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.