magical jesus is used as an excuse for being intellectually challenged.

    Some people’s only talent is throwing a ball across a distance but once that is no longer possible they take to social media to argue with people who have a different point of view. lol

    what a joke.

    p.s.

    If I would have based my opinions and worldview on the easter bunny you too would see my life as being sad.

    • April 24, 2016 2:44 pm

      Darwin–
      I assume by your comment you are young, lacking experience.
      You are intelligent to make these observations—However–Ask yourself this question–
      After 2000–that’s TWO THOUSAND YEARS– why would people with the same IQ as you, with the same questions you have–why would those people believe in the Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth???
      The whole story is pretty ridiculous–doesn’t make logical sense–reasoning doesn’t lead to a conclusion like this- Sooooo- why do they believe what they believe?
      The answer is very simple. Those people asked–out loud–for that spiritual Being to please come into their lives.
      They said, as I did, “God, if you exist, I want you.”
      I have a college degree, I owned a small business have some smarts. But I didn’t know if God existed and wanted to know so I asked.
      The thing is when you ask—— He will reveal Himself to YOU.
      That’s why, after 2000 years people go to Church and actually give their hard earned money to support their Church for the continuation of the teaching abou the God who created you.
      Try it–get alone somewhere and tell God, if you exist, I want you—Something will happen and He will reveal himself to you.
      Once that happens you’ll be able to get your priorities straight and get the truth.
      Hope things work out–
      Print this and save it somewhere so in years ahead, April 24, 2016 A.D. Will become THE most important day of your life

  234. April 21, 2016 4:04 pm

    For the record, I have never liked you, the player, person, business man, or analyst – particularly as an analyst. You are crass, overbearing, wrong, and intolerable. Sure you could throw a baseball and were one of the most dominant pitchers of your generation, but really who cares? Your skill was something to be emulated; however your attitude, slovenliness and general disposition has always been a pockmark on your character.

    With that being said, I cannot sit behind my computer and type that you are not allowed your opinion. Of course you are allowed your opinion and even if I disagree with it with ever fiber of my being, I will defend your right to speak your mind. That is really only half the story though isn’t it?

    While you may or may not discriminate against people in practice – I can neither deny nor verify any such case – you are naïve to suggest, especially in this highly volatile social climate, that your words should be only that, words. You of all people, spending the greater part of your life in the spotlight on a platform, should understand the weight of your words. You making disparaging remarks about a particular segment of the population, while perhaps unfair, is an entirely different animal than if I, a nobody, was to make an off color remark to my friends at a bar or on twitter for that matter. You know that so please do not try to hide behind the veil of the evil liberal media.

    While you are entitled to your opinion and have the inherent protection to spew it to whomever you wish that does not absolve you of the hurt it may cause. It is not anyone else’s fault or problem if they are hurt by your words. Nor is their fault if you are held to task for your words. If you truly don’t believe your words or actions should cause harm to another human being you are a sociopath. The onus is on you. If you are going to stand up as a man and spew hurtful hate speech you have to be a man when people are hurt or there are consequences.

    Treating someone as human goes far beyond the simply act of putting on a face. Saying you have never treated anyone you find morally reprehensible poorly to their face is not something to be championed. Signing a LBGT’s baseball with a smile and then campaigning against their inherent civil rights is not noble. It is abhorrent. To treat someone as human is to see them as an equal outwardly as well as inwardly. Show everyone respect when they are directly in front of you or halfway across the globe.

    So Curt, you spineless gutless fraud, it’s on you. Hide behind that Bible you hold so dear. Interpret it literally because you are too dense to understand the real purpose of it’s teachings. It’s your fault everyone has left you and are now alone. But hey now you can scream your opinions as loud as you want!

  235. April 21, 2016 4:14 pm

    “My opinions only represent me” literally 100% wrong. You represent a company, you did stupid shit. You got shit canned. Don’t play innocent you fucking retard.

