I think the sacrifice would be worth it. Now, I would hope that I would get the chance to play football again, because I think I can still play. But if it ends up being something that costs me that position, I think making people aware of an issue that is causing children to commit suicide is more important than kicking a leather ball.
“First Pro Athlete Says He’s Gay”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure women play pro sports as well. Leave it to our media companies to sensationalize a truly great moment in sports history and celebrating one group of people, while simultaneously marginalizing another. And all they needed was one additional word in their headline. It’s not just ESPN/ABC either. Most articles I have seen or read make little or no mention of the many brave women athletes that have come out before this.
For reference, a quick Google search gives us five pro women athletes that came out long before Jason Collins.
We shouldn’t be patting Rob Portman on the back, instead, we should be berating him for why it took this long.
Do you notice a trend here? This story does not make me happy, on the contrary it almost pisses me off more. I just see this as another Republican saying, “Oh, I can’t be a dick about this issue anymore because now it personally affects me.” And this is always the case with anti progressive people. They can’t see the bigger picture until it directly involves them, be it gay marriage, gun rights, a woman’s right to choose, etc. Get with the god damn program, this is getting tiring.
The extent to which a bunch of straight men care so passionately about abortion and gay marriage (two things they literally have nothing to do with) amazes and confounds me all at the same time.
Jesus had almost nothing to say about sexual behavior of any kind. He was too busy teaching more important things. Empathy is at the heart of his teachings. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Remember that? Its in red.
The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
My religion compels me to be against discrimination of every kind.