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Charles Barkley: In sports, ability to play should outweigh sexual orientation
Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2011 | Mike Wise

Posted on 05/17/2011 10:33:21 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Charles Barkley is sick and tired of hearing how the sanctuary of the locker room is not ready for a male athlete in a major team sport to come out to his teammates, how awkward everyone would feel after they heard a teammates say, “I’m gay.”

After all, Barkley has no doubt he played with several gay teammates.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: barkley; gays; sports
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To: Yaelle

If you guys are so afraid of gays in the locker room, don’t be>>>>>>

Not afraid. Repulsed. Disgusted. How bout we send them into the woman’s restroom when you are inside?


51 posted on 05/17/2011 2:34:33 PM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: wolfman23601

owners want teams that put people in the seats. A homosexual in the lockerroom/team is a clear negative.

just look at the women’s basketball for clear proof.


52 posted on 05/17/2011 2:39:50 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dennisw

seems Barkley is either protecting himself from the homosexual lobby or he is hiding something OR he is trying to out someone.


53 posted on 05/17/2011 2:43:04 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: rollo tomasi
Lol, a lesbian gym teacher, can't imagine the stares.

I went to a public school once in 7th grade where showers were mandatory and you had to walk naked to them. These two gym teachers were both Army ladies and back then in the 70s a certain amount of the female soldiers were lesbians. You were only allowed to wear your gym shorts (no shirt) to the showers if you were on your period. All this at an age where girls' bodies were changing! It was humiliating. Both for the girls who had "blossomed" and the ones who had not. Those butch women "supervised" the showers too. SICK. Glad they put me in private school after that year.

54 posted on 05/17/2011 2:43:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

just more proof that homosexuals should not be around minors.

as a teacher OR a role model.


55 posted on 05/17/2011 2:46:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Neoliberalnot
Football is a man’s sport, not a fag’s.

It's tribal warfare entertainment. The goal is to dominate and humiliate the other tribe, and forced homosexuality is the ultimate degradation. In football there is a tremendous amount of homo-something going on: putting the cigar shaped ball in the other man's end zone, tight ends, wide receivers, hiking the ball under the butt, dances, huddles, hugs, butt patting, helmet kisses. A female performer at half time with a wardrobe malfunction causes extreme revulsion. I don't know what is going on but both tribal warfare and football incite a tremendous amount of repressed homosexual activity.

56 posted on 05/17/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: TheBigIf

“Lawrence though will not stand for long.”

This Court and no Court in the foreseeable future is going to do a 180 on any previous case that was decided based on the Equal Protection Clause.


57 posted on 05/17/2011 9:18:51 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

BS. I know that is your wish but Lawrence itself was a 180 and an activist decision. It wasn’t even really based upon the equal protection clause, it was completlely an activist decision.

Why dont you explain to me how, under the equal protection clause, any types of sexual behavior or sexual preferences must be treated equally under the law. I am sure you cant because it is a BS statement by you.


58 posted on 05/18/2011 4:18:09 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Yaelle

Would you have any fear of a homoped taking a shower with your young boy? It isn’t fear with men—it is the forced association with disgusting perverts—these creatures are consumers of fecal material. Tell us, is there anything that disgusts you? Some of us just don’t buy the marketing of deviance no matter what the package is and we don’t want to associate with it. Do you buy every product promoted by Homowood—no, so understand other people have a free choice too.


59 posted on 05/18/2011 7:06:00 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot; Yaelle

Yaelle’s claim that homosexual men have no interest in harassing or looking at other men is not backed up by fact at all anyway. She makes the claim based upon what her ‘gay’ friends tell her and that is it. The fact is that there already is plenty of evidence of harassment by homosexuals in bathrooms, public parks and other places. In my state New Jersey the ex-Governor even admitted that he was going around looking for sex in the public restrooms and other places. Who knows if he was molesting children in these public restrooms as well. Harassment in public restrooms is epidemic in many places by homosexuals. And this is not even to mention the constant attacks through threatened lawsuits by homosexuals if you do not like them acting out in public places. Yaelle would be one of those who would agree with the homosexuals, and claim that those who object to this perversion in public have the problem.


60 posted on 05/18/2011 7:21:27 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Neoliberalnot

Ew. Even your description disgusts me. Of course things disgust me. Look, in my son’s locker room there is probably someone gay, probably not known because he is 14 and I don’t know of anyone gay on his team, but there could be. Back when you were in school there were gay guys in your locker room. No one knows, and no one is going to screen people out. There are still people “on the down low” like our President, “happily married with kids” but sneaking time with men on the sly. It is impossible to have gay-free locker rooms, and there is a tiny chance any guy will try to touch you in there so just dress and get out.


