The leaders of a black pro-life group have written a letter to Major League Baseball slamming the sports franchise for pulling its annual All-Star Game out of Atlanta in the wake of backlash against an election reform bill recently passed in Georgia.
Kevin McGary and Neil Mammen, the co-founders of Every Black Life Matters, an organization that works to “protect black life from conception to death,” wrote an open letter to the MLB asking, “Where is the same courage as Branch Rickey?” They were referring to the late Branch Rickey, who signed Jackie Robinson as the first African American MLB player in 1947.
“In a few days from now on April 15 it will have been 74 years ago that the MLB began to unravel segregation in sports,” they wrote. “Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey made a small step for man, but a huge step for this country. Where has that courage gone?”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ryan Foley