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Fallout Expected Over Cager's Choice to Live as Lesbian
Agape Press ^ | 10/27/05 | Allie Martin

Posted on 10/28/2005 11:22:00 AM PDT by tuesday afternoon

(AgapePress) - A former homosexual says the recent announcement by WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes that she has chosen to live as a lesbian will bring wrath from homosexual activists.

Recently the Houston Comets forward told ESPN The Magazine that she wanted to be honest and open up about being a lesbian. However, Swoopes said she was not born a lesbian, and did not get divorced in 1999 because of sexual orientation.

"Do you think I was born this way? No," she told Associated Press. "And that's probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are."

Swoopes' "coming out" may cause more than just confusion, according to Stephen Bennett, a former homosexual who runs a ministry that helps those who want to leave the homosexual lifestyle. He says homosexual activists will blast the basketball player.

"With her using that word that she has chosen the lifestyle, I'm telling you it's going to be like whacking a hornets' nest," says Bennett. "The bees [sic] are going to come out and just literally try to sting this lady for saying that."

The ministry leader sees some positives coming out of the cager's proclamation. "The truth is starting to come out," he says, "and I think the more that we get people who are really open and honest about this, the straight talk about homosexuality is going to come through."

Bennett and his wife are about to launch a daily radio talk-show dealing with the issue of the homosexual agenda. "Believe me," he says, "we'll be dealing with all stories like this." The name of the program is "Straight Talk Radio."

Swoopes, 34, has an 8-year-old son. The five-time All-Star was honored in September as the WNBA's Most Valuable Player for the third time in her professional career.

Allie Martin, a regular contributor to AgapePress, is a reporter for American Family Radio News, which can be heard online


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dyke; homosexualagenda; wnba
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So far I have not heard any backlash from the Homosexual Lobby. Maybe they hope to sweep it under the rug.

I was friends with a homosexual women who complained that all her "girlfriends" kept leaving her for guys. She and some others were all upset about Anne Heche at the time, too. Bad for the cause, you know.

1 posted on 10/28/2005 11:22:00 AM PDT by tuesday afternoon
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To: little jeremiah; DirtyHarryY2K

ping


2 posted on 10/28/2005 11:22:36 AM PDT by tuesday afternoon
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To: tuesday afternoon
Bad for the cause, you know.

And that's all it really is--a cause.

3 posted on 10/28/2005 11:24:49 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: tuesday afternoon

I simply cannot find room in my busy schedule to care about this.


4 posted on 10/28/2005 11:24:56 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: tuesday afternoon

Who would marry an ex-homosexual? An ex-lesbian?


5 posted on 10/28/2005 11:25:29 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: tuesday afternoon
Still can't get over the shock of a WNBA player being a lesbian!
6 posted on 10/28/2005 11:25:29 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: tuesday afternoon

Bennett needs to be sued for contributing to the demise of the word "literally."


7 posted on 10/28/2005 11:26:04 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: tuesday afternoon
Whoa! STOP THE PRESSES!!! Do you mean to tell me that the WNBA has lesbians playing in their league??? Unbelievable!!!
8 posted on 10/28/2005 11:26:59 AM PDT by jjm2111 (99.7 FM Radio Kuwait)
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To: tuesday afternoon

I have to at least respect that she freely admits it is her choice.


9 posted on 10/28/2005 11:27:19 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Ps. 14:34)
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To: tuesday afternoon

"Do you think I was born this way? No," she told Associated Press. "And that's probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are."



Um, Ms. Swoops? You better learn to duck.


10 posted on 10/28/2005 11:27:27 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am Lord of the Sea People! Ruler of their under water universe!)
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To: r9etb

And yet you found time to click the article and post. If you didn't care, you wouldn't be here.


11 posted on 10/28/2005 11:27:51 AM PDT by two134711 (Haven't we learned by now not to trust the AP to tell the whole truth?)
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To: tuesday afternoon

All seriousness aside, OMG! You mean there are lesbians in the WNBA???!!!!


The shock!


The horrors!

ROFLMAO!!!!!


12 posted on 10/28/2005 11:28:26 AM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am Lord of the Sea People! Ruler of their under water universe!)
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To: GSWarrior

How would you like to be her ex-husband? She says she wasn't born "this way", but after being married to him, she became a lesbian.


13 posted on 10/28/2005 11:30:21 AM PDT by JustRight
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To: Semper Paratus
Still can't get over the shock of a WNBA player being a lesbian!

Funny story, last night at the bar this came up.

Most of the folks who knew who she was were arguing that she had come out of the closet a long time ago.

Swoops did have a great line a few years back that still makes me laugh.

She was defending the WNBA about lesbianism, and she said something to the effect of "We're not all lesbians, at least half the league is straight"....and she wasn't misspeaking (some news folks quoted her, others didn't).