  236. Steve J permalink
    April 21, 2016 4:15 pm

    Curt – You’re one of baseball’s greats, but honestly, this firing by ESPN was meant to be. That company is declining, laying off many people as sports fans seek out alternatives. Many sports fans like myself lean conservative – I’d say the majority do – and the takeover of sports media and the professional leagues by activists for sexual deviants’ rights sicken us. It’s time for you to go out on your own, wherever that may be, and be a voice for us, the many, but the powerless. We with traditional (i.e. normal) values don’t teach at college, and don’t own media or corporations. We have jobs, we raise kids. We know men go to the men’s room, women go to the women’s. We know what a marriage is, and what it isn’t. Your voice is needed in the fight against those that want to destroy our culture. I look forward to seeing more of it.

  237. April 21, 2016 4:15 pm

    Now even I am a fan…[a Cardinal fan]… Go Curt! Most of us have similar sentiments and many Jews like me consider barbaric Islamic extremists as the Nazi’s were for sure… our western media fails to report the weekly examples of their threats to annihilate us that take place on a continual basis … thanks for standing up for what you believe. By the way, no man masquerading as a woman better ever be near my granddaughters restroom either.

  238. April 21, 2016 4:24 pm

    You’re right Curt. I am offended by bigots. My bad.

  239. April 21, 2016 4:34 pm

    For a throwback guy — wonders never cease to amaze me — that you embrace “The Ways Things Were”………but you use Social Media to blow your smack……How is that?……Once upon a time there was a ballplayer named Curt Schilling, born in 1966……way before the Internet, about 30 years before the first iPod………Grow Up Dude……….know what they call an ex-MLB Player?…..an ex-MLB Player……….we dont care what you have to say, but you said it and now in the immortal words of Drumpf ~ ………or as Drumpf would say — YOU’RE FIRED!!!!!

  240. April 21, 2016 4:52 pm

    Curt, thank you for standing up for conservative principles and values. Sadly, the mainstream liberal media is inclusive only if and when you adhere to and accept their principles and values. Otherwise, as you know all too well, you are jettisoned as excess and unwanted baggage. I am confident that there will be other and better employment opportunities for you. You have my continued respect and my support.

  241. April 21, 2016 5:04 pm

    Thanks, Curt. At least a few decent men left in this country.

  242. April 21, 2016 5:19 pm

    Curt, keep fighting the good fight and speaking truth to the ever-growing number of gutless, spineless cowards!

    And to anyone who is offended by Curt’s opinions: F**k Y*u

  243. April 21, 2016 5:19 pm

    Reblogged this on clemsonfanjt and commented:
    That is awesome Curt…..Keep up the good work

  244. April 21, 2016 6:01 pm

    Thanks, Curt.

  245. April 21, 2016 6:47 pm

    I’m sick and tired of normal people having to worry about offending the perverts. Enough!

    ESPN is NOT tolerant, and are pushing the radical left’s hate agenda.

    Hopefully Fox Sports will have the good sense to pick you up.

  246. Lisa Oguin permalink
    April 21, 2016 6:52 pm

    Curt, Thank you for your honesty and for standing up for what is right. I for one will not be supporting companies that cannot provide my daughters with a girls-only restroom. The fact that how someone feels is more important than a child’s safety is ridiculous! Just one reason why people should not make decisions based on emotion. Decisions should be made based on what is right/wrong, morality, values, and integrity. I am sorry to hear that you lost your job but I am sure there is a better company than ESPN that would love to have you working for them. ESPN is obviously a biased company (sure they will be next letting men use the women’s restroom). when their other analysts condemn conservatives, Christians, the tea party, those analysts receive no penalty whatsoever. We wish you the best in your future endeavors… (We used to enjoy watching you play for the Diamondbacks. We were big fans!) may God bless you and your family!

  247. April 21, 2016 7:51 pm

    Amen Mr. Schilling, Amen.

  248. April 21, 2016 7:53 pm

    Amen Mr.Schilling

  249. April 21, 2016 8:12 pm

    “opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one and they usually stink.”