61 posted on 05/18/2011 9:14:26 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: TheBigIf

The gay trolling in restrooms is for other gays. Those “glory holes” where some very sick people are risking HIV to have unprotected anonymous sex are voluntary. They are not out to rape unsuspecting businessmen who wander through. They are looking for other horny gay men. Just ask Senator Larry Craig. He had to keep tapping to try and find someone.

I have actually been in one of these “bath house style” toilets. By sheer accident. In college at UCLA, one night our professor invited us to a small room in Royce Hall to screen a movie we had to see for our class. There was no break, and I really needed to go p. So I remembered where the women’s bathroom was downstairs and raced there so as not to miss much of the film. To my surprise the bathroom had been turned into a men’s room, and late at night in this empty building it was filled with gay men doing their “thing.”. They were surprised to see me in there, shall we say? I ran into an empty stall and used it and got out of there. I had my own agenda and didn’t bother them. But that was weird.

Gay guys “cruising” are not into women, or straight men. You’d have to be at least bi-curious, lol, to get their attention.


62 posted on 05/18/2011 9:25:14 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

I am not sure what your point is by saying “Look,…” and then making the claim of how there are always going to be homosexuals. Are you trying to say that we should accept and deal with it by avoiding them but not try to legislate against homosexual behavior in public?

There has always been every type of perverse or deviant behavior but we legislate against it. Do you think that this should be different?


63 posted on 05/18/2011 9:26:51 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: ConservativeStatement

Charles moral authority matches his golf swing. Both miss terribly and are extremely flawed.


64 posted on 05/18/2011 9:30:01 AM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: Yaelle

The bathrooms are for all of the public and are not gay only bathrooms so your claim is BS. Children use public restrooms and these people could care less and I am sure take advantage of a child if they get the chance as well. For you to try and make it seem as if it is only a voluntary thing and thus alright and that anyone else could just do their own thing and not be bothered is ludicrous and sickening. Your story is sickening as well being that you accept this behavior and didn’t call the police.

The way you seem to continually try to speak on behalf of all homosexuals as if you can is bizarre. Homosexuality is a corruption. It is connected with all other perverse corruptions as is seen among homosexual communities. Homosexuals attack children at a very high rate. They seek to corrupt society and attack traditional values continually. Given tolerance at all it will spread through society like the disease that it is.


65 posted on 05/18/2011 9:34:52 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is a non-issue, but it is being used divisively. In the mind of the gay activist, it would not be enough for a closeted homosexual to come out privately to his/her teammates. No, that person has a responsibility to come out publicly to everyone.

If a homosexual teammate becomes a problem, it has to be dealt with. If a professional athlete wants to come out but feels intimidated by doing so....well, too bad. Stay in the closet. Everyone has a choice.

66 posted on 05/18/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: TheBigIf

Well said. You will never get a homophile to think otherwise. To them, NAMBLA doesn’t exist. The perverts have their following and some who follow are there only to condemn others who call a disgusting deviant anything but. The deviants who habit filthy public restrooms in gang fashion often consume grams of fecal material, from multiple rimming and felching partners, teeming with billions of microorganisms, but hey, its just another kind of normal to tolerant homophiles.

I would ask the informed and tolerant UCLA person; can you tell us what group is the #1 vector for infectious diseases in the country?? Impress us with your knowledge of public health threats?? Please.


67 posted on 05/18/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: TheBigIf

Oh no, I did not say that horny freaks cruising in public restrooms was ok!! It is not and these pervs should be arrested!

I just meant that they are cruising for willing participants.


68 posted on 05/18/2011 9:47:59 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: TheBigIf

My sickening story was me as a college student running to use a bathroom in a hurry and getting back to see a film I was to be tested on. Those were my priorities, not getting those gays arrested.


69 posted on 05/18/2011 9:50:44 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Again you act as if you speak for them all.

I have known of many cases of homosexual perverts harassing underage boys, harassing men even. Talk to any police officer in New Jersey and he will tell you of countless cases. They could less who they go after.


70 posted on 05/18/2011 9:55:55 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

The guys cruising are looking for like-mindeds.

Of course there are pervs and child molesters who are acting singly and trying to get kids and innocents.

Not the same people.


71 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:10 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

In this thread your priority seems to be to defend homosexuals with constant claims that they would never harass anyone in public when the evidence is that they constantly do harass others.


72 posted on 05/18/2011 10:00:12 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Yaelle

That homosexual pedophilia has nothing to do with homosexuality is another myth spouted by people who want to defend homosexuality. They are not two different things. One perversion leads to another perversion and in any homosexual community or area you will many of the worst perversions being committed on a regular basis. Just look at any gay pride parade.

Stop promoting the normalcy of homosexuality using left-wing myths.


73 posted on 05/18/2011 10:05:26 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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