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When the NBA Went All Out-Gay
Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | Michael Brown

Posted on 06/13/2016 6:05:57 AM PDT by Kaslin

It wasn’t enough for the NBA to celebrate the coming out of Jason Collins, although he was only a marginal player in the league, although his identical twin brother was not gay, and although his long-time girlfriend was surprised to learn he was gay.

It wasn’t enough for the NBA to slap players with stiff fines for making “anti-gay” comments, especially after a well-known NBA ref came out as gay.

It wasn’t enough for the NBA to threaten to punish the city of Charlotte, North Carolina with the removal of next year’s All-Star game from the city unless the state allowed men to share locker rooms with women and girls.

No, the NBA had to take another, aggressive step, announcing that it is now partnering with GLSEN, the leading gay activist educational organization.

As the official announcement declares, “In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we’re excited to announce a new collaboration between the NBA, GLSEN, and Teespring. Beginning on June 7, fans can purchase an exclusive line of Teespring NBA Pride T-shirts featuring the logos of all 30 NBA teams, with all proceeds benefiting GLSEN.”

Yes, you can now get T-shirts of your favorite NBA team featuring a rainbow-colored version of their logo.

How in the world did this happen? And does the general public really know what GLSEN stands for?

Just a few days ago, I published an article documenting GLSEN’s radical activism dating back more than a decade, including: class activities for elementary school students such as “Deconstructing Definitions of Family” and “Discovering Your Inner Trannie” (meaning, of course, your inner transgender identity); a lesson plan that included a section on “cross dressing and non-gender conforming clothing,” with the cross dressing lesson entitled, “What’s With the Dress, Jack?”; vocabulary cards defining terms like “Genderqueer” as, “People who do not identify, or who do not express themselves as completely male or female; may or may not identify as transgender.”

And I remind you: This was what GLSEN was pushing more than a decade ago in our children’s elementary schools.

What is GLSEN pushing now? And the NBA has entered into a special partnership with them to celebrate Gay Pride?

I thought this was the National Basketball Association, not the National Gay Association. And how do the players really feel about this, especially those with conservative Christian (or Muslim) values?

I don’t know much about the background of Adam Silver, the NBA’s current commissioner, but I do know that Roger Goodell, the commission of the NFL (which is also strongly pro-gay activist) has a gay brother whom he protected over the years against bullies. This would help to explain Goodell’s aggressive pro-gay activist stances, along with this being the PC thing to do these days.

Whatever is motivating Silver, one can only wonder how far this will go. But already, an important question has been raised by one of my Facebook friends. He wondered aloud if the WNBA would be willing to accept an NBA player who came out as a transgender woman. Why not?

The WNBA is certainly well-known for its openly lesbian players, so, in fairness to all aspects of LGBT activism (and in keeping with Silver’s stand against North Carolina), shouldn’t the NBA affirm transgender identity as well?

It’s unlikely that even a great WNBA player could make it as a transgender man in the NBA, but what about the reverse? What if, say, Shaquille O’Neal in his prime came out as transgender, changing his name to Shanita. He would have become the greatest women’s player in history, smashing all records and dominating all games. And if anyone protested this as unfair, that person would quickly be branded an intolerant, bigoted transphobe, with Commission Silver adding in his Amen.

Of course, I recognize that the NBA and the WNBA are two separate leagues, but perhaps Silver could confirm if he, indeed, would back this and, for argument’s sake, would have affirmed Jason Collins as Janet Collins and given his blessing to Collins becoming a WNBA superstar.

What say you, Commission Silver?

After all, this is the very policy he is advocating for North Carolina, in which a boy who identifies as a girl can play on the girls’ sports teams and share their locker rooms and showers, regardless of the terrible unfairness of it all. Why not carry this out on the pro-level as well?

If you truly embrace LGBT activism, Mr. Silver, and really want to celebrate gay pride, how about going all in?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: fag; nba
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1 posted on 06/13/2016 6:05:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I don’t understand why the NBA does this, but I don’t care.


2 posted on 06/13/2016 6:09:34 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve never watched ten continuous minutes of basketball in my life.


3 posted on 06/13/2016 6:11:00 AM PDT by Ketill Frostbeard ("Go not a step from your door unarmed, travel armed for war, you may at any time need a spear." ODIN)
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To: I want the USA back

solidarity with black president.

the black community was the STRONGEST against the gays before Obama. But loyalty to Obama was stronger than loyalty to God.


4 posted on 06/13/2016 6:12:02 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (You can't spell Hillary without using the letters L, I, A, R)
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To: Kaslin

:: Yes, you can now get T-shirts of your favorite NBA team featuring a rainbow-colored version of their logo ::

So, if I purchase one of these shirts, trample upon it outside of the venue and set it on fire, will I be able to “recline” upon my 1st Amendment rights when LEO&FD show up?

Enquiring minds want to know.


5 posted on 06/13/2016 6:13:09 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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If you had a successful product, and one day....you decided to gimmick it up with some gender-business or erotic business....how do you think the general public will react?

