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Is America Nasty and Homophobic?
Townhall ^ | May 01, 2013 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/02/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT by presidio9

On Monday, former Washington Wizards center Jason Collins revealed to the world that he is gay, prompting a complete media meltdown. Collins appeared on Good Morning America; he made the cover of Sports Illustrated; he became the lead on Huffington Post. The president of the United States congratulated him at a press conference, and the former president of the United States congratulated him via Twitter. So did the first lady, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association and a bevy of pundits and athletes across the spectrum.

Which leaves one question: What's the big deal?

Tennis star Martina Navratilova, the best player of her era, came out in 1981. Ellen Degeneres came out on national television in 1997. The president and CEO of the Golden State Warriors, Rick Welts, is openly gay. Top politicians, rock stars, athletes, movie and television stars and business moguls are gay. Gay Americans have been announcing their sexual orientation for decades. Why the hubbub?

The media announced that Collins was a hero because he had provided hope to millions of gay male teens. There is some credibility to that argument. But there is another, more powerful aftertaste from the media's champagne party for Collins: The bitter feeling that America is a nasty place, so nasty that we require overwhelming shows of support for people who just want to live their lives. When the media labels Collins another Jackie Robinson, that not only does massive injustice to Robinson, it implies that America of 2013 is to sexuality what America of 1947 was to race. That is not only ignorant. It is tremendously harmful.

The hubbub from the media assumes that America is a massively homophobic place -- a place where people like Collins must regularly fear for their lives,

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: america; bigfag; fdrq; gay; homophobia; homophobic; homosexualagenda; jasoncollins; nba; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 05/02/2013 3:59:43 PM PDT by presidio9
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To: presidio9

No.
Much of America has be come nasty and the LACK of “Homophobia” (or plain disgust) is probably part of the cause of that nastiness.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 4:01:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: presidio9

What an important issue to be concerned about! It’s not like there’s real oppression anywhere else in the world. Let’s focus on imaginary oppression here instead.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 4:01:22 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: presidio9
No, Americans aren't nasty and homophobic. They are, however, really sick and tired of being talked about as “haters” by Lefties and militant LBGT types.

If this country ever endures another CW2, payback is going to be a bee-eye-itch for these scum.

4 posted on 05/02/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: presidio9

He is liar and exposed his long term girlfriend to all kinds various diseases, but yes lets applaud perversion.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 4:04:58 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: presidio9

While our bisexual Kenyan-born imposter was slobbering all over this horribly mediocre NBA “star?” and calling the sodomite a hero, the four people recklessly murdered by Obambi and Clintoon, who should have been called heroes, were ignored.

What a pathetic bunch of ba$tards we have running around in our White House.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 4:05:55 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: presidio9

Now for the real question: Has the President made a date with him yet, so that he can really congratulate him properly?


7 posted on 05/02/2013 4:06:55 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Viennacon
Look! Squirrel!

We need to nuke the "Media" from orbit...
8 posted on 05/02/2013 4:08:35 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: presidio9

Lost souls congratulating one another for the tawdriness of their lives.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 4:10:58 PM PDT by marron
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To: presidio9
Question: "Is America Nasty and Homophobic?"

Answer: No.

Comment: We should be, but we have lost our ability to resist social, moral and political corruption.

10 posted on 05/02/2013 4:11:17 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: presidio9

No,we are not haters,but I am appalled at how the word “hero”
has morphed into something that now is laughable and used to describe one’s sexual preference.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 4:11:36 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: presidio9

“The media announced that Collins was a hero because he had provided hope to millions of gay male teens.”

I would be astonished if there were 5 out of 100 homosexuals in the general population. Gay is a political affliction where somebody makes a lifestyle choice to have sex with the same sex. Homosexual is somebody who is actually, naturally attracted to the same sex. Gays are aware of homosexuals and have attempted to eliminate the word as offensive and thus coopt the small number of naturals to their cause.

