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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

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1 posted on 05/17/2011 10:33:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Something you want to tell us, Chuck?


2 posted on 05/17/2011 10:35:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The only people that wouldn’t mind appearing naked in front of gay teammates are those who are gay themselves or exhibitionists.

Of course, as entertainment and sports are full of exhibitionists, they wouldn’t mind.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 10:37:57 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

so a team mate likes ot get off in a certain way and they feel the need to tell us that and then ask for equal rights.

What a frigging joke this is.


4 posted on 05/17/2011 10:38:52 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And in the buisness world, the ability to do the job should outweigh the color of ones skin.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Charles, when I walk into the women’s restroom at work, it’s called “sexual harassment” even if I don’t say anything to them. That’s because I’m attracted to women.

What do you call it when a gay man is in the locker room with men, Chuck? I’ll give you a hint: same thing.


6 posted on 05/17/2011 10:39:30 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: ConservativeStatement

Turrible. Just turrible.


7 posted on 05/17/2011 10:40:44 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Around 20 years ago when I was living in NYC and in a financial bind with my pregnant wife in law school, I worked as a bartender in a high-end gay bar.

There were not lots of gay professional athletes that would show-up but there were quite a few, mostly from baseball and some from football and basketball.

From what I could tell, these guys were not trying to hide their orientation and it was clear that while the public may not have known, their teammates did know.


8 posted on 05/17/2011 10:41:44 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: bolobaby

Well, to solve that locker room problem, you could have separate locker rooms for homosexual males. Frankly, you might have to do something like that to resolve the issue of getting dressed and undressed and sex attraction and all that.

But it might be considered bigoted if men wanted to send the “gay” men to a separate locker room.


9 posted on 05/17/2011 10:42:08 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: ConservativeStatement

SORRY.

NO FAGS ALLOWED IN THE LOCKER ROOM !!


10 posted on 05/17/2011 10:42:29 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Several were also same-sex pedophiles, but hey,as long as they can play b’ball for bucks, no problem.


11 posted on 05/17/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: ConservativeStatement
Are you sure that's true for all sports, Charles?


12 posted on 05/17/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If you guys are so afraid of gays in the locker room, don’t be. Unless you are a serious hottie they will not be getting turned on. You guys really think that if you changed on the beach and your towel blew away at the wrong moment, all the girls will be delirious with desire? Not so, my friends.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 10:45:21 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: trumandogz

How bout naming a few. Sounds like BS to me. Football is a man’s sport, not a fag’s.


14 posted on 05/17/2011 10:47:23 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: bolobaby

Charles, when I walk into the women’s restroom at work, it’s called “sexual harassment” even if I don’t say anything to them. That’s because I’m attracted to women.

What do you call it when a gay man is in the locker room with men, Chuck? I’ll give you a hint: same thing.””

The goal is to allow the deviants, full, unhindered, access to the object of their sick obsession.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 10:49:12 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Neoliberalnot

“How bout naming a few.”

No.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 10:49:25 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought that freak Dennis Rodman was gay - or at least a polysexual.


17 posted on 05/17/2011 10:51:20 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Each and every day I discover another thing to add to the “shove it up you smelly Obama, slimebag liberals” list.

The fight is coming.

And it isn’t gonna be pretty.

And we have the names of all responsible “progressives”


18 posted on 05/17/2011 10:52:35 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ConservativeStatement
After all, Barkley has no doubt he played with several gay teammates.

Not interesting unless you give us their names, Charles.

19 posted on 05/17/2011 10:52:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: trumandogz

Been watching your homophilic postings for some time. Why NO—it was 20 years ago? That is exactly why I said BS.


20 posted on 05/17/2011 10:52:57 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Barkley is right, he’s NOT a role model for our kids.


21 posted on 05/17/2011 10:54:15 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Does anybody really care what an idiot like Charles Barkley has to say about anything?


22 posted on 05/17/2011 10:54:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ConservativeStatement
Could have shortened the article to "Charles Barkley is sick and tired..."
23 posted on 05/17/2011 11:04:41 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t have a problem with what Barkley says here. If I own or coach a team, I want the best players, regardless of sexual orientation, race, etc.


24 posted on 05/17/2011 11:10:09 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: dfwgator

Uh, wasn`t Barkley the one who got arrested for drunk driving while in a hurry to get a blow job from some street whore ?

Why is this fat pig puke even on TV anymore and why is he moralizing to ANYONE !?


25 posted on 05/17/2011 11:10:14 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t have a problem with what Barkley says here. If I own or coach a team, I want the best players, regardless of sexual orientation, race, etc.


26 posted on 05/17/2011 11:10:17 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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I interpreted part of his comments to be critical of those who bash heterosexuals.

“I really like ESPN,” Barkley added. “They do a great job. But like once every two or three months, they bring all these people on there, and they tell me how me and my team are going to respond to a gay guy.

“First of all, every player has played with gay guys. It bothers me when I hear these reporters and jocks get on TV and say, ‘Oh, no guy can come out in a team sport. These guys would go crazy.’ First of all, quit telling me what I think. I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.”

27 posted on 05/17/2011 11:20:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: wolfman23601

I hear what your saying, but players are regularly traded/cut because they are locker room “problems”. I’m not refering here to sexual orientation. Think Terrell Owens.

If a group of “straights” were to make an issue of it, which way to you think it would go? Personally, I don’t know. We are in an era where a star basketball player can get a coach fired or get his free-agent buddies on his team. Then again, we are also in an era where the commissioner of the NFL will fine/suspend a player for a homophobic epithet yelled in the heat of battle.


28 posted on 05/17/2011 11:31:30 AM PDT by Tallguy (Received a fine from the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit.)
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To: Yaelle

“all the girls will be delirious with desire? Not so, my friends.”