    In this day and age I have my doubts that a statement like the above is entirely accurate. “Opinions” can only be like “buttholes”** if ALL those that have “opinions” do, in fact have “buttholes”**

    Mr. Shilling you, I and others may have this mistaken understanding or “belief” with regard to “opinions.” Let’s not roil in our ignorance (that those “offended” by your personal, “level-headed” “H8-in” opinion have been good enough to point out (I sure learned something from your “ignorance”)), Instead of being the sad little, throw backs to reality, we might celebrate and thank those, sans (that’s French) “buttholes”** that SPEAK and/or BREATHE their sh*t.

    The future is not ours, so float that air biscuit and light a match.

    **pronounced using a combination of “Bu” as in Buford and “thol” like Athol, MA so as not to offend those troubled by such egregious slang; of course you have the plural in there as well, which you can kind of roll off the tongue and teeth in an “llzz” fashion or from the “L” of “AThol” toss in an ethnic, Latin American-esque sounding “Lez” i.e. Gonzales/Gonsalez. Mid-caveat warning – employing the Central/South American-esque flair may “offend” those still reeling from the Mytilenean revolt of 428-7 BC on the island of Lesbos; Please take this into consideration when commenting aloud and using the term “buttholes” in any conversation or post as even chatter about the “weather” may offend others.

  250. April 21, 2016 8:30 pm

    Cool story shilling you ignorant loudmouth redneck

  251. April 21, 2016 9:25 pm

    I love you!!! Thank you for posting the picture of the scary transgender guy. Simple and Nicely said underneath the picture. You should have been promoted not fired!! As a fiesty mom America get real! That picture says a million words. Think of what our forefathers did for this beautiful country. Quit worrying about whose feelings might get hurt and think of our next generation. Vote Cruz! He’s the only one that does not have a corrupt mind.

  252. April 21, 2016 9:59 pm

    Hear Hear! Speak the truth! Be the Standing Man! You’re not alone, man!

  253. April 21, 2016 10:17 pm

    Right on Curt. God forbid anyone ever speak common sense in public anymore. I’m boycotting ESPN in the meantime.

  254. April 21, 2016 10:29 pm

    Curt, regardless of how one feels about transgender people and restrooms, can I be offended at the sheer stupidity of a public figure sharing that meme and commenting on it? Unless you WANTED to get fired?

  255. April 21, 2016 10:30 pm

    Jesus would be sad for you. You seem oblivious, willing or otherwise, of the hurt you perpetuated. 1 John 3:17 KJV

  256. April 21, 2016 10:36 pm

    Curt, I totally support you. Thank you for standing up for what is morally and spiritually correct. Our “liberal” friends are blinded by trying to be “politically” correct. You make us real men with real values proud. Thank you.

  257. April 22, 2016 12:03 am

    Amen! Our society is such a dysfunctional mess and the media and the loony left idiots have contributed to the down fall of this country as well as the liberal loony professors in colleges throughout our country poisoning the youth of our country to believe that we all have to win, be a like, believe the same, be lazy and get a big fat paycheck, destroy anyone who doesn’t believe the way you do, etc., etc., etc. It’s beyond disturbing. Our country is in the damn toilet and it is extremely saddening. I’m very sorry you lost your job for expressing your opinion, your First Amendment right to do so, and I will never watch ESPN again. I assure you that if you were a black man and this happened you would still have your job. However, at least you still have your integrity, your faith and your character even if ESPN showed they have none of those things and that they are a bunch of judgmental, politically correct aholes.

  258. April 22, 2016 2:03 am

    We’ve come to a terrible place when we aren’t allowed to say that men should not be in a women’s restroom without being called bigots! I’m over here all scared to bring up the topic with anyone for fear of being called intolerant. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being brave enough to say what needs to be said in a public forum.

  259. April 22, 2016 3:59 am

    Enjoyed the read, Curt! Stay strong and screw those who get up in the morning, look in the mirror, hate what they see, and try to make everyone else’s lives as crappy as theirs!

