MLB Team Makes Players Attend Anti-Porn Lecture

CBS Sports reports:

All throughout spring training camps in Florida and Arizona, MLB teams bring in motivational speakers and guest instructors to help their players, especially their young players. As part of their spring routine, the Kansas City Royals have taken it upon themselves to teach their players about the harmful effects of … pornography?

Yes, pornography. Royals GM Dayton Moore had an organization called Fight The New Drug come speak to their players about taking a stand against porn.

I have to say, this sounds like something a high school coach would do to his team. All MLB teams should work with their players to prevent sexual abuse and domestic violence, but porn? It’s one thing to bring in a motivational speaker. It’s another for the team’s leadership to push their own personal beliefs on the grown men they employ.

Tony Perkins is, of course, thrilled:

Dayton Moore cares about putting a winning Kansas City Royals team on the field. But first, he wants to make sure they’re a healthy group off it. Like a number of general managers, Moore is a Christian. And, as his players will tell you, his second biggest priority is for players to have victory in every area of their lives. That starts, he told the team, by taking a stand against toxic influences like pornography.

The devastation to marriages and families and teenagers is real. If we want to do something about it, then parents have to be willing to take on this awkward and sometimes uncomfortable subject with their kids. Wives and husbands, pastors and congregations, legislators and voters — and yes, even major sports leagues — need to be committed enough to ending this crisis to sit down and talk.