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Jon Stewart on Atlanta Braves pitching coach’s anti-gay flap

Jon Stewart takes on Roger McDowell anti-gay flap

Last night on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” host Jon Stewart highlighted several recent LGBT news issues, including the recent anti-gay remarks from Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell aimed at fans over Easter weekend in San Francisco. Stewart has been all over the gaydar this week.

McDowell was suspended for the incident but will return to the dugout this Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves were 7-4 during McDowell's suspension, in case you were wondering.

Stewart took the obvious route and poked fun at attorney Gloria Allred and her interesting press conference with John Quinn, the man who alleged McDowell made anti-gay remarks and threatening gestures directed toward him and another group of men. The segment was funny nonetheless.

Check out the video below:

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Georgia Equality demands more local action from Atlanta Braves after coach accused of anti-gay slurs

Georgia Equality commended Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves for taking swift action against Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell after he was accused of hurling anti-gay slurs at San Francisco Giants fans over Easter weekend. But the statewide LGBT advocacy group says more local action needs to occur.

McDowell was suspended by Major League Baseball for two weeks without pay (he returns to his duties on May 13), ordered to participate in sensitivity training, and fined an undisclosed amount of money for his actions at San Francisco AT&T Park on April 23. McDowell allegedly shouted at fans, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and imitated a sex act with a baseball bat. He also threatened a father who witnessed McDowell's actions and asked the Braves pitching coach to watch his language in front of children.

McDowell has publicly apologized for the outburst.

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McDowell controversy reminiscent of past Atlanta Braves anti-gay fouls

Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz once compared homosexuality to beastialityThe news of Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell being put on administrative leave over alleged anti-gay slurs hurled at San Francisco Giants fans last weekend is just one of several incidents the team has had to answer for with LGBT fans.

McDowell was put on administrative leave today after allegedly shouting at several San Francisco Giants fans, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and then imitating a sex act with a baseball bat. The coach also allegedly threatened the father of twin daughters who said he witnessed the incident and asked the coach to watch his language in front of children.

In 1999, former Braves relief pitcher John Rocker was quoted in a 1999 Sports Illustrated profile of him saying why he would never play in New York.

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Braves coach put on admin leave after allegations he used anti-gay slurs

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell has been placed on administrative leave in the fallout of allegations he used anti-gay slurs against San Francisco Giants fans over Easter weekend.

John Quinn stated at a press conference on Wednesday that McDowell shouted at some fans, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and then imitated a sex act using a baseball bat.

Quinn, who attended the game on Saturday at San Francisco AT&T Park with his twin 9-year-old daughters, also alleged that McDowell threatened him after he asked the coach to watch his language in front of children. Quinn is represented by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.

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Should Atlanta Braves coach Roger McDowell be fired for anti-gay slurs?

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell

Anyone besides me miss Leo Mazzone? The former Atlanta Braves pitching coach nurtured the talents of Greg Maddux, John Smoltz and Tom Glavine during the height of Atlanta's division dominance from the mid ‘90s to 2005. But more importantly, Mazzone never made the kinds of headlines that his successor, Roger McDowell, made late yesterday.

Justin Quinn accused McDowell of making the anti-gay remarks in response to fan heckling while the Braves were on the road in San Francisco. Quinn and his two daughters were watching pre-game batting practice when the alleged incident occurred.

Quinn was incensed enough to go to attorney Gloria Allred with his story. Allred held a press conference yesterday because, well, that's what she does. As gimmicky as her presence is in this story, or any story really, Allred does have a certain knack of being able to publicize her cause.

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Georgia Equality equates Braves coach behavior to that of ‘bully’

Georgia Equality officials hand-delivered a letter to the Atlanta Braves today, demanding the team at all levels undergo sensitivity training after allegations pitching coach Roger McDowell used anti-gay slurs against fans during a game in San Francisco.

“Mr. McDowell’s actions are far too reminiscent of the action of John Rocker over a decade ago,” says Georgia Equality Executive Director Jeff Graham in the letter to John Schuerholz, president of the Atlanta Braves.

“As one of the leaders of the coalition that formed to condemn those comments, I cannot express how profoundly disappointed I am that this has once again happened. What is perhaps most troubling is that unlike John Rocker, Roger McDowell serves in a leadership position within the organization. Without firm disciplinary action, others will assume this his casual use of anti-gay speed and threats of physical violence is somehow tolerable.”

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Gay activists call for investigation into Braves coach’s alleged use of anti-gay slur

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is asking Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves to send a message "that anti-gay slurs have no place in sports" after an Atlanta Braves coach allegedly hurled epithets at San Francisco Giants fans.

Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell is accused of making anti-gay slurs at the San Francisco AT&T Park during a game on Saturday. Justin Quinn, who was at the game with his wife and 9-year-old twin daughters, made the allegation and also accused  McDowell of threatening him after he asked the coach to watch his language because children were present.

McDowell issued an apology on Wednesday, saying he was "deeply sorry."

“McDowell’s apology is a start, but the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball must take real disciplinary action and send the message that anti-gay slurs have no place in sports,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in a statement. “Professional sporting events should be an environment that all fans and families can enjoy, not a place where children are exposed to violent threats and discriminatory language.”

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Atlanta Braves coach apologizes for making anti-gay slurs

The Atlanta Braves pitching coach accused of shouting anti-gay slurs at fans at the San Francisco's AT&T Park on Saturday issued a written apology Wednesday while MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said the allegations are "troubling" and an investigation is under way.

Roger McDowell was accused of making the anti-gay remarks by Justin Quinn, a father of twin daughters, during a press conference today with high profile attorney Gloria Allred.

Quinn said he saw McDowell shout, "Are you a homo couple or a threesome?" and also saw him use a baseball bat to simulate a sex act.

"I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions," McDowell said in the statement.

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Atlanta Braves coach pitches anti-gay slurs at fans?

An Atlanta Braves coach is accused of using anti-gay slurs against fans while the team played the San Francisco Giants over Easter weekend.

Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell reportedly shouted at three male fans, "Are you a gay threesome?" and then made a sexual gesture using a baseball bat.

The accusation was made by a father of twin on Wednesday with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred at his side.

Allred said, during a live press conference streamed by TMZ and reported by NBC Sports, that the family claims they also heard McDowell tell the group, “Are you three giving it to each other in the ass?”