I do not know Russell Berger well, though we attended Reformed Theological Seminary together. He was chief marketing officer for CrossFit until yesterday afternoon. That's when the gay mob came for Russell. He had the audacity to, on his personal Twitter feed, accurately declare celebrating gay pride a sin.
He did so in defense of a CrossFit Box that had generated public outrage for canceling a gay pride event due to the owner's religious beliefs. Russell, again on his personal Twitter feed, defended the owners. This drew the gay mob into organizing mode to fire Russell. They were successful.
CrossFit has every right to hire and fire who they want. But we should still point this out as it comes just a few days after the Supreme Court determined bigots against religion are trying to use the power of the state to punish people for their religious views.
It is, in fact, a fact that homosexuality is a sin. Don't trust any theologian who says otherwise as the plain text and consistency of both the Old and New Testaments affirm its sinfulness. Russell Berger is an orthodox, Bible believing Christian and merely voiced his support for Biblical orthodoxy on his personal social media feed.
Gay rights activists are arguing that he is so prominent and tied to CrossFit that it was akin to using his position. But what the argument amounts to is that no one can speak about their faith if they have a prominent position in a company. One can hardly imagine the gay rights activists would have been mollified if he had a discovered anonymous account where he said the same thing.
Gay rights activists will call it bigotry to voice orthodox Christianity, but it is certainly bigotry to drive someone from his job for voicing a orthodox tenet of his faith. CrossFit has every right to do it. But I don't think they should have.