12/06/2013

Sponsor Drops Golfer Over His Political and Religious Views

Posted by Brian

During the course of a nice dinner,  Virginia businessman Brian McMahon discovered that the golfer he sponsored and was sitting down to dinner with, Jeff Cochran, liked Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz.  Worse, he is an unabashed Christian. Oh, the horror!
By the following morning a letter had been sent to Cochran informing him that all financial and equipment support was being retracted immediately.
Hey!  It's his money, right? I agree.  Maybe some are outraged by this, but I find this more humorous than something to get indignant about. Here we have a "businessman" who has spent tens of thousands of dollars on someone who is apparently a pretty good golfer, and he is dropped by his sponsor because he doesn't agree politically with him. His sponsor could "tolerate" his faith, but the unholy leftist trinity of Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz and the Holy Spirit was too much tolerance to muster.
Yet another example of leftist tolerance being an oxymoron.

‘LOUSY DRUNK’: READ THE EXPLOSIVE ALLEGED EMAILS SENT BY A GOLF SPONSOR AFTER HE DECIDED TO CUT TIES WITH A PLAYER OVER HIS RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL VIEWS
Nov. 25, 2013 10:27am Mike Opelka

Author’s note: Golf Card International is not affiliated with Nebraska Golf Card.

An appreciation for Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz and a well-known Bible verse appears to be the main reasons an aspiring professional golfer was abruptly cut off from his main source of income by his sponsor.

The golfer’s name is Jeff Cochran and until a few weeks ago, it appeared that he may have finally gotten the big break that would help him achieve his goal of having a shot to play on golf’s elite PGA tour. Cochran claims he was contracted in January by Virginia-based businessman Brian McMahon to help promote Nebraska Golf Card (NGC), a budding promotional operation that says it’s “designed to give golfers reduced rates and access to private clubs.”

After playing most of the year for Nebraska Golf Card, Cochran alleged his sponsorship was abruptly terminated. The initial reason given seemed quite surprising — his support for Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz; Cruz’s father, Raphael; and Glenn Beck — but faith, and specifically a Bible verse, also played a big part in the termination of the contract.

The verse in question? Philippians 4:13, which reads, ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
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