Thursday, June 07, 2018

Quit Crossfit

It will be informative to see how many Christians value their faith more than their body and leave their CrossFit programs as a result of CrossFit's anti-Christian bigotry.
A high-ranking CrossFit employee was fired after tweeting his support for a CrossFit gym’s cancellation of a Pride event, citing his belief that celebrating LGBT pride is a “sin.”

Russell Berger was the mega-successful fitness company’s chief knowledge officer, often de facto spokesperson, and a co-author of the Russells, a blog about scientific misconduct that he maintained with colleague Russell Greene.

But Berger got into hot water Wednesday afternoon when he tweeted about a CrossFit gym in Indianapolis, Indiana, where owners canceled a workout in honor of Pride Month. Many of the coaches and employees quit in protest, according to WTTV TV in Indianapolis. On Wednesday, the gym posted notices that it was shutting down.

"As someone who personally believes celebrating 'pride' is a sin, I'd like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions and refusing to host an @indypride workout,” Berger wrote. “The intolerance of the LGBTQ ideology toward any alternative views is mind-blowing.”

At first, Berger was placed on an unpaid leave of absence. But later on Wednesday, CrossFit announced on Twitter that he had been fired.

"The statements made today by Russell Berger do not reflect the views of CrossFit Inc.," the company said. "For this reason, his employment with CrossFit has been terminated." Shortly before Berger was placed on leave, CrossFit founder and CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News that he did not stand by Berger’s views, which he called “appalling.” CrossFit’s official Twitter account also quoted him as saying, “I am crazy proud of the gay community in CrossFit.”

“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the fuck up' and hide out for awhile. It’s sad,” Glassman said in an interview. “We do so much good work with such pure hearts — to have some zealot in his off-time do something this stupid, we’re all upset. The whole company is upset. This changes his standing with us. What that looks like, I don’t know. It’s so unfortunate.”
In addition to not supporting anti-Christian organizations that celebrate sin, Christians also must stop offering toleration in the workplace that they are no longer shown. Remember, the new standards is whether the statements made by an employee reflect the views of the employer or not. That means it is perfectly acceptable to fire anyone who states that sin is okay, that Jesus Christ never existed, or that Donald Trump should be impeached.

I've only visited a CrossFit gym once, and to be honest, I wasn't impressed. Spacebunny was more interested in the program than I was. But neither of us will ever be trying it now.

This is why it was a massive mistake to stop enforcing the blasphemy laws. Freedom of speech was a Trojan Horse. Its chief proponents never believed in it for a second, they only wanted to use it to undermine Christian culture. And if you don't defend your culture, you will lose your culture.

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Blogger Resident Moron™ June 07, 2018 6:09 AM  

They really showed him what true tolerance looks like.

Blogger Daniel Paul Grech Pereira June 07, 2018 6:11 AM  

CrossFit is for retards.

Blogger Matt June 07, 2018 6:28 AM  

I hate Crossfitters

Blogger Mark Stoval June 07, 2018 6:33 AM  

Two things.

1) You can now link directly to this site using the .com version now on Twitter. Vox must be off the watch list over there after all this time.

2) If the employee was fired for supporting what one of their own gyms did; what happens to the owners running that gym? Are they to go unpunished?

Blogger Steve June 07, 2018 6:40 AM  

The sodomites moved from "gay marriage won't affect you!" to "celebrate us or we'll destroy your livelihood!" faster than tuberculosis in an AIDS-ravaged immune system.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir June 07, 2018 6:44 AM  

"...they only wanted to use it[freedom of speech] to undermine Christian culture."

Yes. One of the Marxist planks.

Blogger Teleros June 07, 2018 6:46 AM  

OT, but over at the Unz Review there's a book that the military historians here might find interesting:

TL;DR - Stalin was planning to invade & conquer all of Europe some time in 1941, but Hitler's pre-emptive invasion scuppered those plans.

