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Were Mark Jackson’s religious views an issue with Warriors? [Christian coach fired by homosexual GM]
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/6/14 | Ann Killion

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.

...I’ve 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 wasn’t shy about letting people know his views.

... When Jason Collins made his historic pronouncement last year that he was gay, Jackson’s immediate response came out sounding less-than-supportive.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; nba; sports
Hmm, let me get this STRAIGHT: not being sufficiently supportive of homosexuality is enough to get you fired?

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.

1 posted on 05/07/2014 10:51:33 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

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.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 10:55:59 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: stillonaroll

Sounds that way from the excerpt. The Orwellian concept of thought crime has taken firm root.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Mount Athos
I jumped on the Dubs bandwagon for the playoff run, but it will be really tough to follow them next year.

Truly sickening what is happening in this country. Degeneracy is being encouraged. Encouraging normalcy is punished.

4 posted on 05/07/2014 11:02:10 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

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.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:24 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: stillonaroll

Have hope. There was a time when Disco was the predominant entertainment concept in the entire world.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 11:07:44 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Veggie Todd
Indeed, he made some perplexing comments at times, like when Andrew Bogut had one of his (many) injuries.

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.

7 posted on 05/07/2014 11:13:10 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: BenLurkin

>> The Orwellian concept of thought crime has taken firm root.

An unsustainable concept rooted in political fanaticism.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 11:18:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: JennysCool
Yes, but you would not get fired if you disliked disco. Nowadays, if you don't approve of men who like to have sex with other men, you can lose your livelihood.

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.

9 posted on 05/07/2014 11:22:29 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Gene Eric
Unsustainable? Perhaps in the long run.

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.

10 posted on 05/07/2014 11:31:10 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll
More here:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2055226-mark-jackson-speaks-on-being-dismissed-as-golden-state-warriors-coach

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 you’re 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 isn’t the Bible Belt, after all. According to The Atlantic, it’s actually the least religious major metro area of the country, with only 24 percent of residents claiming “very religious” status.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 11:39:21 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

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).


12 posted on 05/07/2014 11:40:17 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: stillonaroll

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.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 11:44:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: stillonaroll

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


14 posted on 05/07/2014 11:49:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: stillonaroll

On the one hand, he lost his job. On the other hand, it was the Warriors. Things even out.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 11:56:29 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: RichInOC
For the first time in decades, the franchise had real momentum towards building a champion. Now, that has come to a screeching halt because the coach was not pro-”gay” enough.
16 posted on 05/08/2014 12:05:17 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Sarah Barracuda

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.


17 posted on 05/08/2014 12:08:52 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: BenLurkin
Agreed. Evidence of incorrect thought must be punished. That punishment can be the surrender of one’s livelihood.

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.

18 posted on 05/08/2014 12:30:00 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll
More:

There’s anecdotal evidence that Jackson’s religiosity helps the Warriors. The quite religious Jermaine O’Neal signed a reasonable contract with Golden State. Noted Christian Andre Iguodala built a relationship with Jackson before heading west from Denver. In Iguodala’s 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 State’s locker room culture.

http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/tag/_/name/mark-jackson

19 posted on 05/08/2014 12:55:28 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: JennysCool

please don’t ignore the historical consequences that resulted in every society that tried to ‘normalize’ homosexuality.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 1:23:01 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Does that mean that a gay black has the least fear of being fired???


21 posted on 05/08/2014 2:07:29 AM PDT by cliff630 (Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked up in what cage,)
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To: stillonaroll
Good. So firing Gays is Ok, but you just have to tell them that they're not gay enough.

They should be sued out of business. Gay is the new Race card.

22 posted on 05/08/2014 3:41:24 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: cliff630

Where are all the liberals that want more black coaches?


23 posted on 05/08/2014 3:56:43 AM PDT by ardara
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Does that mean that a gay black has the least fear of being fired??? Michael Sams , Mozz defensive end will not be drafted not because he claimed to be gay like Collins he has no talent for the NFL.
24 posted on 05/08/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: stillonaroll
"Not particularly surprising, given that the Bay Area is arguably the most anti-Christian region of the country."

Perhaps he should look for an opening on the Indiana Pacers...
25 posted on 05/08/2014 5:24:53 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: JennysCool
"There was a time when Disco was the predominant entertainment concept in the entire world."

Sing it with me...

It's fun to be at the YMCA, its fun to be at the YMCA
26 posted on 05/08/2014 5:26:51 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: stillonaroll

I wish Curry had pointed to Virginia Tech but that’s an aside.


27 posted on 05/08/2014 5:28:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: stillonaroll

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...


28 posted on 05/08/2014 5:29:08 AM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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To: stillonaroll

Hiring a coach who is a minority and completely supportive of of The G Word is going to be difficult.


29 posted on 05/08/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: stillonaroll
When Jason Collins made his historic pronouncement last year that he was gay, Jackson’s immediate response came out sounding less-than-supportive.

What'd Jackson do, say "I'll pray for you"? < /sarc >

30 posted on 05/08/2014 5:57:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: IrishBrigade
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

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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.

31 posted on 05/08/2014 8:25:40 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: AppyPappy
Hiring a coach who is a minority and completely supportive of of The G Word is going to be difficult.

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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.

32 posted on 05/08/2014 8:45:39 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: JimRed
What'd Jackson do, say "I'll pray for you"? < /sarc >

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Yes, that's almost exactly what he said:

"As a Christian man, I have beliefs of what’s right and what’s wrong. That being said, I know Jason Collins, I know his family, and am certainly praying for them at this time.”

33 posted on 05/08/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: lee martell
Compare and contrast the Mark Jackson firing with the Phil Robertson "suspension" from Duck Dynasty. A&E network made a statement where they fell all other themselves to say how pro-gay they were. This was in response to Phil Robertson's statement where he said that a hetero lifestyle was preferable to a homosexual lifestyle.

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.

34 posted on 05/08/2014 1:00:32 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: JennysCool
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).

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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."

35 posted on 05/08/2014 7:03:32 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: cliff630
Does that mean that a gay black has the least fear of being fired???

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Yup. It also means that, if someone wants to enhance their job security, just pretend to be "gay."

36 posted on 05/08/2014 7:25:15 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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