Skip to comments.Washington Post Column: Jason Collinsís religious critics need to practice what they preach
Posted on 04/30/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
With Jason Collins clearing one of big-time team sports last barriers to equality, its time to extend an olive branch to some of the other people who also came out Monday: Lets give it up for the heterosexual religious zealots, some of whom let us know their true, authentic selves.
It takes a lot of Old Testament moral certainty to have such strong conviction against a 7-foot NBA journeymans sexuality, especially after Collins had the guts to become the first active male athlete in a major team sport to say hes gay which, by the way, is so universally accepted it took just 38 years since a former Redskin named Dave Kopay became the first gay player to come out after he was retired.
While many voiced support for (or at least tolerance of) Collins in the aftermath, some used his historic announcement to call homosexuality a sin and an open rebellion toward and otherwise trumpeted their bigotry under the guise of religious beliefs. To them, we say this: We dont think you will burn in the eternal hellfire of damnation just because you think gay people will. We know that God loves you, too, and we await your healing and your delayed entry into the 21st century.
Its true that we choose our religion and can decide how to treat others in ways that no one chooses his or her sexual orientation (because, really, given the environments in most locker rooms, what athlete would choose to be gay?) And because were free to make those choices, all people are entitled to their own interpretations of the Book of Leviticus. Theyll all be allowed to watch games like any paying customer. If some choose to wear their straightness on their sleeves by participating in the mixed-sex-only KISSCam,
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The Left preaches an unusually intolerant form of tolerance. Basically, you must accept their political agenda or be shunned, anathematized and burned at the stake as mean person with extremist views.
Hey,Mike...I *do* practice what I preach.The only things that have ever been inserted *into* my....ahem....are a doctor’s finger and a medical instrument.
Such an incongruous name for this writer.
A bit like the militant Mohammedans who say that they’ll kill you if you say that Islam isn’t peaceful.
Hey Mikey. Come back when you find out if anyone picks him up for next season. LOL! Not too many teams want a guy whose claim to fame is, “He doesn’t play well but he’s ‘gay’.”
If homosexuality is an inherited or genetic trait and a person has no control over it, then why isn't Jason Collins' twin brother also gay?
A libtard talking about Christianity, which is the same religion they despise. Yawn.
"This is all just a diversion to hide the fact that he's a terrible player. I'd rather be queer than average 1.1 points per game in the NBA."
If you were born a man, and you think you’re a car, are you crazy?
If you were born a man, and you think you’re Elvis, are you crazy?
If you were born a man, and you think you’re a woman, are you crazy?
LIB: NOOOOOOO, THAT’S NORMAL!! YOU ARE RACIST!
During an August 2010 segment on his radio show, Wise tried to mock modern day journalism’s lack of sourcing and fact-checking by deliberately posting a phony story about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Twitter. Because he had used his Washington Post Twitter account, the Post suspended him for a month.
Mike Wise & Obama
Please ask the orderly to put Mike back in the padded room. Oh, and I think we’ll have to increase his meds again.
The Washington Post is for Queers, abortion and anything the left wants.
They hide Obamas past, and they love Socialism.
It’s too hard to wipe your ass with and is totally useless.
>> we await your healing and your delayed entry into the 21st century.
GFY or a goat, Wise.
Collins is a real hero. Why he’s like Audie Murphy standing on a burning tank gunning down Nazis, except he just likes having a penis in his mouth and anal canal. What a hero.
MIKE WISE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S WRITING ABOUT
Written by Thomas Threlkeld on Friday, 15 March 2013 10:30. Posted in Washington Redskins
A fair number of sports fans in the Washington, D.C. area do not care for Post sports columnist Mike Wise. They didn’t like his short-lived and now-defunct radio show and they don’t like his columns. When they really want to twist the knife, Wise’s detractors point to his Twitter-hoax — posting an intentionally false report about Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on the social media site — that earned him a suspension from the Post. I don’t really have strong opinions about Wise. I ignored his radio show and find his columnis predictably inconsistent — basically average for a big city sports columnist in the United States. I’d like to see the Post hire a better columnist than Wise, but understand they’re just as likely to hire someone worse, so I don’t have a problem with him in his current position.
