The NBA and the Charlotte Hornets have both come out in opposition of North Carolina’s recent controversial anti-LGBT law. While the league and the state’s basketball team have condemned the law, the most notable athlete from the state hasn’t said much.
Stephen Curry – who was born in Ohio, but grew up in North Carolina while his dad played for the first version of the Hornets – so far has only said something brief. Via CSN Bay Area:
“I know the NBA has a stance on equality and incorporating all beliefs and people from all sorts of backgrounds. It’s interesting how that intersection is, with the state law and the NBA having an event there.
“Hopefully … the right things need to happen, that the All-Star Game stays in Charlotte, because that would be huge for the city. And being from there, I think this will be the second time it’s been there. It would be (something) just to show what Charlotte’s all about, regardless of where you fall on that law. So, hopefully, they can figure it out and keep it there because I think it’s really important for the city of Charlotte and I’m sure we can figure that out.”
Parsing through the words above makes trying to figure out exactly what Curry thinks about the law impossible. However, some have speculated that his ties to Central Church of God in Charlotte could have something to do with his desire not to ruffle any feathers.
Curry attends the mega-church, which is led by a man named Loran Livingston. A Pentecostal pastor, Livingston has some harsh views on the LGBT community. Here is a portion of a sermon that he gave back in September, a few months after the Supreme Court ruled that states must allow same-sex marriages.