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MLB to honour gay pioneer Glenn Burke at all-star game
The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 15, 2014 | Amanda Holpuch in New York

Posted on 07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Burke, who came out to team-mates in the 1970s and to the public in 1982, died of AIDS in 1995 aged just 42.

More than two decades after Glenn Burke abruptly retired from Major League Baseball, the former LA Dodgers outfielder will be honored at Tuesday night’s all-star game as one of the few professional athletes to have come out.

Burke's four-and-a-half year career is remembered for his charismatic attitude and the pressures he faced as a gay athlete in the late 1970s.

Burke, who played for the Dodgers and the Oakland A's, was the first professional ball player to come out to his team-mates and team owners, although he didn't announce it publicly until 1982, two years after his career was over. He died of Aids-related complications in 1995, aged 42.

Burke said he was "sure his team-mates didn't care" – but admitted he faced problems with management. "Prejudice drove me out of baseball sooner than it should have," Burke told the New York Times in 1994. "But I wasn't changing."

The Dodgers’ general manager Al Campanis reportedly pressured him to get married. "I guess you mean to a woman," Burke replied. Campanis denied the claims....

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; celebratesin; corporateliberalism; culturewar; dodgers; gayitup; god; hedonism; homofascism; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; mlb; moralabsolutes; sodomite; sodomy; sports
I predict the Penn State coaches reputations will be rehabilitated sooner than you think.
1 posted on 07/15/2014 9:56:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did they? I didn’t see it.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 10:01:34 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; little jeremiah; antceecee
He was not gay. He was a miserable, unhappy, sexual deviant who was justly punished with AIDS for his sinful behavior. Homosexuals are not -- repeat NOT -- gay. They are sodomites guilty of an abomination. The lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah as revealed through God's Righteous Wrath is just as applicable today as it was then. Moral absolutes are just that.
3 posted on 07/15/2014 10:01:57 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

AMEN!


4 posted on 07/15/2014 10:04:03 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man led an unhealthy lifestyle that led to his early demise (aged 42) and the liberal corporation celebrates it.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 10:04:16 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: re_nortex

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 10:04:32 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (Settled science.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think we should rename the United States: United Sodom and Gomorrah and then turn out the lights.
7 posted on 07/15/2014 10:05:05 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Something to really be proud of. Let’s celebrate.


8 posted on 07/15/2014 10:05:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Burke further angered the organization by becoming friends with the gay son of Dodgers’ manager Tommy Lasorda.

What does the euphemism "becoming friends" mean in the gay community? Did he seduce Lasorda's son?

9 posted on 07/15/2014 10:07:37 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Article says he may have invented the high-five. I thought that went back to the days of “gimme some skin” hand slapping.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 10:11:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Honored a gay guy but no mention of Tony Gwynn nor Don Zimmer. Sigh.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 10:12:42 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: re_nortex

You got balls baby! Can I say that? One of the better summations without fear. Yes!


12 posted on 07/15/2014 10:13:42 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Prejudice drove me out of baseball sooner than it should have,"

Yeah, baseball has always had a prejudice against batters with a .237 career average who only play in 50 games a year.

13 posted on 07/15/2014 10:16:57 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: llevrok

Soon to be named in the Baseball/Football/Basketball Hall Of fame!

I wonder if the Gay Bowling Hall Of Fame will make it in Montpelier Vermont?


14 posted on 07/15/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( Laughter is the best medicine, unless you have diarrhea.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So he is to be “honored” not for his playing ability. Got it.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 10:28:29 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He died of AIDS? Gosh...how did that happen??? /sarc


16 posted on 07/15/2014 10:34:04 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

there is absolutely nothing noble about sodomy or lesbianism. zero to be proud about.


17 posted on 07/15/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: llevrok
Honored a gay guy but no mention of Tony Gwynn nor Don Zimmer. Sigh.

Money post! Thanks.

18 posted on 07/15/2014 10:59:02 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He was a catcher, right?

An Irishman was watching his first baseball game. He noticed that when the ball was hit, the batter would run as fast as he could for first base.
One batter, however, tossed his bat away, carelessly, and began jogging for the first base.

Paddy asked what was up with that. He didn’t hit the ball.
His American friend said to him, “He’s got four balls on him.”

Paddy considered this for a moment, then stood and yelled.
“Run proudly me boyo!”


19 posted on 07/15/2014 10:59:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

522 AB,,,,,,,,,2 HR,,,,,38 RBI,,,,,,22BB,,,,,,,73K. In four and a half years.

He was like another Willie Mays.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 11:17:22 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s bad enough in sports to be sleeping with the coach’s daughter, quite another thing to be sleeping with the coach’s son.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 11:17:54 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, let’s honor a man who’s mental disorder drove him to have unprotected sodomy with perfect strangers at highway rest stops. An illness that cot him his life.

Good Choice. How brave he was.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 11:54:37 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Rockpile
522 AB,,,,,,,,,2 HR,,,,,38 RBI,,,,,,22BB,,,,,,,73K. In four and a half years.

Not even a mid-level utility player.

23 posted on 07/16/2014 1:49:49 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of all the known deviant sexual behaviors (disorders), what gives homosexuality its special, protected status?


24 posted on 07/16/2014 2:08:36 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
Of all the known deviant sexual behaviors (disorders), what gives homosexuality its special, protected status?

Revolutionary political usefulness.
It isn't exclusively the "gays" themselves driving this thing.

25 posted on 07/16/2014 2:26:56 AM PDT by Salman
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To: windsorknot
"...Of all the known deviant sexual behaviors (disorders), what gives homosexuality its special, protected status?"

Liberals and other deviants of all stripes?

26 posted on 07/16/2014 2:27:35 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: a fool in paradise

And that is the money sentence- “died of Aids at 42”


27 posted on 07/16/2014 3:10:48 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When will baseball honor the first player to “come out” as a beasti?

Does that player have to die from a disease he got from that type of sex? Would he have to beceom “friends” with his coaches dog?


28 posted on 07/16/2014 3:23:15 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

looks like i won’t be going to nor watching any major league games from now on

oh well.

they want to promote fags and the fag culture, then they won’t be doing it to anyone in my family


29 posted on 07/16/2014 3:38:17 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: llevrok

Sign of our sick times.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 3:41:56 AM PDT by John W (Summer of Recovery VI: This Time We're Serious)
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To: TBP
Did they? I didn’t see it.

That's what I was wondering...

31 posted on 07/16/2014 3:45:37 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Not televised (wisely so, imo; ratings have been falling fast enough already): just like the ‘gay wedding’ wasn’t televised during the Rose Bowl Parade this past year.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 3:58:47 AM PDT by Reagan80 ("In this current crisis, government is not the solution to our problems, government IS the problem")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another once-great American institution bows down to the great god of political correctness.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 4:03:38 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is someone honored for getting a preventable disease?


34 posted on 07/16/2014 4:30:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: windsorknot

Soon there will be a celebration honoring Sandusky.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 4:32:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MLB “honours” homosexual based on nothing other than he was homo.

Where’s the muslim baseball news?


36 posted on 07/16/2014 5:03:45 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Goodbye, America.

Glad I knew you when you were good, healthy and sane.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 11:39:43 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s hope they can find a transgender player to honor at the 2015 game.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 8:51:10 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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