If there were large numbers of gays, why is JC Penney’s so badly damaged by their embrace of gay customers at the expense of advertising for traditional families? Gay is and always has been a style statement. It’s about drama and popularity and acceptance in a particular Hedonistic inner circle. The interesting thing about gay marriage is that so few gays marry when it is legal. Why is that?

Homosexuals are different in that they may, or may not maintain conservative values. A Gay is, by definition, a liberal (communist.)


12 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:10 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: presidio9

America has become nasty because of open homosexuality.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 4:14:18 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: presidio9

Early on, my mother told me not to talk about a persons sex life unless I had a first person experience. I really don’t care what people do, I just don’t want them to yap incessantly in my face about their behavior, trying to normalize it. I do not want to learn about a person’s twerking regardless of who or what they do it with (”an East Texas boy will have sex with any live person and most vegetables.”


15 posted on 05/02/2013 4:18:48 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Little Ray
i don't know anybody that is afraid of faggots... faggotloathing is a better term
16 posted on 05/02/2013 4:19:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: presidio9

Professional basketball has always been liberal. The WNBA is mostly lesbian, the NBA has always been oriented toward the Democrat Party. It has also been very hostile to Christianity. It purposely schedules games on Christmas and censures Christians that complained. Openly embracing male homosexuality comes natural for the NBA.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 4:20:10 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Chode

Yes, but they need the term “homophobia” to sound all medical and to try an make normal folks seem mentally ill.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 4:22:56 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: presidio9

Most Americans I know don’t give a damn so long as you don’t rub their faces in it.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 4:28:24 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: presidio9
"Is America Nasty and Homophobic?"

What kind of people get more nasty on themselves? Which ones tend to play in the stuff?


20 posted on 05/02/2013 4:33:26 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: presidio9

No...

Most are either “homodisgustus” or “homoshutupus”.

Either the behavior disgusts us or we wish you’d just shut up about your behavior.....or both.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 4:34:37 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: presidio9

Compared to the Middle East? No.


22 posted on 05/02/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: peteyd

And now he’s a “star” and I heard one idiot call him a “basketball powerhouse”. What morons.

This guy spent his career on the bench.


23 posted on 05/02/2013 4:37:25 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: allendale

Perhaps the time has come when Christians need to ask, “Do I love sports more than Jesus?” How much time do we spend with each? How much money do we give to each?


24 posted on 05/02/2013 4:40:16 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: presidio9
There are plenty of sociopaths and psychopaths along with other disorders not really compatible with normal people out there as well.

A disruptive and repulsive disorder should not be forced on anyone nor should anyone be expected to accept it as "normal". Their diseases and attempted rapes of normal children are not "harmless" and they do not appear capable of controlling these impulses. Not unusual with the mentally ill.

Disorders are called that for a reason. Political fashion does not make it anything else. It is a mental illness.

25 posted on 05/02/2013 4:44:17 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Little Ray
i heard that...
26 posted on 05/02/2013 4:48:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: presidio9

Its amazing how the definition of homophobic has evolved over time. To avoid being called homophobic, you needed to:

1) tolerate the Gay-lifestyle,

2) then, you had to accept it,

3) and then, you had to approved it,

4) and now it seems, you have to endorse it,

5) what will be next, practice it?


27 posted on 05/02/2013 4:57:28 PM PDT by MrTed ("...at the name of Jesus, every knee will bow...", when one 1st does it makes an eternal difference!)
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To: presidio9
So we are "nasty and homophobic" if we don't congratulate homos when they "come out"? Why should we care?

Oh, and I've never been afraid of homos. They're queer, but they definitely do not scare me.

28 posted on 05/02/2013 5:16:23 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: MrTed
what will be next, practice it?

Bingo! If a fag asks out another guy, and he turns him down because he doesn't date fags, it will be made into a hate crime. They will act like he just told a black girl that he doesn't date her kind.