Blogger Nate June 07, 2018 6:56 AM  

CrossFit is the dumbest fad in fitness... its practically a cult. a deadly destructive cult at that.

Burn it down.

Blogger Resident Moron™ June 07, 2018 6:59 AM  

The cold war was meant to be Continent vs Continent, Old World vs New, the US as Thesis the USSR as Antithesis and tge globalist empire as Synthesis; but old world nationalism scuppered the plan somewhat.

That’s why nationalism is now beyond the pale.

Blogger Harambe June 07, 2018 7:08 AM  

Crossfitting vegans exist. And they're atheists.

Blogger tz June 07, 2018 7:09 AM  

Not so much the anti-Blasphemy laws. (((The Merchants of Sin))) made obscenity and pornography legal.

There would be no Pride month if they couldn't engage in public abomination. But that was made possible by dropping the shields against porn.

I forget the exact statistic and I'm not sure I trust it, but apparently half of the Christian men are addicted to porn. Also count the number of obese in the pews next Sunday. Self-control, fortitude, temperance, prudence are no longer practiced virtues among Christians - and I'm not sure if the world or Christians are leading the other.

But there are three enemies - the Devil who people rarely talk about, the World which is the establishment, swamp, fame, but also the Flesh.

This is where Jordan Peterson fails - nowhere does he say to fix your health and become strong in body, mind, and spirit. Just clean your room. But Lust, Sloth, and Gluttony are the cardinal deadly sins of the body.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd June 07, 2018 7:20 AM  

It's a very interesting article. Everyone should go read it. Especially those knowledgeable about the time period. I'd be interested in hearing their thoughts.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume June 07, 2018 7:38 AM  


"It's practically a cult."

I think it IS a cult. I visited one of their gyms three years ago, looking to see what it actually was. I was informed it was a "Box" not a "Gym". And there were all sorts of code words/jargon (like "Box")to weed out those that belonged from those that didn't.

Then I was told that the diet at the "Box" is the Paleo diet. And I won't succeed without it. "We can't help you unless you adopt the Paleo diet." Blah blah blah.

It was damned creepy. I left and never looked back.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 07, 2018 7:43 AM  

Crossfit has always been a socially policed organization in every aspect.

I knew it was going to be like this even 6-7 years ago when the military was experimenting with it.

I called it WomanFit.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len June 07, 2018 7:44 AM  

Glassman certainly blathers like a fag: "crazy proud", "so much good work with such pure hearts".

Blogger Warkicker June 07, 2018 7:45 AM  

"CrossFit is the dumbest fad in fitness... its practically a cult. a deadly destructive cult at that."


Although my orthopedic colleagues are enjoying the pick-up in business from all the shoulder injuries kipping pull-ups and sumo deadlift high pulls are providing.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine June 07, 2018 7:46 AM  

And to be perfectly clear, when I say "socially policed" I mean that it was more about charisma and momentum than anything and everything else. I certainly feel "some kind of way" about that, and it isn't ambivalent, as that's exactly the principles you expect from a con-game, or as others have mentioned, a cult.

Blogger Stilicho June 07, 2018 7:47 AM  

Crossfit is just a circuit of Olympic lifts in random order. The random WOD is the corporate hook to have something to sell. Look at the little fat guy behind it all to see how it works. Cross training is good, circuit training has its place; Crossfit is half cult, half fad, and all bad.

Anonymous Anonymous June 07, 2018 8:01 AM  

Buttsex, AIDs, suicide, STDs and gloryholes = “pride”

Amazing what our (((Talmudic masters))) can do a dictionary.

Blogger SouthRon June 07, 2018 8:04 AM  

Crossfit is a great way to develop Rhabdomyolosis and destroy your kidneys.

Crossfit bad for you physically. Bad for you spiritually.

