Skip to comments.Were Mark Jackson’s religious views an issue with Warriors? [Christian coach fired by homosexual GM]
Posted on 05/07/2014 10:51:32 PM PDT by stillonaroll
His comments when Jason Collins came out didn't square for team with gay president.
...Ive often wondered how comfortable it was for Jackson and team president Rick Welts to co-exist in the same organization. Welts is openly gay, becoming the first high-ranking executive in professional sports to come out back in 2011...Jackson is a fundamental [sic] Christian, who embraces what some call traditional values. And he wasnt shy about letting people know his views.
... When Jason Collins made his historic pronouncement last year that he was gay, Jacksons immediate response came out sounding less-than-supportive.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...
Yes, there are more layers to the story of the Coach Jackson firing, but it is sure convenient for a team that is attempting to move to San Francisco.
Imagine if Christians in this country said we’re tired of this anti-religious bigotry, and boycotted the Warriors.
Well it was a nice dream.
Sounds that way from the excerpt. The Orwellian concept of thought crime has taken firm root.
Truly sickening what is happening in this country. Degeneracy is being encouraged. Encouraging normalcy is punished.
I heard he fired an assistant coach in front of the players without approval from ownership. Plus lots of other issues. Sounds like he needs to learn how to manage.
Have hope. There was a time when Disco was the predominant entertainment concept in the entire world.
That being said, I think the Chron writer has a point, and I agree that Mark Jackson's plain-stated Christian beliefs were a factor is his firing. Not the only factor, but it might have been just enough for the team to pull the trigger.
Not particularly surprising, given that the Bay Area is arguably the most anti-Christian region of the country.
>> The Orwellian concept of thought crime has taken firm root.
An unsustainable concept rooted in political fanaticism.
Pro sports coaches are very well compensated, so I'm not worried about Mark Jackson's finances. The problem is that stuff like this trickles down to people with ordinary jobs.
As things stand now, the pro-homo left has firm control of the popular culture, and effectively controls much of the business world. Large employers bow to the pink Nazis.
Jackson, an ordained minister, has long worn his beliefs squarely to sleeve. In some ways, it's what helped bolster his relationship with Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, both noted Christians.
Back in March, ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss dove a bit deeper into the role religion had begun to play in how Jackson's tenure was being viewed.
If youre looking for a reason as to why a seemingly successful coach lacks fan support, you might tilt your head in this direction. The Bay Area isnt the Bible Belt, after all. According to The Atlantic, its actually the least religious major metro area of the country, with only 24 percent of residents claiming very religious status.
What I meant was that social obsessions come and go. They gradually rise in the national (media-driven) consciousness and then they HIT and everyone kowtows to them, and then something else (media-driven) gets everybody all upset or all engaged and that previous thing recedes to a sort of minor buzz that still commands some attention, but not as much as when it was “in.” It’s been this way forever. Or at least since mass media became a reality. Human nature (media-driven).
Not Again! That Carte Blanc is being overused and will soon wear out it’s (enforced) welcome. It getting as bad as the Taliban over here.
I had a feeling something was up..his firing didn’t pass the smell test especially since he is a really good coach..our country is being destroyed one by one..a person who says anything against gay marriage is fired and his livelihood taken away from him..just watch they are going after the Orlando Magic owner next he is a against gay marriage
On the one hand, he lost his job. On the other hand, it was the Warriors. Things even out.
IMHO, it’s worse than that. You can be fired for being anti-homosexual—but you can also be fired if you are not sufficiently pro-homosexual.
In Coach Jackson's case, he said something mildly supportive of a "gay" player. That's not sufficient to the left. You must express complete support of homosexuality.
Theres anecdotal evidence that Jacksons religiosity helps the Warriors. The quite religious Jermaine ONeal signed a reasonable contract with Golden State. Noted Christian Andre Iguodala built a relationship with Jackson before heading west from Denver. In Iguodalas introductory news conference, he mentioned getting to know Curry (and Kevin Durant) over chapel sessions at the 2010 world championships.
By all indications, the great majority of Warriors players like how faith intermingles with work. And this is where a certain sweet-shooting superstar comes into the picture. Curry, who points to the heavens after every 3-pointer, likes Golden States locker room culture.
please don’t ignore the historical consequences that resulted in every society that tried to ‘normalize’ homosexuality.
Does that mean that a gay black has the least fear of being fired???
They should be sued out of business. Gay is the new Race card.
Where are all the liberals that want more black coaches?
I wish Curry had pointed to Virginia Tech but that’s an aside.
but you can also be fired if you are not sufficiently pro-homosexual.
...I have not seen evidence of that...yet...but two things come to mind...it would be difficult to measure ‘sufficiently’ pro-gay, and if it ever happens that there is a metric for such a thing in the workplace, it would be one of the greatest non-homocidal human rights abuses to ever take place...
...I doubt companies will initiate such a venture...it would have to come from the government, and then filter down to the businesses through the forces of suasion and subtle dictate...
Hiring a coach who is a minority and completely supportive of of The G Word is going to be difficult.
What'd Jackson do, say "I'll pray for you"? < /sarc >
Please consider these measurables:
1) Whether one contributed to the yes on Prop. 8 campaign.
2) Whether an employee completes "sensitivity" training where participants must affirm pro-gay attitudes.
3) In companies where marketing activity is compensated, whether one markets to gay-oriented groups.
Perhaps, but the team will certainly ask the candidate about gay issues, and will do some investigative work to find out what he had said in the past and whether he contributed to Prop. 8.
Yes, that's almost exactly what he said:
"As a Christian man, I have beliefs of whats right and whats wrong. That being said, I know Jason Collins, I know his family, and am certainly praying for them at this time.
Mark Jackson said no such thing. He said he was praying for the openly gay player.
The left's standard is getting even stricter. In their eyes, you must be emphatically pro-gay if you have any kind of public job. The scary part is that this will inevitably trickle down to people with regular, non-public jobs.
Employment interviews will ask about job candidate's "tolerance." Background checks will look into whether someone donated to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.
I must respectfully disagree. In my view, popular culture is more like a ratchet, ever moving leftward and more degenerate. Every few years the ratchet moves rightward, but it does not change anything. Then the ratchet moves left again, moving the culture with it.
Just a few decades ago, no one envisioned that homosexual "couples" would be widely portrayed in a positive light on prime-time television, and that advertisers would be enthusiastically supportive of such programming.
Further, no one would have envisioned that a general manager of a team in a major U.S. sport would be openly "gay."
Yup. It also means that, if someone wants to enhance their job security, just pretend to be "gay."