Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Washington Post Column: Jason Collinsís religious critics need to practice what they preach
Washington Post ^ | 04/30/2013 | Mike Wise

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, it’s time to extend an olive branch to some of the other people who also came out Monday: Let’s 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 journeyman’s sexuality, especially after Collins had the guts to become the first active male athlete in a major team sport to say he’s 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 don’t 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.

It’s 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 we’re free to make those choices, all people are entitled to their own interpretations of the Book of Leviticus. They’ll 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,

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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

1 posted on 04/30/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 04/30/2013 7:31:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


3 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:23 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Such an incongruous name for this writer.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ClearCase_guy

A bit like the militant Mohammedans who say that they’ll kill you if you say that Islam isn’t peaceful.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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’.”


6 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

7 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
I wonder when someone in the media is going to ask an obvious question here:

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?

8 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:53 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Gay State Conservative

A libtard talking about Christianity, which is the same religion they despise. Yawn.


9 posted on 04/30/2013 7:35:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer
I gotta hand it to the Freeper who came up with this classic:

"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."

ROFL.

10 posted on 04/30/2013 7:36:24 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child

If you were born a man, and you think you’re a car, are you crazy?
LIB: yes

If you were born a man, and you think you’re Elvis, are you crazy?
LIB: yes

If you were born a man, and you think you’re a woman, are you crazy?
LIB: NOOOOOOO, THAT’S NORMAL!! YOU ARE RACIST!


11 posted on 04/30/2013 7:37:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Hey hypocrite, let's talk about the attacks that Tebow endured last year...

Why are Christian athletes still being crucified by sports media?

12 posted on 04/30/2013 7:38:04 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


13 posted on 04/30/2013 7:42:16 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Mike Wise & Obama

14 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:02 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Please ask the orderly to put Mike back in the padded room. Oh, and I think we’ll have to increase his meds again.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:53 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 7:52:03 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Mike is a hater. I'm not talking about a hater of Christians - as he obviously is - but a hater of Sodomites. Perhaps he is a self-loathing Sodomite, but be that as it may, he is basically saying that he does not give two bits about the soul, and eternal life, of someone trapped in the snares of Sodomy. Rather than encouraging the person to break these bonds, he is cheering them on to become ensnared deeper into the abyss. Mike prefers the praises of the world (and Satan) than the eternal souls of those that are lost. Hater.
17 posted on 04/30/2013 7:52:41 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

18 posted on 04/30/2013 7:52:43 PM PDT by YankeeReb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

>> we await your healing and your delayed entry into the 21st century.

GFY or a goat, Wise.


19 posted on 04/30/2013 7:53:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 7:55:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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. 

http://www.dcprosportsreport.com/washington-redskins/mike-wise-has-no-idea-what-he-s-writing-about.html


21 posted on 04/30/2013 7:57:45 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Alberta's Child

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.


22 posted on 04/30/2013 8:04:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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!


23 posted on 04/30/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I’m waiting for the day when a professional Hockey player outs himself as a homo.

There will be blood.


24 posted on 04/30/2013 8:10:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Hey Mike,

So you’re saying we should tolerate the coprophagic boy-rapers?

Hmmmmmm...


25 posted on 04/30/2013 8:23:22 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (HEY RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I judge people for what they do, gays are simply abnormal


26 posted on 04/30/2013 8:56:47 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
What bothers me most about all this is that it seems like every day, homosexuality is being thrust into our faces. It's always, “look at me. I'm gay.” Frankly, I also wouldn't want to hear some heterosexual celebrity or sports figure tell the world how many times a day he banged his wife. The gays, however, seem to want to constantly put their personal lives out there. And the media is an active participant. The media won't report in Benghazi or the Gosnell trial, but it will give front page/top story coverage of some 2-bit ballplayer's sex life.
27 posted on 04/30/2013 9:02:43 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

“homosexuality is being thrust into our faces”. They better not try and thrust anything in my face.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 9:16:47 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy
Gay sex is deviant and perverse. Since gay sex acts is what defines a gay man, that means that gays are perverse sexual deviants.

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.

29 posted on 04/30/2013 9:36:52 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
all people are entitled to their own interpretations of the Book of Leviticus.

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.

30 posted on 04/30/2013 10:27:13 PM PDT by epow (I'm not looking for the undertaker, I'm looking for the Upper Taker)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: epow

Great comment!


31 posted on 04/30/2013 11:08:56 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

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.


32 posted on 05/01/2013 4:01:16 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

Man, that was a great post! You said it!


33 posted on 05/01/2013 4:12:13 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6

Collin’s especially likes that .50cal barrel; flaming hot and hard as steel. Couldn’t believe Audie died in a plane crash. Not fair.


34 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:09 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

They do,hate the sin,love the sinner,simple


35 posted on 05/01/2013 4:24:12 AM PDT by ballplayer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“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 don’t 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.


36 posted on 05/01/2013 5:50:33 PM PDT by Monorprise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: P-Marlowe

As long as it is not a player for my beloved Tampa Bay Lightning.


37 posted on 05/01/2013 9:13:45 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson