AUGUST 11, 2011 6:11PM

Nearly a third of Major League Baseball supports gay people

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Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon and players Johnny Damon, Sam Fuld, B.J. Upton, and Sean Rodriguez will be featured in an upcoming "It Gets Better" video to support teens dealing with anti-gay bullying, reports the St. Petersburg Times. The new video will be recorded before the team's August 23 game against the Detroit Tigers. The Rays are the ninth Major League Baseball team to commit to participating in the campaign started by Dan Savage in 2010 after a string of teen suicides were reported.

For those keeping track, four teams—San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, and Baltimore Orioles—have already filmed videos for the It Gets Better campaign.

Five teams—Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, and Tampa Bay Rays—have committed to the project.

Major League Baseball comprises 30 teams, which means nearly one third of the league supports gay people through the It Gets Better Project. Not bad, but we can still do better. Head to change.org to sign those petitions.

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Here we go again! Not only do gays which is just a little over 1% of the population are now receiving support and funds for their immoral lifestyles from MLB? The Rays baseball team are crying because fans do not show up for their games...maybe this is the reason. Why should our money support a lifestyle that God forbid will be flaunted in front of our children! Please do not support any team that supports Gay Right and their Coalition ! What is this world coming too? Earthquakes , unusual flooding, and the new strain of bird flue. God is getting our attention. I have nothing against gay people but when they force their lifestyle and special rights down our throats they do not get my respect. God help us!