Skip to comments.Basketball coaching hopeful was denied a job. She says it’s because she’s no longer gay.
Posted on 11/02/2017 5:30:21 PM PDT by markomalley
Camille LeNoir thought shed landed a dream job last year, an entryway into the competitive world of coaching college basketball.
She was a former player herself, having starred at the University of Southern California. The WNBAs Washington Mystics made her a second-round draft pick and she played the game professionally overseas. But since her playing days ended, LeNoir had focused on working with young players. She was excited when her former college coach offered her an assistant position on his staff at New Mexico State University.
She accepted the job, but two days before she was to board a plane for New Mexico, LeNoirs phone rang. The Aggies coach, Mark Trakh, had watched an online video posted in 2011 in which LeNoir discussed her playing career, her religious faith and her sexuality.
For most of her basketball career, LeNoir identified as gay. Now shes not. In fact, in the video, she said homosexuality was wrong and not worth losing your soul over.
Trakh retracted the job offer, LeNoir said, and advised her to remove the video if she ever wanted to work in college basketball. LeNoir said she was devastated. She felt she could be an effective coach regardless of what shed said in that video. And besides, LeNoir figured, hadnt she already accepted the position?
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I’m pretty sure she is still gay, just not a ‘practicing gay’. I
WaPo comments are dominated by dedicated leftist trolls.
If there’s any good advice that I can give young people today, it would be to NOT bare your soul (or anything else you might think it would be ‘cool’ to bare) - on the Internet/Facebook/Twitter.
She probably never was gay, but simply succumbed to peer pressure.
There is an expression on college campuses and from what I can tell applies somewhat more to female athletes. LUG:
Lesbian Until Graduation.
From what I’ve seen/heard, this is the case. Either they think it’s ‘cool’ and the thing to do/claim; or they’re pressured into proclaiming it, whether it’s true or not; or they are harassed because they’re straight.
she said homosexuality was wrong and not worth losing your soul over.
Rule number one: Dont bare your soul on social media.
She lost the job because she is a professing Christian who believes in Christian values.
She lost the job because she is not the modern Who am I to judge? Christian.
Christians are now social outcaste. A strange turn of events in a nation founded by Christians which at the time of the founding nearly all of the original 13 states had state religions.
And just how would you know that?
“...no longer gay”? - I thought that wasn’t possible....
I think you are right-it is a combination of “being cool”
and peer pressure.
About 10 years ago, groups within colleges really began pushing students to file sexual harassment charges against faculty and coaches. One of the first cases, a straight
female athlete brought formal charges of sexual harassment
against her coach. The left wing groups cheered until they found that the coach was a female and gay.
Why is she sad now? Her dog die?
I wonder if there’s a lawsuit in this - if she has proof that she was offered and accepted the job, and that she was later rejected purely because of her sexual orientation -
These days there is a lawsuit in anything
It seems like this might be a useful one, if the young woman is honest.
From the article.
Your post illustrates the confusion between the idea of “gay” as an integral, even inborn, characteristic of a person, and “gay” as a behavior descriptor, “This person has a sexual attraction for or has sex with people of the same sex.”
Which is it?
The lawsuit GUARANTEES she won’t ever get a job.
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