It was 4 months ago that we first told you of the Lakewood BlueClaws upcoming Pride Night this coming Saturday, June 8th.

Yesterday, we talked about the rainbow flags that are flying across the Shore this month.

Today, someone is trying to turn all of this positivity into a controversy.

With the event to celebrate inclusion, joy, and all families of all kinds only a few days away, a local rabbi is calling for a protest of the ballclub.

A flyer has been spotted in Lakewood that is calling the event "outrages" [sic] and "anti-family brainwashing" (which I find ironic considering that events like this are meant to celebrate all types of families).

Here's the full text of the flyer:

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Taking credit for the campaign is Lakewood Rabbi Yehuda Levin, who posted this video to YouTube, elaborating further on the flyer's message:

 

 

So, what can you do?

Well, you can go to BlueClaws games!

While you're at FirstEnergy Park, why not grab yourself some colorful gear to show your support, like these t-shirts and hats?

Rainbow BlueClaws shirts and hats for sale at FirstEnergy Park (Photo by Justin Louis)

For their part, the BlueClaws are giving the whole protest thing a big meh, issuing the following statement:

We are committed to the idea that baseball is for everyone and all people are welcome at a BlueClaws game. It is unfortunate that some individuals are choosing to display intolerance rather than embrace the true spirit of the night. We look forward to BlueClaws Pride Night on Saturday.

The irony is the fact that all of the publicity around the protest is probably going to end up drawing an even bigger crowd to the game on Saturday night.

In fact, you can do that exact thing! Just click here to get your tickets to the Lakewood BlueClaws Pride Night on Saturday, June 8th.

 

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