  260. April 22, 2016 6:25 am

    Curt, Trump supporters cry unfair whenever their blowhard lumimary spews forth a garbled mess of lies and accusations that amount to the same.
    My point is, somebody is always eager to jump on the bandwagon, to follow their lemming harbinger over the edge of lunacy, and shout whatever rhetoric that is the flavor of the day. Hell, look at the Jonestown massacre, that should put things into perspective. Whenever I hear the newest anthem of idiots being sung on social media or mainstream media (these songs are hardly sung in the streets), I just let them know I support their right for stupidity by saying, “well, good for you” then I run far away and remember to never talk to that person again.
    In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman “This city is headed for a disaster…….Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together…..Mass Hysteria!
    Curt, these are just a sign of the times. Doesn’t mean we have to share our dog house with the alley cat.

    • April 23, 2016 11:08 am

      Your Venkman quote brings to mind another gem that “oddly” enough is appropriate to the subject at hand, (I know you know where I’m going with this). During the argument when the electrical grid was shut down and Venkman verifies the “truth,”

      “Yes it’s true. This man has no dick.”

  261. April 22, 2016 8:40 am

    Curt, us oddball, dying US breed, “straight” people, were sad to hear the news of your termination. Hope you do better than with the cutthroats at Disney.

  262. April 22, 2016 9:26 am

    Why do we really care what some ex ballplayer has to say. Most of the jocks I knew growing up could barely spell let alone think reflectively. He is just another ex jock. carry on folks nothing to see here

  263. mc7e permalink
    April 22, 2016 9:40 am

    Curt’s problem was less about what he said, and more about all of his political views. True, if Curt didn’t post as he had, he’d likely still be at ESPN. But he’d still be on the bubble that he was on before he made those posts. The truth is ESPN weighs all of one’s political leanings before making a decision to fire or not fire. If Curt held various progressive views, they would have taken him aside and given him a stern warning for putting them into the hypocritical position they reside in today. Look at any number of other ESPN personnel who have made a controversial statement in social media and remain on staff at ESPN today. Its because they had other progressive views which ESPN saw as a plus when weighing whether they should be fired or not.

  264. Marvin Williams permalink
    April 22, 2016 9:51 am

    “I can’t wait for the next logical step in the war on bathrooms: the gym. How can we expect the trans community to shower and change in a place where they feel uncomfortable??

    I know I’ll take full advantage of my gender questioning and fluidity by showering and changing with women everyday.”

    Happy to hear thoughts from the rational people out there who think this is about hatred towards the 700k in the trans community not a logical way of protecting the remaining, innocent 320 million citizens.

    Note: the argument “that will never happen” is an unacceptable response…we’re talking about straight men using the women’s room based on feelings, not science.

  265. April 22, 2016 12:31 pm

    Curt,
    As a Yankees fan you broke my heart too many times to count. Nevertheless I admire the way you played the game and have nothing but respect for the way you carried yourself on the diamond.

    As a law student, not only do I concur with your invocation of your first amendment right of expression, belief, opinions, and religion; but I would vigorously fight/advocate for your and anyone else’s right to do so no matter the degree to which I agree or disagree with such positions. Sadly, the political economy and media-entertainment complex we live in means that people in positions like you are at risk of losing their jobs should they voice unpopular or controversial opinions. ESPN terminated your employment because the backlash from your unpopular opinions would have hurt their revenue stream, NOT out of some kind of deep held belief about inclusiveness and equality – it is likely had your post (and previous one) not caused uproar ESPN would have cared one bit.

    That aside, I do take issue with your conception of people being ‘voluntarily offended’, absolving yourself for any impact your words and discourse actually has. On a theoretical level–yes words, ideas, and pictures only have meaning WE ascribe to/ interpret them to have, but in reality there is a discursive cannon in society. This is fundamental for our interactions between one another. Would you seriously fault African Americans for being offended by white supremacist Klan hate rhetoric? Or Jewish persons offended by the hateful vulgar rhetoric of the anti-Semite? This is not to compare what you said with the discourse of Klansmen and anti-Semites, but are examples using your internal logic.

    I don’t believe you are a bigot or filled with hate. I take you at your word that these are opinions and beliefs, and are not an indication how you treat people on a personal level. Unfortunately, there are many people who have similar beliefs/opinions as you which do inform their interactions with people on a personal level; creating a climate of animosity, alienation, and contempt.

    Also, bathroom monitors/inspectors? How does this policy even work in the real world? Need a birth certificate to enter the restroom? Gender/genitalia appraiser?

