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Penn State Coach Fired for being Homophobic? (Rene Portland - 2008)
Various, Free Republic ^ | 11/11/2111 | Loud Mime

Posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:51 PM PST by Loud Mime

Were Penn State coaches worried about outing a homosexual on their staff? One coach was not and is no longer at the University. Rene Portland, the Women's Basketball Coach for over twenty years, did not tolerate homosexuals on her team.

The next two excerpts and links will give you enough information to decide for yourself.

As anybody who follows Penn State knows, Portland doesn't tolerate lesbians in her program. It's a selling point in her recruiting. But last year, Portland was sued by a former player, Jennifer Harris, who alleged that Portland harassed her and eventually told her to find another place to play -- simply because Portland believed Harris was a lesbian. Harris says she isn't gay, but that's hardly the point: Portland thought she was. So she sought first to alienate Harris from her teammates, and then to dismiss her.
Not long ago, such discriminatory behavior was tolerated. But while other coaches have kept up with the times, Portland remains mired in the past -- just like those coaches who refused to recruit black players in the 1950s. History has shown those men to be not only morally wrong, but unpragmatic. Why wouldn't you want to field the best players available? Why not put your program in the best position to win?
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It’s like a cruel joke when former Penn State women’s basketball coach Rene Portland says this 18 minutes into the new documentary, “Training Rules.” The film chronicles Portland’s reign of terror of almost 30 years at Penn State and documenter her routine of threatening her players, creating a deeply homophobic environment on the team and systematically kicking women off her team for being lesbians or even for being a suspected lesbian. In 2005, Portland removed standout player Jennifer Harris from the team and Harris believed it was because Portland suspected she was gay. Harris filed a lawsuit with the National Center for Lesbian Rights; That prompted former Penn State players to come out of the woodwork corroborating Harris’ story. And in that lies the crux of “Training Rules.”
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Fifty-two weeks free of national scrutiny.

More than 365 days since rainbow flags and banners reading "Rene's still here, why isn't Jen?" and "Personal foul, Rene Portland!" dotted the arena.

Nearly a year after Rene Portland's controversial resignation on March 23 amid allegations of discrimination, a new atmosphere has surrounded the Penn State women's basketball team this season, and it's largely because of one woman: Coquese Washington.

The first-year head coach has brought new life and enthusiasm to the program and has taken heat off the university following two years of discrimination lawsuits.

Equal rights groups across the country have praised Penn State for hiring Washington, said Helen Carroll, sports project director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homophobic; homosexualagenda; lesbonaziagenda; lesbonazism; pederastagenda; pennstate; portland
Was a foundation set? You decide.
1 posted on 11/11/2011 12:58:58 PM PST by Loud Mime
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To: Nachum; Huck; Jacquerie; definitelynotaliberal
Make that "three" excerpts.
2 posted on 11/11/2011 1:01:02 PM PST by Loud Mime (It's not "OCCUPY" movements - it's "COMMUNIZE" movements)
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To: Loud Mime
Penn State Coach Fired for being Homophobic?

Maybe yes and maybe no, but regardless it's on its way. Allowing for "gay rights" (an oxymoron) starts down a slippery slope that includes child abuse among many other horribles and ends in a smoldering ash heap of God's judgement.

3 posted on 11/11/2011 1:03:26 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

“Allowing for “gay rights” (an oxymoron) starts down a slippery slope that includes child abuse among many other horribles and ends in a smoldering ash heap of God’s judgement.”

You’re right; the “media” still won’t admit that the Church scandal was (for the most part) a gay scandal. The Church’s response has been to simply ban them from seminaries and hope for the best while those in the system attrite out. If Paterno was a bishop they’d be calling for his imprisonment.


4 posted on 11/11/2011 1:09:16 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Loud Mime

You either have a mess with pedophiles and homosexuals or you get rid of them.

There are no two ways.

When you have lesbians on the team, you will end up with a team of lesbians. The other women do not wish to be eyed and fondled in the shower, they will leave.

Law suits will end up being won by the lesbians to the teams detriment.


