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Braves organist Matthew Kaminski played pro-gay and love songs to combat Daniel Murphy’s homophobia.

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Daniel Murphy received a gay reception in his games against the Atlanta Braves.
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When Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski heard that newly acquired Chicago Cubs player and self-proclaimed devout Christian Daniel Murphy was coming to SunTrust Park, he dug deep into the creativity well for a playlist befitting of the man who has made clear he “disagrees” with the gay “lifestyle, 100%.”

Kaminski’s selections for Murphy on Aug. 30:

  • “Lola,” a song about a man’s romantic encounter with a trans woman
  • “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which says it all
  • “Born This Way,” Lady Gaga’s anthem in support of the LGBTQ community

It didn’t take long for people to notice Kaminski’s strategic choices, and fans responded with applause:

It’s cool to see baseball fans coming together to reject the anti-gay sentiments of one of the game’s high-profile players. Since declaring his objection to the LGBTQ community, Murphy has been pretty silent on his anti-gay beliefs based on his Christian faith. Thankfully many people in baseball, including people in the MLB front office and people at Major League Baseball teams, reject his belief system and instead embrace complete acceptance of all fans and players.

We’re glad the Braves organist is one of them.