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Ideally, Jason Collins shouldn’t be news
Washington Examiner ^ | 04/30/2013 | Philip Klein

Posted on 04/30/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It’s the Monday after the NFL draft and the NBA playoffs are in full swing. But today, Jason Collins, a journeyman basketball payer who averaged just over 1 point per game in the past season, is the leading sports story. The reason is that Collins declared himself the first openly gay male athlete in a major American team sport.

The announcement garnered an outpouring of support, as admirers praised Collins for being willing to come out as gay in a field in which homosexuality has been particularly stigmatized. Others didn’t think Collins' announcement should be much of a story.

I find myself in both camps. I recognize the significance of Collins’ decision and admire the courage required to make it. But I also hope that his announcement will help pave the way for a time when it isn’t a major news story when a professional athlete reveals his sexual orientation, because it doesn’t really matter.

Though the decision of an aging NBA center to come out as gay is a big deal now, ideally, it shouldn’t be.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; jasoncollins; nba

1 posted on 04/30/2013 8:08:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Jason Collins is news because Obama needs a backup “body man” in case Reggie Love isn’t available.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 8:12:06 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: SeekAndFind

What should be a big deal is that his genetically identical twin brother is not gay. Either they made different choices or one is a mutant.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by Rad_J
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To: peyton randolph

BREAKING NEWS!! gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay gay And coming up at 11:00 more gay!


4 posted on 04/30/2013 8:13:35 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: SeekAndFind

We need BDSM folks to come out and demand special treatment. And every other sex fetish group.

Then sue when they do not get equal treatment.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 8:13:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is it significant for a homosexual to say he is a homosexual?


6 posted on 04/30/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does he prove it?


7 posted on 04/30/2013 8:15:21 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ideally we should never have to use the word ‘ideally’. BUT. And likewise, we should never have to use the word ‘But’.


8 posted on 04/30/2013 8:16:04 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: fwdude

“How does he prove it?”

Drop his pants in front of the 0 in a secure location and see what HE does with it.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 8:20:00 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: svcw

Answer by example:

I have a sister in law who ‘became’ a white militant lez with a girlfriend who was black. The only black woman in her town.

All conversations and situations became about ‘gay’ from that point on. Including about the trials and sufferings of the poor interracial gay couple in small town white America...Until her girlfriend left her for a dude.

Then she was suddenly straight again. The answer of course is special treatment and attention.


10 posted on 04/30/2013 8:20:52 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: svcw

Why is it significant for a homosexual to say he is a homosexual?

Because the liberals are pushing homosexuality, and they will use anyone to further the cause. Since there has never been an openly homosexual athlete in any of the major team sports in America, who was open about it when he played, the media decided to make this a big story.

An irony is that his contract is up, and he may not play in the NBA again.

And, since gay activists are very big on “finger in the eye” types of events, they want to demonstrate that there are homosexuals even in the “macho” world of professional sports. You know how that goes, the old stereotype that homosexual males are effeminate and wouldn’t be found in athletics.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 8:22:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

“I recognize the significance of Collins’ decision and admire the courage required to make it.”

Coming out as gay isn’t courageous, dying at an overheated machine gun after 7 hours of hell in Benghazi is.


12 posted on 04/30/2013 8:24:08 AM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: fwdude

Ha!

When I was in the Army, soldiers would occassionally joke that they were gay, and needed to leave the Army.

I would always tell them that they had to prove it first.

They never did.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 8:26:19 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard on the radio that Obama called him to congratulate him.

Think about that - the President of the United States made that phone call.

The world is upside down.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 8:32:11 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"But today, Jason Collins, a journeyman basketball payer who averaged just over 1 point per game in the past season, is the leading sports story."

It wasn't the lead story on any of the sports shows I listened to on the way to work this morning. They all started with NBA playoffs followed by a 19 inning baseball game and didn't get to the homo basketball player until well into the show.

15 posted on 04/30/2013 8:33:56 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

Frankly gay basketball players are not on my Top 100 list of things to be concerned about. In truth I just don’t spend time worrying about anyone’s sex life, other than mine.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Oh yes he will! You think the teams aren’t scrambling for him this second to avoid the homophobe lawsuits? The Wizards likely offered him a big signing ‘package’ to come back.

And the hell will descend on them from the white house if they do not.

Which is why he ‘came out’ to begin with.