Blogger Michael Maier June 07, 2018 8:27 AM

Blogger Ledford Ledford June 07, 2018 8:27 AM  

Crossfit is going to suffer for this. Their customer base doesn't intersect substantially with those whose hearts fill with LGBT pride.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 8:44 AM  

Crossfit is literally gay. They took a good, manly sport, powerlifting, and corrupted it. Come back to the light, brothers. Lift with me some heavy ass weight.

Blogger Phillip George June 07, 2018 8:48 AM  

It is now blasphemy to fail to endorse gay pride and blasphemy to fail to genuflect to Islam. The insane cognitive dissonance of the liberal utopian.

You can have multiculturalism or you can have a nation. You can't have both. Jesus is a flag; a red stained cross/ without which all that is left is a white flag background. People who stand for nothing fall for anything.

Blogger Dexter June 07, 2018 8:49 AM  

Crossfit is literally gay. They took a good, manly sport, powerlifting, and corrupted it.

Didn't they do that to make it more attractive to women?

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums June 07, 2018 8:54 AM  

Crossfit is to fitness what IFuckingLoveScience is to science.

Until now I had no idea Crossfit was still going. When it first came out years ago I spent many hours laughing at compilation videos of crofitters hitting a tire with a hammer and calling it a workout.

Blogger Stilicho June 07, 2018 9:17 AM  

If you want a laugh, look at youtube videos of crossfitters doing "pullups". I'm particularly fond of the one where the guy "kips" himself right off the bar.

Blogger KingTooter June 07, 2018 9:20 AM  

Fxck (((Greg Glassman))) and his cross-fit cult franchise. I'm all for getting people off their lazy duffs and trying to improve themselves, but most of the knuckleheads I run into from dip-fit are ding-dongs -- not ALL, but a good many.

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey June 07, 2018 9:23 AM  

“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the fuck up' and hide out for awhile. It’s sad. We do so much good work with such pure hearts."

No apparent sense of irony. That's rich.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 9:27 AM  


Yes they did. Crossfit has done a lot of good for women's figures. But look at the list successful female personal trainers out there, yes, the infamous Instagram women. Very few of them do crossfit.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 07, 2018 9:29 AM  


"TL;DR - Stalin was planning to invade & conquer all of Europe some time in 1941, but Hitler's pre-emptive invasion scuppered those plans."

For those who doubt the "Icebreaker" hypothesis, it is considered common knowledge in Poland. Before Operation Barbarossa, the Soviet Union was supplying Germany with various sorts of materiel -- food, fuel, ammo, etc.

In his diary, Hitler wrote that he HAD to invade the Soviet Union when he did -- that he had no choice.

This is where it gets interesting.

Anyone who has played an eastern-front wargame knows that the guage of captured rail-line has to be changed before it can be used. In Poland, there were rail yards which were dual-guaged, precisely for transferring cargo from Russian guage (5 foot) to Western (4 foot 8.5 inch) guage. In the weeks before Barbarossa, there was a sudden change. Deliveries increased rapidly, making the switching yards so full they were almost inoperable. The cargoes were mostly food and fuel, with little to no ammunition.

The immediate conclusion -- the Soviets were pre-emplacing supplies to capture in preparation for an invasion of German-held territory.

Thus, the only reasonable response -- invade the Soviet Union before the Soviets invaded them.

As I stated above -- this is considered common knowledge in Poland.

Blogger ace June 07, 2018 9:29 AM  

I knew a girl in college who joined the cult. She was a bit on the chubby side. After a couple years she was still a bit on the chubby side and had these ridiculous, manly traps that she was proud of for some reason.

My experience with Crossfitters has been generally negative.

Blogger pyrrhus June 07, 2018 9:40 AM  

Crossfit is just faddish nonsense...perfect for gays...

Blogger Brick Hardslab June 07, 2018 9:41 AM  

Sodomites have pure spirits? Pole smokers would have laughed themselves silly forty years ago if someone suggested that. Now they're all Saints.