I barely have much enthusiasm today to the NBA because I see sub-standard behavior and wannabe-stars for the most part. There might be twelve to fifteen decent stars in the league, and maybe forty 3-star characters....the rest aren’t really that appealing. Even as you look at the teams in the league....what, maybe six teams that you might enjoy watching for an hour or two?

The WNBA? I’ve watched maybe two games. It’s ok, but it’s not something that I’d go and pay $30 for a ticket into the arena.

I just get the impression that in five years....the whole NBA will be some WWE-wrestling-like organization with a dozen gimmicks....some trans-center from the Lakers, some Chinese half-man-half-woman-half-dog playing for the Pacers, and some make-up artist male guard for Celtics who has 12,000 tattos on his body.


6 posted on 06/13/2016 6:15:26 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Kaslin

It’s GAY EVERYTHING in AMERICA because of our GAY MUSLIM PRESIDENT!!!


7 posted on 06/13/2016 6:16:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

:: What if, say, Shaquille O’Neal in his prime came out as transgender, changing his name to Shanita. He would have become the greatest women’s player in history, smashing all records and dominating all games ::

Yet, if Shaq played a musical instrument? He would only play play one note...not a chord...just a note that would be re-defined as “dunk”.

Brother couldn’t make a free-throw to save his life.


8 posted on 06/13/2016 6:17:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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:: I see sub-standard behavior and wannabe-stars for the most part ::

To-your-point, Stephan Curry is a breath of fresh air. Humble yet very talented.


9 posted on 06/13/2016 6:19:19 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Ketill Frostbeard

I would prefer a colonoscopy to watching a basketball game.


10 posted on 06/13/2016 6:26:55 AM PDT by Lucas McCain (The universe is made up of electrons, protons, neutrons, and morons.)
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To: I want the USA back

Because they know that their audience is down with the current social justice garbage, or dig their product enough not to stop watching over this nonsense. And that’s the bottom line.

Freegards


11 posted on 06/13/2016 6:29:36 AM PDT by Ransomed
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Curry, I think, in a decade, will be labeled as one of the top twelve players ever in the NBA. He has that ability. But from Curry, you take one step down....where there are maybe ten four-star players in the league.

Personally, I’d like to force the NBA into not signing any kid to a contract until they’ve wrapped up two years of college ball or two years of European semi-pro ball.


12 posted on 06/13/2016 6:31:02 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Let them initiate a Queers-only League, it wouldn’t last one season.


13 posted on 06/13/2016 6:33:50 AM PDT by heterosupremacist ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ketill Frostbeard

Let’s put ours together. We’ll make it 20 minutes. I’ll watch NASCAR all day, but stick and ball sports don’t do much for me.

Basketball bores me to tears.

Soccer would be much better if they played with the severed head of a vanquished enemy, like in the old days.


14 posted on 06/13/2016 6:34:33 AM PDT by cyclotic (Guns don't kill people. Abortion clinics kill people)
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To: Kaslin

God will judge and it will not be pleasant.


15 posted on 06/13/2016 6:43:13 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Kaslin

Giant pansies running around playing with their balls... yeah, I’d watch that.


16 posted on 06/13/2016 6:54:01 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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:: Let them initiate a Queers-only League ::

That would be the WNBA, right?


17 posted on 06/13/2016 6:56:48 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s a tiny fig leaf.

There are a million slang terms other than f*ggot for a homosexual male among the blacks - with b*tch the prime example. Insulting someone’s manhood or sexual orientation is one of the cornerstones of hip-hop culture.

We’re talking about an organization comprised of individuals whose openly stated objective - now endorsed and facilitated by the league and universities alike - is to spend as little time on campus as possible. ‘One and done’ is the hallmark of a special talent who can’t be fussed to pretend he’s at college to learn anything. He has basketball games to play.

Expecting them to suddenly abandon a major part of the only culture they have known in their short lives is unrealistic bordering on laughable.

But like most NY-based ivory tower enclaves, the NBA believes that PC is the path of redemption.

I note that Adam Silver declared he wants ‘to work behind the scenes to change the NC law.’ I don’t think he realizes how arrogant and frankly illegal this sounds. NC has a constitutionally-elected legislature and governor who passed a law in a constitutionally-prescribed manner. ‘Behind the scenes’ implies that an out-of-state individual or group (representing a sports league, for crying out loud) feels entitled to overturn such legislation in a sovereign state of 10 million persons.


18 posted on 06/13/2016 6:58:26 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends.)
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To: Kaslin

The wussification of America continues with the help of the NBA.


19 posted on 06/13/2016 7:03:56 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: pepsionice

I’m falling in on that same line. I grew-up with play-ground experience against Magic (lost, every damn time!)

My trouble with the NBA is that, for the most part, the players “coast” for 3 quarters of the game and then play to their max-ability at the end if they think the “win” is in reach. That is a play-ground mentality to the game.

Scott Skiles and Steve Kerr are player/coaches that didn’t let that happen but it appears to now be the common practice of the league.

I’ve always been a player that would BURY another team that couldn’t keep up. Yet, I’ve recognized fellow players that just...well...coasted.


20 posted on 06/13/2016 7:06:00 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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