  266. April 22, 2016 1:40 pm

    Would it be considered ‘offensive’ or illegal if a person of the transgender persuasion used the handicapped facility room? I’ve never seen separate men and women handicapped toilets. They are used by both — or all – genders.

    There are several restaurants in Cambridge, MA, where I live, with ‘unisex’ toilets. Never a complaint I know about in over 25 years.

  267. April 22, 2016 1:50 pm

    ESPN -Gutless & politically correct. You deserve better Curt!

  268. April 22, 2016 2:07 pm

    After finding out your recent issues with ESPN, I looked for and found your blog. Thank you for giving me a new homepage to head to every day. Also, keep up the good work, I agree with you!

    Brian D.
    http://www.thedailyfitnessjournal.com

  269. April 22, 2016 2:55 pm

    Curt – Question. That money you “support” your family with, doesn’t that belong to the Rhode Island tax payers?

  270. April 22, 2016 6:10 pm

    Never explain, never apologize.

  271. April 22, 2016 11:32 pm

    You are behaving like a child. You are out of line. As an employee with any company your are expected to abide by their rules Freedom of speech is not a legitimate argument when taking a check. Do better for your family and stop being a moron.

  272. April 23, 2016 1:29 am

    Transgenderism is a mental disorder. The correct name is Gender Dysphoria. (DSM V pg. 451/9 Prevalence 0,005/0.014% for natal adult males and 0.002/0.003 for adult natal females.) There is absolutely no reason there should be laws forcing anyone to participate in someone else’s psychotic fantasy.

    • April 24, 2016 1:16 am

      Dysphoria is the mental distress which derives FROM the biological condition of being born transsexual. One wonders why it is you are so quick to cite the DSM in order to “prove” being trans is a mental disorder, then fail to respect the collective opinion of the very organization which publishes that book – and every other relevant major professional organization – concerning the proper treatment of said condition?

      Either you are deliberately deceiving or, more likely, gullibly deceived.

  273. April 23, 2016 5:53 am

    Great post Curt. An amazing number of people have logged in seeking to be offended as you say.

    I had to read the NYTimes article three times before I understood the difference between what the original poster said, and what you said in your comment. I am sure it was deliberately misleading to try to slime you with as much as possible. I even saw an article by Larry O’Connor, who is a conservative radio guy who also was misdirected by the Times article. It might be worth contacting Larry O’Connor to straighten him out, but the left, as demonstrated by these comments, can’t really be reached any more.

    You certainly have my sympathy for getting fired over stating a few random facts. Please keep fighting for conservative ideas against all this leftist nonsense. I wish you the best and plan to fight the left with you as best I can.

    Joe Richards

  274. changingview permalink
    April 23, 2016 5:53 am

    LOVE you, Curt. I couldn’t agree with you more about all of it. Thanks for your heart, your love for God and others, your integrity and your honesty. So sorry that the extremists are making everything you say extreme. In today’s society, very few can take more than 20 seconds to figure anything out.

  275. Will Mack permalink
    April 23, 2016 6:59 am

    I have sent a letter to my cable company asking that if they have a package without ESPN. If they do not, I will cancel my cable TV. The reason is I work a lot in suicide prevention and what I have found is that people who think sex is a recreational activity have a 4 times higher suicide rate than people who think sex is a unitive and procreative activity.

  276. Will Mack permalink
    April 23, 2016 7:04 am

    I have asked my cable TV company if they can provide me a package without ESPN. If they can’t, I will cancel my cable TV. The reason is that I am involved in suicide prevention and what I’ve found is that people who think sex is a recreational activity have a suicide rate that is 4 times higher than people who think sex is a unitive and procreative activity.

  277. Will Mack permalink
    April 23, 2016 7:40 am

    I have asked my cable company for a package without ESPN. If they are unable to provide one, I will cancel my cable TV. The reason is that I am involved a lot in suicide prevention. I have found that people who view sex as a recreational activity have a suicide rate that is 4 times higher than people who view sex as unitive and procreative.