Comparing the sexual desires of women to those of men is apples and oranges. Are gay males less visually oriented than straight males?


29 posted on 05/17/2011 11:36:13 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, Charles, since you observed that you did have gay teammates, it is obvious that the ability to play DID outweigh sexual orientation.

Logic is your friend!


30 posted on 05/17/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement

amazingly, no one would care if you don’t announce it


31 posted on 05/17/2011 11:37:49 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s just turbl!


32 posted on 05/17/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: wolfman23601

So perversion is alright with you then. Pathetic.

If any of the major sports leagues start accepting perversion then they lose my support.


33 posted on 05/17/2011 11:40:30 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Yaelle

So your point is that only beautiful people should be concerned about modesty?

Homely people aren’t entitled to a measure of privacy since nobody really cares anyway?


34 posted on 05/17/2011 11:40:37 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Neoliberalnot; trumandogz

I seem to remember his support of homosexuality as well in many previous posts. It figures that he claims to have worked in a gay bar.


35 posted on 05/17/2011 11:43:48 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: ConservativeStatement
"The Round Mound...of Provincetown"?
36 posted on 05/17/2011 11:46:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: ConservativeStatement

Whatever. I’m tired of people acting like professional basketball is important. Perhaps it does add to the sales of silly clothes, jewelry and tatoos. Beyond that, the salutary effects head toward zero in a hurry.


37 posted on 05/17/2011 11:55:13 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Throw away your papers, blow up your TV...and set yourself free.)
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To: Neoliberalnot

The goal is to allow the deviants, full, unhindered, access to the object of their sick obsession.

&&&
Including our children.


38 posted on 05/17/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Yaelle
LOL!!! If an AVERAGE looking woman's towel came off, thus exposing her naked body on the beach, all the straight guys would get a thrill.

Do you think male homosexuals have the same visual stimuli and sex drives as most females?


39 posted on 05/17/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: TheBigIf

“I seem to remember his support of homosexuality as well in many previous posts.”

Where have I been supportive of homosexuality?


40 posted on 05/17/2011 12:17:13 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: rollo tomasi

LOL. Marilyn Manson is so freaking creepy.

I know guys get turned on by even seeing the average naked woman. But I’ve known gay guys who think it’s so silly that straight men fear them in the locker room. They are very picky and do not care about the bodies of most men.

We girls have had to change in front of obvious lesbian gym teachers forever. That’s worse.


41 posted on 05/17/2011 12:25:51 PM PDT by Yaelle
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So your point is that only beautiful people should be concerned about modesty? Homely people aren’t entitled to a measure of privacy since nobody really cares anyway?

No! LOL. Everyone should be modest. But in a locker room, people should get on with what they need to do, change quickly, use a towel to the shower, whatever, and not worry if one of the people in there might be homosexual.

And if you look like a movie star, if your body is like that guy in the Old Spice commercials, get used to the fact that the gay guys WILL be staring. And talking to you in the parking lot. :) You might have to make your own gym at home!!

42 posted on 05/17/2011 12:29:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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Yeah, except the gays could claim sexual harassment by other gays.

Even that doesn’t work. They’d each need their very own locker room.


43 posted on 05/17/2011 12:54:33 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: dfwgator; BenLurkin

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44 posted on 05/17/2011 1:01:08 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: trumandogz

Try in this thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2591832/posts?q=1&;page=1

When I claimed that the people had a right to legislate against perverse behavior you argued that homosexuality was protected under the 14th Amendment. You continually tried to equate homosexual to heterosexual behavior in order to protect it throughout the discussion. You then went on to make the ‘consenting adults’ argument made by all supporters of perversion rights.

I am sure if I look further that this wasn’t the only time I encountered you defending perversion rights in support of homosexuality. It doesn’t surprise me at all that you now admit to working in a gay bar.


45 posted on 05/17/2011 1:23:14 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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The thread in questions was regarding an attempt in Montana to make homosexual acts illegal.

You appeared to advocate such a law that would make homosexual act illegal.

I simply stated that homosexual acts cannot be made illegal due to 14th Amendment and the Lawrence v. Texas ruling.

I don’t see how pointing to a Constitutional Amendment and a SCOTUS ruling deems one to be supportive a homosexuality.

Sorry, but I was not one of the six Justices on the SCOTUS who voted with the majority in Lawrence v. Texas.


46 posted on 05/17/2011 1:41:14 PM PDT by trumandogz
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You didn’t simply state anything but argued it. You continually tried to equate homosexuality to heterosexuality as if they should be treated equally and used the argument always used by the left-wing claiming that we all should accept any perverse behavior as long as it is between two consenting adults.

Besides you why do you use the Lawrence case as a basis for your argument as if you agree with it? Being that it was a judicial activist decision I would think that you would oppose it if you do not support perversion rights.


47 posted on 05/17/2011 1:45:32 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

Like it or not, Lawrence is the Law of the Land.

And states cannot pass laws that are in direct violation of the US Constitution or SCOTUS Rulings.


48 posted on 05/17/2011 1:50:16 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

You and your buddies down at the gay bar keep telling yourselves that. Lawrence though will not stand for long.


49 posted on 05/17/2011 1:52:02 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Yaelle
Lol, a lesbian gym teacher, can't imagine the stares.

At least men have a “barometer” to tell if the stares cause “excitement”. There is this active duty nurse who showed how “proud” he was in the gym shower and no doubt a product of DADT (By the way the guy carried himself). Eventually people started to complain and he disappeared for awhile. He is back, but “waits his turn” now (This is a gym that has a lot of civilian contractors/dependents/retiree traffic).

50 posted on 05/17/2011 2:03:55 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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