HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A CrossFit legal researcher who supported an Indianapolis CrossFit owner’s decision to cancel a homosexual pride workout has been fired for expressing on his personal Twitter page that celebrating pride is a sin against God.
According to reports, trainers for CrossFit Infiltrate had planned a workout to coincide with this month’s Indy Pride parade in the streets of Indianapolis. However, when owner Brandon Lowe learned of the corresponding pride workout at the facility, he cancelled it.
Manager Johnnie Martin soon sent out an email from ownership explaining the cancellation, which stated in general—without mentioning homosexuality—that it is the belief of CrossFit Infiltrate that pride of any kind is not beneficial to a person’s well-being.
“We believe that true health forever can only be found within humility, not pride. Humility is seeing oneself as they truly are, and as God truly defines them to be. As a business, we will choose to deploy our resources towards those efforts and causes that line up with our own values and beliefs,” the email read in part.
The decision soon made homosexual advocates upset, including pride workout organizer Ryan Nix, who said that a number of employees, including the manager of the gym, consequently decided to quit.
“Please tell your friends not to join this place,” he also wrote.
Russell Berger of Huntsville, Alabama, the now-former legal researcher for CrossFit, personally weighed in on the situation on Twitter, thanking CrossFit Infiltrate for living out their biblical beliefs. He lamented that there is
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