5 posted on 11/11/2011 1:12:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: kearnyirish2

NOOOOOO, the Catholic Church scandal was a coverup scandal. Had the church took steps to stop/prevent abuse when the problem was 1st realized, we wouldn’t be dealing with what we are today. Similar to JoePa and the others. Had they done what was morally required at the time, most of the victims would have never been violated by a predator. But instead, like the catholic church, Penn State allowed a predator to continue attacking little boys, all to save face.

You can’t blame either of these on the media, or anything other than thinking of ones self over the welfare of children.


6 posted on 11/11/2011 1:14:59 PM PST by SengirV
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To: Loud Mime
If you read the ESPN article, you certainly come away with the impression that the successful women's basketball coach had a "no lesbians' policy. And that the school supported her keeping lesbians out of women's basketball while, well, we know about one of its football coaches.

Add that to the fact that Jerry Sandusky took a boy with him to the Alamo Bowl game with him in 1999 (the last game Sandusky coached), and San Antonio police are investigating charges than Sandusky molested the boy there . . .

And that Sandusky was at the Dick's Sporting Goods store on Thursday in Penn State clothing . . . (I'm not making either of those things up)

I marvel that this stuff isn't coming from a scriptwriter.

7 posted on 11/11/2011 1:15:26 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I stand for something; therefore, I can't stand Romney)
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To: Scoutmaster

I don’t think scriptwriters have the creativity to address non-fiction; they will stick to movies and the news.


8 posted on 11/11/2011 1:21:35 PM PST by Loud Mime (It's not "OCCUPY" movements - it's "COMMUNIZE" movements)
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To: Loud Mime

Jennifer Harris was never a “stand-out player” for the Lady Lions. The mere fact that the author would describe her as such indicates that they were attempting to create a false image of the women’s basketball program under Portland at PSU.


9 posted on 11/11/2011 1:25:03 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: SengirV
NOOOOOO, the Catholic Church scandal was a coverup scandal.

You are partially correct - indeed, some Bishops did willfully ignore the abuse or cover it up because of fear of scandal. And that is what secular anti-Catholics want to focus on

BUT - the key question remains - WHY did (male) pedophilia become a problem, beginning in the 1970's?????

10 posted on 11/11/2011 1:34:04 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Loud Mime; All
Jennifer Harris’ Sophmore stats at PSU

2003-2004 Penn State (NCAA Div I): 10.4 ppg 2.5 rpg 1.4 apg 1.3 SPG

Not “stand-out”. Another interpretation on the Portland-Harris dispute is that the coach demanded more of Harris than Harris could deliver. Harris was settling scores using the gay/lesbian friendly university hierarchy.

11 posted on 11/11/2011 1:35:05 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Loud Mime

good catch Mr Perry

/s


12 posted on 11/11/2011 1:35:47 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Loud Mime

IMHO...

America is reaching an inflection point where apathetic voters, who up until now have went along with the sodomite agenda marketing message that sodomy has no effect on anyone other than consenting adult sodomites, are being confronted by the reality of that lie.

The inflection point is a logical “fork in the road”, where political pressure will either delegitimize sodomy or continue down the dark road to all-out perversion becoming the norm throughout society. The “fork in the road” will give a few years during which the right choice can be made.


13 posted on 11/11/2011 1:36:01 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Scoutmaster

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Because fiction has to make sense!


14 posted on 11/11/2011 1:46:10 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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homophobes?!!! Pervs?!!!
we report, you decide.


15 posted on 11/11/2011 1:47:11 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: SengirV

“You can’t blame either of these on the media, or anything other than thinking of ones self over the welfare of children.”

I’m not blaming either on the media; I wish they’d treat Paterno like a bishop. The Church scandal was a gay scandal, in which men in positions of authority were often compromised themselves by the “Lavender Mafia”. I think some people high in the administration, as well as ALL perps, should face prison. For another side of it, read Cardinal Law’s deposition, in which he very handily proves that some Boston offenders had doctor’s notes (from psychiatrists) attesting that they could return to ministry. The Church at the time felt the same way the government did, that this was a treatable condition; now we all know better, and keep the freaks in prison after their terms are served (I think it is called “civilly committed”) because they will attack again.

