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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,

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: gay; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; jasoncollins; religion
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 7:27:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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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.)
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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!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Such an incongruous name for this writer.


4 posted on 04/30/2013 7:32:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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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)
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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.)
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7 posted on 04/30/2013 7:34:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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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.")
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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))
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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.")
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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))
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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)
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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
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To: SeekAndFind

Mike Wise & Obama

14 posted on 04/30/2013 7:44:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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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)
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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
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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...)
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18 posted on 04/30/2013 7:52:43 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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>> 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.)
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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")
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