17 posted on 04/30/2013 8:44:06 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Buckeye McFrog

You would worry more if a militant gay was teaching one of your kids.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 9:00:25 AM PDT by ohioman
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To: SeekAndFind

In many stories, he is hailed as the first sports figure in a major sport to come out.

If I were Martina Navratalova, I’d be upset at the slight on me and my sport.

If I was Renee Richards, I’d also wonder where they’ve been the last 30 years

There is actually an entire league of gay tennis players (the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association).

But I guess most of the sports world is now saying tennis isn’t a real sport.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: svcw

He is at the end of his career in the NBA. He may not get another team and need s a job in Washington DC with Obama or
someone he was poking is about to hit the media with a tell all.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 9:37:34 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: Norm Lenhart

Snicker...you said big package...snicker..


21 posted on 04/30/2013 9:48:59 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: jagusafr

Pure coincidence counselor!


22 posted on 04/30/2013 9:51:55 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SeekAndFind

Which heterosexual players would want to be in the same locker room with him? Total insanity!


23 posted on 04/30/2013 9:53:39 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: SeekAndFind
But today, Jason Collins, a journeyman basketball payer who averaged just over 1 point per game in the past season...

Now we can be sure Collins is gay - he sucks.

24 posted on 04/30/2013 10:00:56 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne

RE: Now we can be sure Collins is gay - he sucks.

Remember 4 time Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Greg Louganis?

He came out of the closet a long time back. He didn’t suck did he? (BTW, he is HIV positive ).

How about Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King? They came out 30 years ago... and of course, they were champions.


25 posted on 04/30/2013 10:09:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

At a 1 point average this seems to be employment insurance. I mean which team wants to cut the brave homo?


26 posted on 04/30/2013 10:26:49 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The CROWNING ACHEIVEMENT of the SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT PARTY. Having the gay lobby pay an over the hill bench warming NBA player to come out of the closet for a perceived political gain for the frauds on the left. Dude, stay in the closet because nobody gives a crap if you like dudes.


27 posted on 04/30/2013 10:30:35 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: circlecity
Does this look gay to you?


28 posted on 04/30/2013 10:45:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I said Obama would call Jason, and he did. Soon they will be whispering gross nothings to themselves in the warm glow of the White House bathhouse.


29 posted on 04/30/2013 10:57:19 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

Ideally, no one’s sex life should be news. I don’t want to know how many women Wilt and Tiger bedded, and I don’t want to know anything about this pervert’s sex life either. What happened to decorum? This guy is also a sick pervert, but even if you ignore that, it still would not be an appropriate topic for the news.


30 posted on 04/30/2013 11:03:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: spawn44

I think the lefterals are so hemophilic because it’s their way of shaking their fists in God’s face.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 11:05:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Norm Lenhart
hen she was suddenly straight again. The answer of course is special treatment and attention.

My opinion is that the popular trend of women in gay relationships is simply to have sex without the fear of getting pregnant.

-PJ

32 posted on 04/30/2013 11:06:14 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

LUGs

Lesbian Until Graduation. Some do indeed follow the route you described into old age though.


33 posted on 04/30/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MrB; spawn44

Looks like I got “autocorrected”.
The term is hOmophilic.


34 posted on 04/30/2013 11:20:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

The left tries to poo-poo those concerns and will attempt to humiliate anyone that brings it up.


35 posted on 04/30/2013 11:21:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: pallis

Did Obama call Tim Tebow when he bacame “openly Christian”


36 posted on 04/30/2013 11:23:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: pallis

over/under on when he gets called to visit the white house?

I pick May 6


37 posted on 04/30/2013 11:25:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

No, but that doesn’t mean Obama doesn’t fantasize about him.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 11:26:40 AM PDT by pallis
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To: SeekAndFind

The sports world appears to have reacted with a large yawn. The gay activist world is acting like it’s Christmas in April. We see who gets the press.


39 posted on 04/30/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind
"Does this look gay to you?"

Gay is a behavior not an identity so I don't know what you mean.

40 posted on 04/30/2013 11:58:17 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

But I also hope that his announcement will help pave the way for a time when it isn’t a major news story when a professional athlete reveals his sexual orientation, because it doesn’t really matter.

Of course it matters. The man has admitted to being a pervert. Things like that matter.


41 posted on 04/30/2013 1:19:37 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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