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Suns prez Rick Welts reveals he's gay
ESPN.com news services ^ | May 15, 2011

Posted on 05/15/2011 2:19:38 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Phoenix Suns president and CEO Rick Welts, in an effort to breach what he sees as the tiptoed-around topic of homosexuality in men's team sports, recently met with friends, associates and a newspaper reporter to reveal he is gay.

Welts, believed to be the first man in a prominent position in men's sports who has declared his homosexuality, says he wants to now mentor other gay people who seek to pursue a career in sports, according to The New York Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: gays; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; nba; phoenixsuns; rickwelts; suns
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He is happy.
1 posted on 05/15/2011 2:19:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

He´d better stay out of the locker room.


2 posted on 05/15/2011 2:21:40 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My cousin. Gotta pray for him.


3 posted on 05/15/2011 2:21:46 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well last year they wore uni’s that said “Los Suns” (or whatever) to support the illegal immigrants.

What next: Phoenix Sthsuns?


4 posted on 05/15/2011 2:22:23 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Much ass slapping ensued.


5 posted on 05/15/2011 2:23:30 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why do homosexuals have the need to tell the world their sexual escapades? Does anyone really care? Do heterosexuals run around shouting “I’m straight - look at me”? Why the need for attention and approval? But we need to celebrate mental illness, I guess. Just leave us alone and get back in the closet.


6 posted on 05/15/2011 2:23:40 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: onedoug

“says he wants to now screw other gay people who seek to pursue a career in sports,”

Fixed it.


7 posted on 05/15/2011 2:24:34 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Much ass slapping ensued.

Next up? A proposed name change to the “Phoenix Buns”


8 posted on 05/15/2011 2:24:55 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

No jerseys...


9 posted on 05/15/2011 2:25:10 PM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
wants to now mentor other gay people who seek to pursue a career in sports

I am sure he wants to help them at a very young age.

10 posted on 05/15/2011 2:26:36 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: ConservativeStatement
Report: "....says he wants to now mentor other gay people who seek to pursue a career in sports..."

Response: I'll bet he does.

11 posted on 05/15/2011 2:26:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey everyone! Heads up, I’m a hetro!


12 posted on 05/15/2011 2:27:29 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ilovesarah2012

People don’t understand the threat of homosexuality. It’s like yeast. It wants to spread as much as possible and eliminate contrary lifestyles (regular marriage, etc). The “gay agenda” includes long-term goals of mocking and doing away with regular marriage. Also, the banning of the Bible.


13 posted on 05/15/2011 2:27:30 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: Jim 0216

Where there indications or is this a complete surprise?


14 posted on 05/15/2011 2:27:36 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: highpockets

No doubt he’s a great recruiter, too.


15 posted on 05/15/2011 2:29:14 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Bet he has hours and hours of secret video of the locker room. He personally washes the jock straps.


16 posted on 05/15/2011 2:29:43 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Jim 0216

So this is no secret.

He is an activist.


17 posted on 05/15/2011 2:30:38 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ilovesarah2012

See my post 12. Maybe we need to ‘adopt’ their attitude. But it is lame announcing who you sleep with at your meetings with strangers. Sick.

I can hardly wait for May 21 to get out of this madness. There is no where else to go. So, I might as well jump on that bandwagon. I’ll do it again in 2023.


18 posted on 05/15/2011 2:31:17 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ConservativeStatement
Suns prez Rick Welts reveals he's gay

you're kidding?

19 posted on 05/15/2011 2:31:43 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mylife
We knew about it since the 80's. Dang man, don't know what happened. Usually, it's a "I hate my dad" thing. I guess. His dad seemed like a nice enough guy, but maybe he was distant or detached towards his son or something.

Anyway, I care about him personally, but will fight against the "gay rights" myth.

20 posted on 05/15/2011 2:32:55 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is a blanket annoyance about all minorities: why do they always need to segregate into their little groups? Who will be left, when everything always has to be divided into skin color, nationality, who you want to sleep with, etc. it’s getting ridiculous.

Can a black man mentor a white kid? Can a gay man mentor a straight kid? Do we need separate islands for everyone?


21 posted on 05/15/2011 2:33:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: ConservativeStatement

In other news, Ricky Martin says he’s back to pretending to be straight.


22 posted on 05/15/2011 2:35:19 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Rick, Dick and Obama are doing layups! Huzzah!

There's the Hoop!

23 posted on 05/15/2011 2:35:23 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ilovesarah2012

They should keep it to themselves and not try to cram it dow . . .

Never mind.


24 posted on 05/15/2011 2:36:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Jim 0216

I am sorry if I was callous.