  278. April 23, 2016 8:23 am

    Oh, Curt, stop your little baby whining and crying and making excuses. For once act like a grown man and accept that, whether you intended it or not, your post came across as intolerant, bigoted and trans-phobic. And your own words attached to the meme that “a man is a man no matter what he calls himself” proves that your understanding of the trans issue is woefully deficient. You have been called out in the past for tweets and comments that come across as racist and ignorant. The fact that you continued that behavior and never learned from it shows your lack of self awareness. Also, you worked for a company owned by Disney, you should have known better. So accept your fate like a man and don’t worry, I’m sure FOX will now pay you 10X’s your old salary to say all the ignorant, blow-hard bullshit you want.

  279. April 23, 2016 9:15 am

    curt, you have the ability to do things that we cant. thank you for saying exactly what i feel. What about the little 5 yo rights. Who will keep her safe. Why is it now if you disagree with gays and lesbians , your a sexist, racist, Extremist ???? we need to protect everyone. If target is so hell bent on letting transgenders rights be protected. Lets see them put their money where there mouths are. I think they should build a third restroom in everyone of their stores. You know that happened in a high school. It wasnt good enough the boy wanted to be in with the girls. However the majority of the girls did not want the person in their. Who’s rights got trampled? It seems the left is always looking out for the minority at the expense of the majority. I also feel that to each his own. I do not discriminate against anyone.

    • April 24, 2016 1:12 am

      respecting trans rights does not increase the risk to children. Please think for yourself and do not be so easily manipulated by those who profit politically from lying to you.

  280. April 23, 2016 11:34 am

    You have the constitutional right to be as offended as you please. You also have the constitutional right to be as offensive as you please. Being fired over expression of your offensive speech is, I believe, violation of your constitutionally protected right of expression. I don’t get the idea that some how an employee loses their rights granted by the constitution as a condition of their employment. I guess this would be a question to put before the Supreme Court of the United States of America and not left to the CEO’s of various corporations and media persons.

    • April 24, 2016 9:51 pm

      Your employer can fire you for any reason. In this case, ESPN did not like the way a spokesperson was representing himself and felt it reflected badly on the company. So he was fired. No Supreme Court necessary. Schilling can say what he pleases. And ESPN can fire him as they please.

  281. April 24, 2016 1:10 am

    (apologies in advance for length, but a decent respect for clarity demands some thoroughness)

    Mr. Schilling, I want to approach this subject on a higher level than, perhaps, you are accustomed to seeing. I’ve seen your comments elsewhere concerning your former employees who were trans, and your child’s involvement with LGBT activism and I take these at face value as indications of the legitimacy of your assertion that you are not “transphobic” (I’m not really a huge fan of that label anyway). However, at the same time, the current controversy does in fact arise from some problematic attitudes and as a fellow follower of Christ, I ask your indulgence to consider a respectfully offered counterpoint to your positions.

    First of all, let me just touch on your comments here. One need not be “looking to be offended” to take exception to the image which provoked the current drama. Whether you intended to be responsible for the image appearing under your name or not, the fact that it did goes to the heart of the problem. Laying aside the “functionality” comment for a few moments, let me just suggest that for a person of good will towards trans people, particularly one who’s interacted with trans people he respects and MOST particularly for one who names the name of Christ, the ONLY reasonable response to that image was to call it out as unkind, unloving, and unworthy of the discussion about trans-respecting laws, whichever side of the issue one finds one’s self on. The only possible intent of that image was to demean, mock, deride, dehumanize, and stigmatize trans people in general via “guilt by association” propaganda. The only decent response to it is to denounce it. Let me offer an analogy – if someone posted an image of Fred Phelps and ask on the image why aren’t we all adopting Good Christian Values” would you, as a believer, not automatically recognize that it was intellectually dishonest to associate your faith with Phelps’ insanity? Why then do you not recognize – and denounce – the tactic when it’s used against others?
    Our Savior modeled for us, and expect us to emulate, empathy, compassion, grace, mercy and love most of all for the most marginalized outcasts of society…and yet in the 21st century too many Christians revel in not only a completely opposite attitude towards the outcast but take considerable pride in helping KEEP them outcasts. He reserved his harshest rebuke for the Religious leaders who manipulated the ill-informed populace with a theology structured around measuring yourself superior to others based on your adherence to a set of rules, rules more often than not devised by men not revealed by God. And yet the Traditionalist culture created by politically motivated manipulators claims the name of Christ while living out the behavior of the Pharisees.
    Yesterday I listened to Tony Perkins speak at length in your defense and use your case as yet another talking point to deride trans people – playing the Pharisee as he encouraged his listeners to shun and shame the outcasts. Jesus surely wept. Mr. Schilling, please, for Christ’s sake, don’t be a Pharisee, and don’t be silent when you see other believers doing so.

