Fired Fox Sports Commentator Completes FRC ’Semi-lebrity’ Triumverate
Former New England Patriots running back, failed U.S Senate candidate and fired Fox Sports commentator, Craig James, is the latest big name talent to be recruited to work for SPLC designated anti-gay hate group, Family Research Council.
James joins former George W. Bush Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin, and former used car salesman and reality star Josh Duggar as part of the FRC family.
No stranger to the spotlight, James’ post professional sports playing career has included numerous stints as a sports commentator for CBS, ABC and ESPN. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for the GOP nomination for a US Senate set from Texas. According to Wikipedia, his campaign was notable for the Google bomb that afflicted it, in which it was falsely claimed that "Craig James Killed Five Hookers" during his time at SMU. He finished a distant fourth out of nine candidates in the Republican primary with about 4% of the vote. In 2013, the anti-gay Liberty Institute filed a suit on his behalf claiming that he was fired from Fox Sports after three days on the job due to his religious beliefs.
"We are very excited and pleased to announce that Craig James is joining Family Research Council’s team," said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement released Tuesday. "Losing one job because of his religious beliefs has made room for another: raising awareness about the threats to our most precious liberty - the freedom of religion. His leadership skills, his courage in the face of religious hostility, and his passion for faith, family and freedom will make him a great addition to the FRC team.
"Craig has experienced the very workplace disqualification that cultural elites are seeking to impose throughout the country: expressing a politically incorrect opinion on a cultural issue, totally unconnected to employment, is enough to get you fired," he continued. "Whether you work for Mozilla, Gallaudet University, or serve in the military, you shouldn’t have to fear being fired for holding to the belief in marriage as the union of a man and a woman. This discrimination runs over the most basic constitutional liberties that have long made our country great. With religious hostility reaching an all-time high, Craig will play a critical role in educating Americans about what they can do to stand up for freedom," concluded Perkins.
"I am honored to join the country’s premier Christian public policy organization," said Craig James. "I have a passion for Family Research Council’s mission of faith, family and freedom. After I was fired by Fox Sports, I was deeply moved and emboldened by the countless number of people and organizations like Family Research Council that came to my side.
"Now it is my turn to offer encouragement to others encountering the same kind of religious bigotry. While the challenges to our freedoms are great, I strongly believe the game is far from over," concluded James.