Church leaders brought about the scandal; the media reported very selectively about the larger issues involved, using it as a soapbox to call for female clergy (will NEVER happen - that was Christ’s call) and liberalization of all moral positions, while completely ignoring the sex abuse in public school systems (especially New York City’s).


16 posted on 11/11/2011 1:48:17 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Loud Mime

Irony is ironic.

17 posted on 11/11/2011 2:02:11 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Loud Mime
The righteous writer who condemns Portland doesn't even consider that there might be a good reason for excluding lesbians.

There could be a good reason that is not "bigotry." I have personally witnessed situations where homosexual women have "taken over" in certain areas of employment.

These women would harrass and intimidate straight women (which is fine, if you're a lesbian doing the harrassing). Straight women understandably felt so unwelcome that they would transfer out.

The politically correct lesson? "Discrimination" is evil, but reverse discrimination is ok.

18 posted on 11/11/2011 2:15:46 PM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: martin_fierro

‘click to look inside’

no thank you!


19 posted on 11/11/2011 2:21:41 PM PST by Loud Mime (It's not "OCCUPY" movements - it's "COMMUNIZE" movements)
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To: Venturer

I’ve always thought the WNBA should be renamed the LNBA.


20 posted on 11/11/2011 2:30:23 PM PST by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Loud Mime

Wait a minute......it’s getting clearer.....what’s the hidden agenda?


21 posted on 11/11/2011 2:32:59 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PGR88

SOME? How about all knowing about it, but only SOME were the ones who actively had to move these predator priests to new parishes to prey on fresh victims. ALL the bishops knew about it and did NOTHING.

I know you’ll blame this all on homosexual priests. And that’s great and all. Whatever gets you to sleep at night. But the failings of the Catholic Church from Bishops level on up is reprehensible. Defend it all you like. They are as guilty as JoePa and the scum at Penn State.


22 posted on 11/11/2011 2:54:27 PM PST by SengirV
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To: blueunicorn6

They no longer have a hidden agenda. They want to show it with pride, even to the school children.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 3:01:57 PM PST by Loud Mime (It's not "OCCUPY" movements - it's "COMMUNIZE" movements)
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To: Loud Mime

In the early 80s, the president of a university cancelled the remainder of the softball season because if the infighting amongst straight and lesbian players.

In the late 80s, the volleyball coach of a top
10 team resigned 1/3 of the way through the season. She was well known she was a lesbian when she was a high school coach.

There was another situation where if a VB player was not a lesbian, that girl would not be playing much or be on the travel team. That coach was gone by the Sunday night of parents weekend when a player’s dad told the school president he would go to the media if the coach still had her job on Monday morning.


24 posted on 11/11/2011 3:17:02 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: Loud Mime; All

The pervert Penn State President and his minions created a culture in which no kind of sex was wrong, anything goes. He was trying to create the most “Gay-friendly” college campus in America

Why is anyone surpised that this kind of activity would be going, AND COVERED UP, by the people running Pedo State?

Even better, it turns out that that Penn State’s ‘Fired’ Pres Spanier is STILL ON THE PAYROLL as a tenured Prof.

So he wasn’t ‘Fired’ fired.


25 posted on 11/11/2011 3:24:16 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Loud Mime

Bump


26 posted on 11/11/2011 3:43:38 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Terry Mross

You have a point there.

It certainly is dominated by the more manly women isn’t it?


27 posted on 11/11/2011 6:23:37 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Loud Mime

Out the queer, report his misdeeds and be branded a homophobe and probably get fired or forced to resign? I doubt if that would have happened to Paterno, but the junior staff had cause to worry.


28 posted on 11/12/2011 6:37:02 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Terry Mross

They’re in a men’s sport; go figure


29 posted on 11/12/2011 10:46:50 AM PST by Loud Mime (Obamunize Wall Street!)
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To: JimRed

You never know - - Portland was an institution unto herself.

I wonder why the homosexual community isn’t backing the perv?


30 posted on 11/12/2011 10:56:00 AM PST by Loud Mime (Obamunize Wall Street!)
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