    Now, about the restroom thing. There are somewhat over 500 words in this post so far and I could EASILY triple that in the course of even a brief but thorough discussion of how political manipulator Pharisees like Perkins are inflaming ill-informed people on the bathroom discussion. Essentially every assertion they’ve made is 180 degrees opposite of the actual reality. But it is not a subject to which one does justice by attempting to prioritize brevity:

    1. The so-called “bathroom issue” is a false narrative created by the Social Conservative leadership in order to create a new scapegoat in the wake of having lost the public conversation in terms of demonizing gay people. It’s true that their loyal followers still hold often astonishing levels of bigotry towards gays, but those people do not constitute a majority of the voting public, so they needed a new villain.
    These men and women are well aware that in past propaganda wars, “bathroom danger, “penis panic” and “think of the children” have all been very effective tools to provoke fear and anger (there’s a reason Ted Cruz keeps saying “grown men in little girls’ bathrooms” as if there’s a room in every mall which is labeled “Little Girl’s Room”) and so they ignore all the other ways trans people are discriminated against – ways that the general public doesn’t support – and lies to people that the only issue at hand is bathrooms, in order to keep them afraid and angry.
    2. One of the ways we know this is because laws which include trans people under non-discrimination protections, including public accommodations which include restroom access according to gender identity, have passed in 18 states since the first one went into effect in 1993. They also exist in over 200 cities, many of them for decades. Until the last couple of years, none of these encountered any controversy at the time they passed. If it was REALLY about protecting the women and children, where were these “family” crusaders over the previous two decades?
    3. Likewise, we can know objectively that the SocialCon groups are lying because we can examine the track record of what happened before and after those laws were enacted, and we can also compare the jurisdictions where these laws exist to those where they do not. Based on this objective evidence we can easily see whether or not these laws lead to an increase in sexual assaults in restrooms or, indeed, at all. We don’t need to speculate about unintended consequences because the facts are in. The predicted increased risk simply HAS NOT APPEARED. We can say with absolute confidence that laws which protect trans people from discrimination in public accommodations do NOT lead to an increase in predatory men invading women’s spaces and doing harm.
    4. Similarly, the reality is that trans people have been taking their lives and their livelihoods into their hands and using the restroom consistent with their identity/presentation for as long as people have been transitioning because we MUST – the alternative is considerably worse. As huge as the mountain of evidence which i referenced on the previous point is, this one dwarfs that one. It is so indisputable that trans people opting for the restroom appropriate to their identity never hurt anyone, that even strident anti-trans activists avoid making the claim that we represent a danger. Everyone defers to “oh, it’s not trans people but the people who use this as cover…” – but as I pointed out in the previous point, this simply doesn’t happen to an increased degree.
    5. Conversely, trans people should they comply with the expectation of using restrooms designated for their genitals (or worse, their original birth certificate) in so doing “out” themselves to any stranger in the vicinity. This reveals their private medical information (against which we have Federal laws it’s such an important concern) and puts them at risk of losing their job, their home, their physical safety or even their life. To say nothing of stigmatizing the person as “not real” which contributes to the intense dysphoria which leads all too often to self-harm.
    6. Additionally, again assuming compliance to obviously unenforceable laws, if one were to assume the “logic” of the Pharisees that predators in droves are watching for an opportunity to enter the ladies rooms under false pretense (as opposed to sneaking in unobserved or whatever) – if that were true (it’s not) requiring trans men to use the women’s room allows the theoretical predator to walk in without disguise based on the pretense that he was born with a vagina. If the reasoning was sincere (it’s not) then they are creating the problem they claim to be protecting us from.
    7. As alluded to, the laws like North Carolina’s HB2 are entirely unenforceable. They create a situation that can only lead to “vigilante” enforcement (already there’ve been several cases of non-trans women being tossed from restrooms on suspicion of being trans). It also cause considerably more anxiety for ALL women as we’re now being told we have to be on high alert for predators and perverts, despite the incredible rareness of sexual assaults in public restrooms.
    8. Speaking of rare, did you know that over 80% of all sexual assaults are committed by a perp previously known to and trusted by the victim? That more than 3 in 4 are committed in a private residence? That virtually none are committed in public restrooms or locker rooms by strangers…and of those which are most are same-sex (i.e. not relevant to the discussion of a penis in the ladies room) …and those which are opposite sex are often trans women being molested in men’s rooms (when they are foolish enough to go into them to avoid trouble in the ladies room) …and of the very VERY few involving a (non-trans) male preying on a female in the ladies room, almost none of those involve the man assuming any sort of disguise as female/trans to gain access and of THOSE (based on the propaganda of the anti-trans crowd, one can only find less than half-a-dozen examples), they are no more common in places with trans-respecting laws than in those without.