14 posted on 10/28/2005 11:31:06 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: tuesday afternoon

Oooh, Lesbians. Yummy.

15 posted on 10/28/2005 11:31:08 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: GSWarrior

Perhaps they are very good lovers?


16 posted on 10/28/2005 11:31:18 AM PDT by The Westerner
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To: GSWarrior

In his day, a lot of women would have gone for Rock Hudson. And then there was that sex change Bond Girl, what was her name, Tula - she turned a lot of heads too.

You never know.


17 posted on 10/28/2005 11:32:12 AM PDT by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada!)
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To: tuesday afternoon
"The bees [sic] are going to come out

I give up - why did they use the "[sic]" here? That usually means "it's not my fault - the original quotation has the error!"...

18 posted on 10/28/2005 11:32:59 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jjm2111
Whoa! STOP THE PRESSES!!! Do you mean to tell me that the WNBA has lesbians playing in their league??? Unbelievable!!!

Bill Simmons (ESPN's "The Sports Guy") noted that the WNBA could increase fan interest by having players grow playoff beards like in other sports.

19 posted on 10/28/2005 11:33:37 AM PDT by va4me ("Government isn't the solution to the problem, it is the problem" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: tuesday afternoon
"Do you think I was born this way? No," she told Associated Press. "And that's probably confusing to some, because I know a lot of people believe that you are."

I was born a heterosexual male. Now I've decided to become a lesbian trapped inside of a man's body.

20 posted on 10/28/2005 11:33:46 AM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: The Westerner

Your question reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Jerry is trying to explain to Elaine that they never change teams 'you only have access to the equipment 20% of the time - they have access to it all the time"


21 posted on 10/28/2005 11:34:08 AM PDT by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada!)
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To: tuesday afternoon

Lesbians in the WNBA? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


22 posted on 10/28/2005 11:35:00 AM PDT by kaktuskid
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To: JustRight

I think I'd keep it on the DL.


23 posted on 10/28/2005 11:35:30 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: tuesday afternoon

Say it ain't so, you liberals. You mean one can choose one's sexual orientation and biology has nothing to do with it. Shocking news!


24 posted on 10/28/2005 11:36:04 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
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To: tuesday afternoon
Maybe they hope to sweep it under the rug

Booooooooh [snicker]

25 posted on 10/28/2005 11:37:04 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: two134711
And yet you found time to click the article and post. If you didn't care, you wouldn't be here.

LOL! Not what I meant -- poor choice of words on my part. It's true that I don't give a rat's ass about Sheryl Swopes coming out as a lesbian (which is not a surprise, anyway).

What I don't have time in my schedule for, is the wishful thinking on the part of the author that the homosexual lobby will be pissed about this. They won't be: they understand that any publicity like this is good publicity for them.

26 posted on 10/28/2005 11:37:09 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Semper Paratus
Still can't get over the shock of a WNBA player being a lesbian!

Next thing they'll tell us is that there are lessies in the WPGA and women's tennis.

27 posted on 10/28/2005 11:37:59 AM PDT by jslade
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To: tuesday afternoon
Over the years, I've known quite a few homosexuals, both male and female. I would guess that about 1/3 of the men and maybe 1/4 of the women had a strong sense of always having been homosexual, the rest were in varying degrees either the victims of seduction or abuse by other (usually older) homosexuals at a vulnerable time in their lives, or in other cases 'opportunistic' or 'lifestyle' homosexuals. Opportunistic homosexuals are those who sort of fall into it as adults (or late adolescents) as a result of either experimentation with friends (perhaps after a bad relationship or with the typical stirrings of the erotic as kids) and then often (men especially) feel 'stuck' with it. Lifestyle homosexuals is the term I'd use for those, and I've known a few, attracted to the fast hedonistic (well, truly debauched) gay 'scenes'.

So, based on my own anecdotal experience, I'd say there are both "born that way" gays (leaving aside the question of whether it's a result of nature or nurture) and those who are not. The latter, IMHO, greatly outnumber the former. If homosexuality were truly genetic, given that most homosexuals reproduce less than heterosexuals, you would expect to see their number diminish over time. Only way to get new ones, if they're not breeding, is recruitment.

28 posted on 10/28/2005 11:39:16 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: jslade

Or that a lot of male figure skaters are gay.


29 posted on 10/28/2005 11:39:30 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I ain't got a dime, but what I got is mine. I ain't rich, but Lord I'm free.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

They used the [sic] because what they really meant was Bs...as in Beeyotches


30 posted on 10/28/2005 11:40:21 AM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: r9etb

Ok. Sorry if I sounded snippy. :(

And you're right: all that matters is that there's another member on the team; it doesn't matter if she was a late round draft pick.