Blogger RobertT June 07, 2018 10:14 AM  

That was disappointing. But the bloom was already losing its luster. I can't believe their private equity 50% partner went along it. Maybe that won't be the last head to roll.

Blogger Didas Kalos June 07, 2018 10:29 AM  

Congressional recorfd of 1963.sort of sums it up. They even told everyone their plans. But which "conservative" have you ever heard publicly state these and have a plan to counter them?

Blogger Bubba June 07, 2018 10:33 AM  

Roger Baldwin, the founder of the ACLU, was quite clear that "free speech" (actually, ALL civil liberties) was temporary.


Blogger RB June 07, 2018 10:37 AM  

If you are a free thinker, our culture has no place for you. If you put a voice behind your free thoughts, our culture will try to destroy you. Welcome to the New Age.

Blogger Eric Castle June 07, 2018 10:52 AM  

Obviously CrossFit has proven to be not Fit for the Cross.

Blogger Gen. Kong June 07, 2018 11:21 AM  

Apparently Greg Glassman is certainly a very cultish figure. Not many Televangelists have such levels of devotion amongst their followers, kind of like Jordanetics - or L. Ron Hubbard.

Wonder if he goes around muttering: "don't be evil, Don't be Evil, DON'T BE EVIL" all day and night.

Blogger Chris Ritchie June 07, 2018 11:32 AM  

I know that the U.S. doesn't follow it's own religious discrimination laws for Christians, but this type of thing is against the stated law right?

Ripe for a lawsuit there? Yet some would say "Christians are not to sue in court..." That's not the whole context. Christians are instructed not to sue their own "brothers;" that is, those who also follow Jesus, in court. For the rest? Why do we stand down and let the world weaponize our morals against us?

Blogger James Dixon June 07, 2018 11:32 AM  

This should make it obvious to any Christian employee or customer of Crossfit that they're not welcome. I doubt it will do so though. People are rationalizing creatures.

Blogger Wishing Star June 07, 2018 11:49 AM  

The idea of establishing Christian safe houses is beginning look reasonable. This is ominous.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 12:00 PM  

Safe Houses? Defeatist blackpill talk.

In the words of General Patton:

"I don't want to get any messages that we are holding our territory. Let the Hun do that. We are advancing."

Blogger Jeff aka Orville June 07, 2018 12:32 PM  

YouTube "Crossfit Fails". Nuff said.

Blogger James Dixon June 07, 2018 1:23 PM  

> The idea of establishing Christian safe houses is beginning look reasonable. This is ominous.

Ominous yes, but not surprising. "And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake." - Matthew 10:22

Blogger DaDZ June 07, 2018 1:34 PM  

Wonder what Rich Froning has to say about this, given that he's the most successful Crossfitter to date with four championships and an avowed Christian

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 1:40 PM  

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Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 07, 2018 1:41 PM  

DaDZ wrote:Wonder what Rich Froning has to say about this, given that he's the most successful Crossfitter to date with four championships and an avowed Christian

I am sure Rich is frowning on this latest development.

Blogger tublecane June 07, 2018 1:50 PM  

Pride is one of the Seven Deadly sins. I assume there are some contexts on which it would be okay for an employee to speak out against it. Let's run a thought experiment.

Say someone professed "white pride" and mentioned the 14 words. Would it be okay to denounce that pride as sinful. Yes.

Say the U2 song Pride (In the Name Love) came up. Would it be okay to point out that as a Christian Bono should not be valorizing pride? No.

LGTBBWASAP, well, we've already covered that.

What's the lesson. I forgot the subject. It's just easier to pop an opioid and chill in front of the t.v. at this point.

Blogger weka June 07, 2018 3:31 PM  

Well, since my shoulder is borked... my mate who runs a Xfit gym will not get me back unless things change.

Many midwestern guys into Crossfit (a) are Christian (b) do not train as Glassman recomments, because they do high volume and aerobic to handle the workouts (c) are pissed.

