Georgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, wrote a letter to the league’s commissioner spelling out her concerns with the WNBA’s embrace of Black Lives Matter.
Loeffler labeled BLM a political movement that advocates for the defunding of police, the removal of Jesus from churches and the disruption of the nuclear family. She also alleged that BLM has promoted the violence and destruction that has swept this nation the past month.
We can nitpick the details but there is some merit to Loeffler’s concerns and allegations. Her letter to commissioner Cathy Engelbert is worthy of a thoughtful response.
Instead, the WNBA issued a terse statement stating its commitment to advocating for social justice and concluded by distancing the league from the U.S. senator.
“Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not served as a Governor (owner) of the Atlanta Dream since October 2019 and is no longer involved in the day-to-day business of the team.”
The WNBA Players Association was even less thoughtful, tweeting:
Loeffler is a pariah now on the level of the NBA’s disgraced owner Donald Sterling. All because she has the audacity to question the agenda, goals, methods and results of Black Lives Matter. Loeffler’s crime is knowledge and information. She’s looked beyond the slogan, examined BLM’s stated agenda on its website and wondered if it’s wise for a wannabe mainstream sports league to embrace BLM.
She committed a thought crime. The mob now wants to cancel her.
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