WATCH: Pro Golfer Deemed ‘Unacceptable’ Due to Christian Beliefs, and It’s Only Going to Get Worse

A pro golfer is coming forward after a story surrounding her golfing while pregnant was pulled by multiple outlets due to her Christian beliefs. 

Amy Olson was seven months pregnant in early June when she took to the course to compete in the U.S. Women’s Open, a situation that drew media attention for obvious reasons. Yet, when she was interviewed by the Global Golf Post, Olson was suddenly deemed unacceptable after she said the following. 

“The irony is not lost on me that, one year ago, when Roe v. Wade was overturned, women from around the world, even on tour, were outraged. Now, a year later, people are celebrating that I’m going to be playing a major championship with an unborn child that they recognize as a life.”

As observations of irony go, Olson was dead on with that one. The press loves a feel-good story about pregnancy until they are challenged with the reality that pregnancy actually means something. Namely, it’s only noteworthy because there’s a human life inside the womb being spotlighted. 

According to Olson and Steve Eubanks (a former editor at the Global Golf Post), because the pro-golfer dared to share a Christian, pro-life viewpoint, the story was canned. As interesting as a woman playing on the pro tour while seven months pregnant was, the sensibilities of those who think they can kill babies in the womb at will must come first. It wasn’t just the Global Golf Post, either. USA Today was apparently going to run the story as well and likewise pulled it. 

Olson appeared on Fox News Friday evening to tell her story. 

I’d love to sit here and tell people this is all going to get better, but I just don’t think that’s where we are headed. Instead, I think this kind of blatant anti-Christian (and anti-pro life) discrimination is going to get worse and worse. The more cultural power that is relegated to nationalized entities that seek to assuage the mental gymnastics of those who support abortion, the more Christians are going to find themselves marginalized in response. 

I don’t accept that as a secular defeatist, but as a Christian. Not to get into an eschatology debate, but the Bible doesn’t exactly hide the ball about the cultural and religious manipulation that is occurring and will escalate as time drags on. Christians can and should fight for influence within the political structures that exist, but they certainly aren’t our hope. 

Regardless, I commend Olson for speaking out about this. It would have been easy for her to just accept the sleight and move on. Better to expose these outlets for who they are. The contrast is needed. 

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