    In summation, there was no problem that needed a right wing solution. Trans people are regularly victims of discrimination in housing, employment, healthcare, and other sorts of public accommodations. THAT was the problem Charlotte’s NDO (and the over 200 similar laws passed before it) set out to address, likewise HERO in Houston and the NDO Jacksonville decided to not even try because they didn’t want the war Houston had. Real, legitimate, discrimination against the most stigmatized and disrespected demographic in our society. Not just bathrooms. The fact that public restrooms just happened to be included under the umbrella of “public accommodations” simply recognized in law the state of affairs that already existed and said to the bigoted “don’t be an ass about this.”
    But to the Social Conservative Pharisees, taking away their ability to discriminate against these people (and gays) was tantamount to the government “legitimizing” something their traditions (not their Bible, it’s not in there) identified as sin. And they were so used to their government legislating their moral traditions that they can’t abide a government that’s not a tool in their legalistic hands.

    So they lie. They create a “new” “crisis” which had never been a crisis before to advance a political goal. And when you make remarks about restrooms which reflect an ignorance of all these facts I’ve explained to you, those of us who’s very lives are at stake feel within our rights to object. You see, what you see as a “harmless” observation of “common sense” in fact reinforces the mentality which sees us as “freaks” and “perverts” who maybe “just need some sense beat into us.” It least to trans people being murdered, and trans people including kids taking their own lives rather than live in a world which thinks so very little of us. The price that people like Perkins pay for their political manipulations is real, legitimate, blood on their hands. Blood for which they will give an account, if the God the Bible describes does in fact exist to settle accounts.
    Don’t be like them, sir. Be better.

  282. April 24, 2016 1:11 am

    just a bookmark comment here in order to check the box to get e-mail notifications. Ignore it.

  283. April 28, 2016 5:01 pm

    Curt, your bloviating only reflects what an incredible ass you are.

  284. May 10, 2016 3:38 pm

    Watching ESPN these days makes me wanna throw a towel over MY head! You’ve got this VN vet in yer corner. BTW, thanks for ’93! (https://crockettlives.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/stuck-in-gender-neutral/)

  285. October 13, 2016 6:57 pm

    Well said. Just remember, if I’m offended it means I care more than you do, and am therefore superior.

  286. October 21, 2016 7:16 pm

    Just saw your appearance with Chris Matthews. Only slightly surprised by your comments; totally appalled by your willingness to ignore facts (or your own ears?).

    You’ve obviously been watching a bit too much Fox. It only teaches you to hear what they think you should instead of what might actually be said.

    Continued exposure has been proven to be detrimental to any grasp on reality.

    There is help out there, but you have to be willing to look for it.

    Good Luck finding it. Closed minds need it most.

    Corrupted souls are not beyond redemption. If you truly are a Christian you know where you need to look. I am, and I have. Hope you can do the same.

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