And this guy should sue Crossfit.

Blogger Lovekraft June 07, 2018 4:30 PM  

Makes you wonder if the LGBT mafia is subliminally and unintentionally sending out, by these acts of intolerance, that they are aware how they have gone too far and are quite possibly overdue for a major and swift backlash. Projection?

Blogger Rhys June 07, 2018 4:55 PM  

Right along with Pride month, the YouTube homepage has "spotlighted" numerous War on Beauty propaganda videos to drive the message home. I would post a link to the one I watched but it's too degenerate to encourage traffic.

It's interesting to watch these and be on the look out for any mention of their "queerness" being used a coping mechanism. Without fail, they will always say that it is; the damage that homosexuality and deviancy does is so transparent it isn't even funny (literally).

Blogger Wishing Star June 07, 2018 6:29 PM  

I'm glad your loaded and ready

Blogger weka June 07, 2018 8:29 PM  

It is not necessarily the gays. It is communists wearing the gays as a skinsuit. The older generation of gays knew what hatred was and they just want to be left alone.

And communists don't understand that the white terror alwaus follows the red terror. With a higher use of helicopter rides

Blogger Jack Amok June 07, 2018 11:00 PM  

I spent many hours laughing at compilation videos of crofitters hitting a tire with a hammer and calling it a workout.

I drive by a cross-fit gym on the way home from work. I regularly see them doing goofy crap on the sidewalk in front of the gym (really? you don't have enough room in the gym for the workouts? You have to use the public sidewalk?). Yesterday, some guy was picking up a medicine ball like thing, holding it over his head, and throwing it down onto the pavement. (it wasn't the big kind that you'd see in an old Three Stooges movie, it was maybe the size of a soccer ball, but no bounce to it).

I sat there at the stop light watching this guy pick up the ball, hold it dramatically over his head, then hurl it two-handed to the pavement, strut a few steps away, come back, and do it again.

In public.

Blogger Resident Moron™ June 08, 2018 1:42 AM  

Never seen or heard of crossfit before yesterday. Then after reading this I’m walking through Karlsruhe and there’s a crossfit on the corner.

Yep, load if metrosexual tofu eaters out front posing.

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums June 08, 2018 7:53 AM  

Jack Amok wrote:In public.

That's a common theme with them. They have no sense of self-awareness and feel no shame whatsoever. Much like a kid with Down Syndrome who calls other people stupid, it's best to leave them alone in their own little world.

Blogger Michael Maier June 08, 2018 11:22 PM  

Crossfit... a pack of pussies wearing support belts.

If you can't lift it without the belt... you can't f'ing lift it, you PUSSY.

Blogger Dirk Manly June 09, 2018 6:21 PM  

Cross-fit is interesting, in that is has become a parody of what it was rebelling against.

The original premise -- break out of the standard routine -- do a wider variety of exercises to work more muscles, is fundamentally sound.

Now they've degenerated into the same sort of non-conformist conformity that Mad Magazine was making fun of as early as the late 1950s.... 60 years ago!

Oh, and destroying their health as well. The whole idea of making rhabdomyolysis a goal of exercising is utterly insane.

The military's interest in cross-fit began when 1 platoon in the 82nd Airborne utterly destroyed the rest of the division in physical fitness performance. Their platoon sergeant was working the (early) cross-fit principles [have a significantly larger set of exercises in the rotation, so that most exercises are no more than 1 set per week or longer]. This was AFTER the division Command Sergeant Major had expressed dismay at some of the exercises they were doing -- but the platoon sergeant asked for evaluation of results (the next physical fitness test coming up in about 2 months) before condemnation of his methods.

The current cross-fit culture of exercising until you puke and endangering your kidneys -- fortunately, we have regulations against that sort of thing. Any physical fitness leader causing such conditions among soldiers would find himself facing disciplinary action.

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