I do feel your sorrow.


25 posted on 05/15/2011 2:36:29 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
I am celebrating DIEversity:


26 posted on 05/15/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ilovesarah2012
Homosexuality is a sexualized variant of narcissistic personality disorder. The individual seeks to validate self-acceptance reflected in the acceptance of others. It is a straightforward condition once one ignores political distortions.
27 posted on 05/15/2011 2:37:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess the net isn’t the only thing that goes “swish”.


28 posted on 05/15/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by reg45
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To: mylife
He's an activist? I knew he was gay, didn't know he was an activist. As I said on another post, this "gay rights" myth not only brings them out of the closet but emboldens them towards an agenda that includes long term goals (hidden now - but just wait) of stopping normal marriage and banning the Bible.

Virulent. The battle rage NOW to prevent that stuff later. People don't believe it so they let it keep going until their children are forced to know, understand, and eventually participate in this perversion. By then it's probably too late. Society's literally gone to the same hell as Sodom and Gomorrah.

29 posted on 05/15/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sick. No wonder this ass clown supported illegals. So next year, there will “leather chaps night” or “gay night”.

PUKE!


30 posted on 05/15/2011 2:41:59 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: mylife
Well it's sad. I care about him but was never very close to him. I pray God will reach down and save him.

But I'll fight the "gay rights" myth and the gay agenda reality every perverted step of the way.

31 posted on 05/15/2011 2:43:22 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well I guess it’s time I let everyone know where I stand. After all it seems that telling the the world about your sexuality is the thing to do. So here goes. I’m heterosexual. There I’ve said it. I feel so much better. I just told my wife of 33 years and she said “well no shit.”


32 posted on 05/15/2011 2:47:06 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: Jim 0216

Well, now that he is successful, activism follows.

You seem to have a good grasp of what’s happening even if you feel helpless to change it.

You are steadfast to fight against family and money.
And I do understand how we turn a blind eye when we care about family, at the peril of our children.


33 posted on 05/15/2011 2:47:10 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"Why do homosexuals have the need to tell the world their sexual escapades..."

AMEN!!!
34 posted on 05/15/2011 2:48:16 PM PDT by NewCenturions
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To: ConservativeStatement
He'll mentor the slam dunk with no double dribbling.
35 posted on 05/15/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: Jim 0216

I am sorry for your troubles Jim.

We all have a black sheep in the family that demands attention.


36 posted on 05/15/2011 2:49:35 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Well last year they wore uni’s that said “Los Suns” (or whatever) to support the illegal immigrants.

That was the first sign that something queer was happening.
37 posted on 05/15/2011 2:52:47 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Jim 0216

“e, etc). The “gay agenda” includes long-term goals of mocking and doing away with regular marriage. “

Also the acceptance and promotion of all manner of perversions, like polygamy, polyamory, pederasty, fornication, adultery, etc.


38 posted on 05/15/2011 3:11:31 PM PDT by Persevero (We don't need Superman -- we have the Special Forces)
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To: Jim 0216

Bet he had a domineering mother/mother figure in his life.


39 posted on 05/15/2011 3:18:35 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ilovesarah2012
Do heterosexuals run around shouting “I’m straight - look at me”?

I used to but it never helped :)

40 posted on 05/15/2011 3:24:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Time to raise Cain.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I suspect he came out because he has done a lousy job with the team and deserves to be fired and maybe this will pressure the team to keep him on for a while longer. As a president of an NBA team, he’s going to get fired anyway. Coming out will only make it much more difficult to find another NBA gig in any position.

Stupid move on his part.


41 posted on 05/15/2011 3:24:26 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: ilovesarah2012

Because if they don’t, some idiot gets the idea of blackmailing them.


42 posted on 05/15/2011 3:41:24 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: GAB-1955

These days? When was the last time someone was blackmailed for being a homosexual?


44 posted on 05/15/2011 3:49:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s always been drawn to men in shorts.


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To: ConservativeStatement

I think he should put his money where his mouth is and have an all-gay team.


47 posted on 05/15/2011 4:27:18 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

More often than you would think. I can think of one actor who is constantly dealing with rumors of the sort.


48 posted on 05/15/2011 4:38:46 PM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: onedoug
He´d better stay out of the locker room.

Maybe he can put in some hidden cameras.

After all, what is the point of having all those luscious men working for you if you can't have some perks? Why do you think straight men own sports teams? So they can hire a bunch of stunning cheerleaders to look at instead of watching their team lose.

49 posted on 05/15/2011 4:46:05 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Phoenix Suns? Sounds like a name of a hockey team.


50 posted on 05/15/2011 4:51:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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