29 posted on 05/02/2013 5:32:24 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: presidio9

What’s “nasty” is two dudes playing in their own poop.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 5:40:41 PM PDT by greene66
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To: presidio9

The homosexual agenda scored a smashing victory when they invented inventing the word “homophobia” and America embraced it. It says we are the crazy ones.


31 posted on 05/02/2013 6:09:26 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

It says we (the normal moral ones ) are the crazy ones.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 6:10:06 PM PDT by DManA
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
********Question: "Is America Nasty and Homophobic?"*****

No but the leftist are along with the progressives...

33 posted on 05/02/2013 6:10:26 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: DManA
Interesting ( I think ) internet find:

Etymology 1

homo (from homosexual) +‎ -phobia, coined in 1971 by George Weinberg in Society and the Healthy Homosexual.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/homophobia

34 posted on 05/02/2013 6:15:17 PM PDT by DManA
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To: presidio9

there is a simple response.

regardless of your feelings towards the various NBA teams... boycott all of it.

do not attend
do not watch
do not listen
do not buy any paraphernalia

let them reap the same rewards as JC Penney


35 posted on 05/02/2013 6:20:23 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: presidio9

When you force something on me constantly that I find abhorrent and perverse, you get a typical response. The fact is, it’s a mental disorder, I’m not compelled to regard it as anything other than what it is. I don’t laugh at them and make them feel like its something to celebrate.


36 posted on 05/02/2013 7:23:43 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Gen.Blather
“The media announced that Collins was a hero because he had provided hope to millions of gay male teens.”

What kind of "hope"? Are "millions of gay male teens" suddenly capable of becoming professional basketball players? Does Mr. Collins's announcement change the life expectancy stats for homosexuals or address any of their physical and mental pathologies?

Maybe he means that millions of teenage boys (really? millions?) now can "hope" to get lots of attention and special treatment by talking about their sexual activity. Wow, what an accomplishment! But on the other hand, Kim Kardashian is rich and famous ...

37 posted on 05/03/2013 4:02:36 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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To: presidio9

Caligula had his cheerleaders, too. Fish. Head. Rot.


38 posted on 05/03/2013 4:08:26 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: presidio9
Do it again,
and do it it some more,
It's nasty by golly,
it's nasty for sure...

Nasty nasty nasty
nasty nasty nasty

Frank Zappa

39 posted on 05/03/2013 4:21:18 AM PDT by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: metesky

Absolutely Free. My morning before high school album, setting the tone for the day.


40 posted on 05/03/2013 4:43:36 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: presidio9

Yes- we are nasty and homophobic and mean.. and grouchy. Everyone go back home, to whence they came, and stay there.


41 posted on 05/03/2013 4:46:24 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: presidio9

Queers have been societal pariahs since the beginning of time. Putting lipstick on the pig will not be lasting


42 posted on 05/03/2013 4:50:18 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: greene66
What’s “nasty” is two dudes playing in their own poop.

Add sweat, a little blood and man love-juice to that poop and you get a real disgusting concoction indeed.

43 posted on 05/03/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DManA

What’s next pedophilephobia?


44 posted on 05/03/2013 4:58:16 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: presidio9

Nasty? Homophobic? I guess so.

Many of us old-timers first noticed the widespread prevalence of homosexuality in Hollywood, which boasted a Fairyland long before it had a Disneyland.

It came as quite a shock to discover that some of Hollywood’s biggest he-man stars were actually more interested in each other than in the glamorous actresses they made love to before the cameras.

One virile looking Western star was such a gay Caballero that he had to be restrained from riding side saddle.

Another gorgeous hunk of man, whom millions of girls sighed over, had his voice dubbed by another actor to disguise its girlish quality. Other male stars, known as AC-DC types, are ambidextrous and can’t decide what to do when confronted by “His” and “Hers” towels.

In New York they are prominent in all of the arts. They cavort in ballet. They flutter on the Broadway stage. And they are everywhere in television. Wherever there is one you will find others. They are highly organized and indefatigable at assisting each other.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 1:13:11 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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