NASCAR is once again getting into the political fray, this time being a sponsor of Pride Month. Pride month is when gay people celebrate their diversity. This is another hit to the NASCAR faithful, who are generally good, Christian conservative White people who believe in moral values like marriage is between one man and one woman.
Earlier in the month, NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag and also shown their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, and this may be a step too far for the traditional NASCAR fan. It’s almost like NASCAR is alienating (al·ien·ate
gerund or present participle: alienating
cause (someone) to feel isolated or estranged. “an urban environment that would alienate its inhabitants”). their loyal fan base. Gone are the confederate flag waving drunk hillbillies who are taking their sisters on a cheap date. Now it’s going to be people who generally have never been welcome at a NASCAR event.
This has angered many in the NASCAR community. Sandy Batt, who generally drinks cheap beer at the events while watching a bunch of cars going around in a circle for hours on end was especially offended by the newest hit to people like her.
“I’m mad and I ain’t gonna take it no more!! This used to be a place for white, straight, Christian folk!!”
It appears that race fans are not fans of any kind of change.
With the Pride Sponsorship, there will gay pride-themed cars, rainbow flags, and even pride-themed merchandise at the stands. Additionally, RuPaul will be the special announcer at a race.
NASCAR is saying these will be family-friendly events, especially for gay families and their friends and supporters. This is most certainly not the NASCAR the founders envisioned.
This is yet another slap in the face to conservative values across our country. Pretty soon we will have to treat everyone the way we want to be treated, just like in the Bible!!!!