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jason collins first active player to come out and say "i'm gay"



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"Jason Collins comes out as

"Jason Collins comes out as first openly gay basketball player. Man who was born yesterday commented, 'I never knew gay people existed until I read this article! You learn something new every day'."

Southern Agrarian

he should be gay

he gets paid millions to play a kids game, I would be gay as well.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

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Yawn!

Yawn!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Agreed

Been happening since the beginning of time. How about some real news.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

The word "gay"...

needs to be stolen back from the homosexuals.

Agreed, to some extent. I

Agreed, to some extent. I don't like that the word "gay" has become a synonym for "homosexual", but it was not homosexuals who transformed the word's popular definition (correct me if I'm wrong). If you're going to "take the word back" from a group then you must influence the original cause which can be attributed to popular culture as far as I understand it.

I agree

When I use to say "gay" and "fag," it was never about making fun of someone because they are homosexual. It was because some "fag" just hit me in the stomach and ran away.

He was acting gay.

LGBT community: need you to chime in here...

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

This is a story on DP?

How about a story on the Nazi CPS in Sacramento?

I'm pretty sure there is one

If there's not, you can create one. And then there are more slots for more stories so there's room for this one.

Defend Liberty!

Excuse me

but who give a rat's ass about Jason Collins sexual preference? How does that relate to the fact that our minds are being gang raped by perverted men of power?

C'mon, this is what you consider worthy of our attention?

"The problem is not those in power, the problem is right between your ears." ~Larken Rose

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5FNDRgPOLs&list=FL4wdZ0dK3HG...

I thought..

he was trying to overcome the stigma in gay culture of playing professional basketball. It is that barrier of gays accepting NBA players that needs to be overcome. C'mon, homos, embrace the big guy. Nevertheless, I don't give a rodent's hairy behind either.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

Exactly

Exactly

Southern Agrarian

Your actions have expressed

Your actions have expressed that it is worthy of your attention. Just sayin'...

But I guess it's quite popular to call attention to a thing by denouncing that things attention, isn't it?

Well

perhaps he didn't like having to hide who he was, and instead decided to exercise this first amendment rights. if nothing else shouldn't we be cheering the excerising of a right?

Why should it be announced?

Should heterosexuals do the same? Let's have press conferences with people sharing their intimate encounters with the world. Rather uncomfortable, don't you think?

Why is it categorically special and something the general public should care about? It is a private thing that should stay private. I don't want to know what people do when they have intimate contact with another - I REALLY don't care and I really don't appreciate having it shoved in my face constantly. And I do not see any reason such an announcement should garner anyone special privileges or treatment.

Keep it to yourself.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

The difference is that in our

The difference is that in our society, you are assumed straight until you say you are homosexual.

The USA, especially its sports leagues, have been a huge source of homophobia. So much so that an active player couldn't come out for fear of ostracization.

People see Collins as a symbol of a changing market....and that is a positive thing.

Your point about the "announcement" is ridiculous. Gays aren't asking for any special treatment. And Collins has no choice that his being gay will attract attention - both positive and negative.

Moreoever, it is difficult to be completely private with your sexuality. For example, bringing a signifant other to a company event, etc. That is a completely normal thing to do, and no one would think twice if Collins were straight. But if he showed up with his boyfriend, it would have made headlines. He doesn't have the option of being privately gay unless he pretends to be publically straight.

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The MSM loves it, their

The MSM loves it, their ratings must have been hurting. I imagine they keep an ace-in-the-hole for just such occasions.

"We've run out of things to report on....Quick! let us run the story of the gay NBA free agent, it will surely generate revenue."

Southern Agrarian

Why should it not?

People are free to do as they choose. Who are you to tell people what they can and can not do?

Just because you are jealous of the attention he is getting does not mean he should not be able to live the life he wants.

I'm sympathetic to your

I'm sympathetic to your viewpoint, but it's not that it "should" have been announced, it's just that it was.

What's the difference between someone proclaiming homosexuality vs. the proclamation of heterosexuality? Well, from my perspective at least, it seems to be that homosexuality is far less common and oftentimes it is even the cause for discrimination. There is a tendency to presume heterosexuality I think, perhaps especially regarding people who play football because the sport is perceived as "masculine".

If a large group of people had some illegitimate preconceived notion about something which you considered to be a very basic element of your character could you not imagine an interest in "coming out" to make a correction?

Like it or not, shame often follows gay people. This announcement is a reaction to that ill-conceived shame I think.

I, for one, am glad the guy did this because I take pleasure in the discomfort of bigots.

And none of this is to imply that he should get "special treatment".

Excellent. Well-put.

Excellent. Well-put.

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The difference is that normal people

don't have to proclaim their normalcy. Perverts love to revile in there deviance and now days their perversion is trumpeted by the media which we know to be evil and is pushed by the NWO which we also know to be evil. Funny that you side with the ones who are responsible for our downfall. And by the way, shame should follow and the fact that there is no shame is just one more sign of our degenerating society.

Normal people? hmmmmm...

Normal people? hmmmmm...

Yes I know.

Abnormal is quickly becoming the norm. Perhaps I should have chosen a different word.

The Church is a Tool of Globalists

If you want the real tool of government it's the christian churches.

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1

Ahh. Yet another fallacy in translation.

Who is it that determines who runs this government? God or the sheeple? Didn't we remove God from our political process? So if it isn't God then how can that verse be true? The New Testament is rife with mistranslations and must be weighed against the Old Testament. But you may be exactly right in that these mistranslations and false doctrines that spring from them are designed for the specific purpose to control people.

If you are really interested then break out the concordance and your bible and study for yourself to see if what you are being fed is really what was said.

you're lacking in...

...a fundamental understanding of LIBERTY...

The "discomfort of bigots" will be applied by media and government FORCE....

It's not bigoted to uphold a standard of NORMALCY, appealing to THE Creator for an excellent and majority authority...

It's the pseudo-Christianity, the counterfeit Christianity of SATAN is destroying Western Civilization; and yes, I am an island; not because I'm bigoted, but, because I consider this government's authority ILLEGITIMATE in all matters where they act in open rebellion to THE Creator so named in our Declaration of Independence, which is LAW!!!

You cheer this government and media on, go right ahead...sexual liberty trumps religious liberty once again; and you're the one calling people names!

I have reserved for myself

I have reserved for myself the power to decide whether or not a behavior is "bigotted", while it seems to me that you have delegated such power to an authority external to yourself. Fair enough.

by creator

you mean my mother and father right? because they are the ones who created me.

*sigh*

...more Bible-mocking...

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.(29) Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.(30) But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.(31) Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.(32) Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.(33) But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

This is what professing Christian America MUST repent of....disbelief of these words of Christ they proclaim they follow!!!