But Mike Wise is seriously out of his depth with today’s column in the Post, in which he declares the Redskins are to blame for the salary cap penalty of $36 million imposed by the NFL a year ago — the penalty that cost the team the chance to upgrade the secondary last year and probably this year, too, as well as leading to the loss of LB Lorenzo Alexander and perhaps Fred Davis, as well.
Wow! So Jason Collin’s identical twin brother is straight! AND, he was shocked to learn that Jason is a homosexual. This doesn’t bode well for the, “Homosexuality is genetic” crowd.
Is he a successful basketball player because he is seven foot or because he is gay? If being gay has nothing to do with his playing basketball he should shut the hell up, keep his personal life to himself and play basketball. Interesting how all these A**holes have a different standard when it comes to dealing with someone like Tim Tebow, with him they demand he keep his personal life and opinions to himself!
I’m waiting for the day when a professional Hockey player outs himself as a homo.
There will be blood.
So you’re saying we should tolerate the coprophagic boy-rapers?
I judge people for what they do, gays are simply abnormal
“homosexuality is being thrust into our faces”. They better not try and thrust anything in my face.
Oral sex following anal sex? GROSS! Rimming? GROSS! Look it up.
Admitting to being gay isn't something to be proud of. Do not touch or take any chances of sharing bodily fluids with them. No chance of that in a BB game.
Does this guy kiss his mother on the mouth? Just wondering. Gay men are walking cesspools of STDs and AIDS. Is this a group you should be proud to be part of?
Hate speech? HARDLY. Just the TRUTH.
Wrong, no one is entitled to interpret the bible to mean what he or she wants or doesn't want it to mean in order to make it conform to their own views on whatever the issue at hand may be. The biblical condemnation of homosexual acts as sin is as clear as any combination of words can be, and it isn't limited to Leviticus or to the Old Testament. The biblical account of the perverted sex acts of Sodom's homosexual residents are so clearly shown to be grossly sinful that the word "sodomy" is still commonly used to identify that abomination. That particular sin is also cited, among others, in the 1st chapter of Romans (New Testament) as one of the most prevalent sins of the antediluvian people, and as the primary reason for God's almost total annihilation of that ancient civilization with a world-wide flood that killed every human being except righteous Noah and the 7 other members of his family.
There are several other passages in both the NT and OT that condemn homosexual acts as sin, but it really doesn't matter how many times it's repeated because God only has to say a thing once in order for it to be as true as if He had said it a thousand times. I can't say with absolute certainty that an inborn tendency to desire sex with persons of the opposite sex constitutes sin in God's book, but there is no question at all as to whether or not the actual practice of those acts is as sinful as any other act identified as sin in both the Old and New Testaments.
The good news, aka the Gospel, is that Jesus Christ's atoning death on the cross paid the death penalty for ALL sin of ALL men and women who repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord, and believe in his/her heart that God the Father raised Him from the dead, as per Romans ch 9 v 10. Many thousand of homosexuals have become Christians and have been delivered from their former perversion. But the God-hating American media and the non-Christians who are now the majority in America insist that homosexuality is irreversible, that those who claim to have been delivered from their former perverse desires are lying, and that most of them have resumed practicing their former homosexual lifestyle.
It is NOW OK for Collins to tweet photos of his genitals to women; he can open up new doors next week by having sex with a horse; Collins may want to broaden his appeal by doing a threesome with his sister and mother. A lot of new ground still waiting to be broken here.
Man, that was a great post! You said it!
Collin’s especially likes that .50cal barrel; flaming hot and hard as steel. Couldn’t believe Audie died in a plane crash. Not fair.
They do,hate the sin,love the sinner,simple
“While many voiced support for (or at least tolerance of) Collins in the aftermath, some used his historic announcement to call homosexuality a sin and an open rebellion toward and otherwise trumpeted their bigotry under the guise of religious beliefs. To them, we say this: We dont think you will burn in the eternal hellfire of damnation just because you think gay people will. We know that God loves you, too, and we await your healing and your delayed entry into the 21st century.”
Their idea of the 21st century must be the end of civilization as there will be no more men from men sleeping with men.
As long as it is not a player for my beloved Tampa Bay Lightning.