ROH World Champion Jay Briscoe posted an offensive tweet yesterday after the Delaware State Senate passed a bill allowing gay marriage. Briscoe wrote, "The Delaware Senate passed a bill yesterday that allows same sex couples to get married. If that makes you happy, then congratulations!!!!!! ... try and teach my kids that there's nothing wrong with that and I'll f*cking shoot you"
It's not the first time that Briscoe has posted a homophobic remark on Twitter, as he wrote the following in June of 2011: "Damn theres a lot of f-gs out in New York today #WhatTheF-ck"
Briscoe's tweet, and entire Twitter account, have since been deleted. ROH issued the following statement in response to Briscoe's remarks:
Ring of Honor Wrestling respects and appreciates every fan regardless of age, gender, race, religion or sexual preference. The recent post by Jay Briscoe does not represent the views or opinions of Ring of Honor Wrestling, its owners, management or employees.
ROH sent out another statement moments ago noting that Briscoe will issue a public apology and donate his pay from the next two ROH events to the Partners Against Hate charitable organization:
Jay Briscoe would like to again express his sincerest apologies and regrets to all, especially his young fans, for his recent hateful twitter comment. Ring of Honor has insisted that Jay also make a public apology at the Ring of Honor event this Saturday night. Jay will address the public during the event.
In addition to this apology, Ring of Honor and Jay have agreed that he will donate his full pay from the next two Ring of Honor events to the Partners Against Hate charitable organization. Partners Against Hate was created to help prevent, deter, and reduce juvenile hate-related behavior.