By: Michael Ganci

Daniel Murphy Doesn’t Approve of Gay Lifestyle


Daniel Murphy made headlines late last night when he proclaimed that he disagrees with Billy Bean’s lifestyle — Bean is a homosexual and he came out two years after his playing career ended.

Yesterday, Bean visited Mets camp as part of a program that preaches acceptance and tolerance, and Murphy responded with nothing more than idiocy and ignorance with his comments. Here’s what he told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

““I disagree with the lifestyle,” Murphy told the Daily News when asked about Bean’s visit. “But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love a teammate who is gay. I was glad he was here today and to hear his story.”

“I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual,” Murphy continued. “That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect.”

“Getting to know him.” That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100%.”

What made Daniel Murphy the authority on what’s right and wrong? First of all, being gay isn’t a lifestyle, in my opinion. If you’re gay, you were born like that, and there’s no reason you should be treated any differently than anyone else. I am a straight man, yet I have gay friends and there’s nothing wrong with them. Murphy has a warped sense of how to view things that are different than what he’s used to.

“I’m not here to change anybody or tell them that they’re wrong,” Bean told reporters yesterday. “This is our country. We’re allowed to be who and what we want. I think the important thing is understanding the big picture — that if you are a player on the Mets or in a big-league uniform, there’s a huge responsibility that goes with that. And I think they can understand that regardless of what their personal opinion is of me. I can’t be everybody’s best friend.”

Murphy needs to wake up and smell the 21st century. What makes this country the best one in the world is that it’s a melting pot of different races, cultures, beliefs and ideas. If he wants to live in the Stone Age, that’s up to him, but he doesn’t have to belittle others while he lives whatever “lifestyle” he chooses to.

I’ll close with a statement Benny posted on Twitter:


About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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