31 posted on 10/28/2005 11:42:00 AM PDT by two134711 (Haven't we learned by now not to trust the AP to tell the whole truth?)
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To: tuesday afternoon
So far I have not heard any backlash from the Homosexual Lobby. Maybe they hope to sweep it under the rug.

The gay community hates bi-sexuals for the same reason. It counters their arguement that people have a choice.

32 posted on 10/28/2005 11:45:22 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: tuesday afternoon

"He says homosexual activists will blast the basketball player."

They will definitely try to get their licks in ... so to speak.


33 posted on 10/28/2005 11:46:23 AM PDT by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

"I give up - why did they use the '[sic]' here?"

Because bees don't usually come out of hornets' nests, perhaps?


34 posted on 10/28/2005 11:47:30 AM PDT by Kahonek
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To: tuesday afternoon
Once again, if you do not parrot the liberal line, they will attack you... especially if you are a member of one of "their" protected groups. Can't have any diversity of opinion on that side of the fence.
35 posted on 10/28/2005 11:50:59 AM PDT by Teacher317
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Because bees don't usually come out of hornets' nests, perhaps?

Yes, of course.

< slaps head >

36 posted on 10/28/2005 11:52:32 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: HostileTerritory

Thank you for your post. I had wanted to say something similar, but felt sheepish and petty about it....didn't want to be the grammar police and all...but the use of the word "literally" when they don't mean "literally" really gets on my nerves...


37 posted on 10/28/2005 11:54:42 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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Bennett needs to be sued for contributing to the demise of the word "literally."

William F. Buckley would be proud of you! As am I.

Do you think we could make any progress with an effort to make people use the words "lie" and "lay" correctly?

38 posted on 10/28/2005 11:56:10 AM PDT by American Quilter (Why doesn't the government have to pay taxes on its income?)
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To: tuesday afternoon

I'm not upset. She wasn't on my wish list anyway. But she does give Ville Niemenen a serious challenge for having the largest head in sports.


39 posted on 10/28/2005 12:14:17 PM PDT by jjmcgo
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To: kaktuskid

Who there isn't?????


40 posted on 10/28/2005 12:16:37 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Semper Paratus

41 posted on 10/28/2005 12:17:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: martin_fierro

"It's a man bab-by!".


42 posted on 10/28/2005 12:18:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: tuesday afternoon; EdReform; backhoe; Yehuda; Clint N. Suhks; saradippity; stage left; Yakboy; ...
Homosexual Agenda Ping.

If you want on/off the ping list let me and little jeremiah know.

43 posted on 10/28/2005 1:11:41 PM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (http://soapboxharry.blogspot.com/)
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To: tuesday afternoon

I always tell my Wife that certain girls in sports tend to look on the "Butchy" side and she always say No Way. Anybody who thinks there's not a Homosexual agenda is fooling themselves.


44 posted on 10/28/2005 1:15:00 PM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: Always Right

The gay community hates bi-sexuals for the same reason.




Bi-sexuals are greedy. Then again they have twice the chance of getting a date than anyone else.


45 posted on 10/28/2005 1:18:55 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (I am Lord of the Sea People! Ruler of their under water universe!)
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To: tuesday afternoon
I don't get why this is such a Big Deal. Martina Navratilova came out 25 years ago or so. Then there was Dr. Renee Richards, who used to be a guy and then played on the woman's tennis tour. Kaz Tadano of the Cleveland Indians once made gay porn films.

I believe the real agenda is to convince people that gays are subject to horrible persecution in this country like they were in Nazi Germany. It's all crap. Most people, frankly, don't care.

46 posted on 10/28/2005 1:26:25 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (Limbaugh: Fair Dispute, in Good Repute. maureen coulter: just a slimer and a clymer.)
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To: jslade

Bull dyke WNBAers play with big basketballs.


47 posted on 10/28/2005 1:43:26 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (MSM pseudo reporters use "could, may, and might" when they are lying and spinning.)
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To: JustRight

He left her because she kept dribbling his balls.


48 posted on 10/28/2005 1:47:21 PM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Chicken spit causes flu....... Fox News)
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To: tuesday afternoon
So far I have not heard any backlash from the Homosexual Lobby. Maybe they hope to sweep it under the rug.

My guess is that they will try to sweep it under the rug until they can badger Swoopes enough to retract her statement.
49 posted on 10/28/2005 2:02:49 PM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents can give their children are siblings.)
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To: tuesday afternoon

Not just Anne Hecht, but Melissa Ethridge's ex-whats-her-name that was previously married to Lou Diamond Phillips, too. She had the babies, then, after a couple of years she left Melissa for a man.


50 posted on 10/28/2005 2:14:10 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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