I haven't posted on this forum in quite some time. This topic is bringing me out of retirement.
As a Libertarian minded person, I have zero issues with him being a homosexual. In fact, it is my position that if he wanted to sleep with men and a donkey at the same time, it's his business. Not mine, not yours, not his employer or anyone else for that matter.
What I do have an issue with is the over-glorification and special attention he received simply because of his sexual orientation.
I saw no other players get as much attention during ESPN's broadcast for a 7th round pick in this draft. Especially the whole crying (which a lot of players did this year by the way SISSIES!), kissing, hugging, cake ordeal and whatnot.
So my position of anger isn't toward Sam himself, but toward the media and the way they treated the situation.
Now Rodney, as someone who makes pretty radical claims like the following:
Gay bashers are on the wrong side of history just as racists were.
I wish people would put as much energy into solving real problems instead of worrying about what someone else is doing that has no effect on them whatsoever.
You've got me curious, what topics would you rather discuss and keep in mind you said that don't affect them whatsoever. Maybe the situation affected someone... and they want to talk about it.
One day society will view anti-gay comments with the same regard as the KKK receives now.
That last comment is a very broad stroke opinion that I find pretty obnoxious. If you're trying to have an educated discussion on the topic at hand, your approach is lacking significantly. I didin't know you spoke for me, seeing I'm part of society, and to back your claims up, I want to see some signficant proof that the majority
of our society thinks along those lines.
But people around you, including your employer, are free to respond accordingly, and some opinions are not to be tolerated.
I suppose you're fine with that as long as the fight is on your side, right? What if I was your employer and we ran a Christian operation that believed the Bible and perceived people who were homosexual to be sinners and didn't allow any talk and behavior set forth accordingly? What if, as your private business employer, I didn't allow your opinion to support homosexuals to be allowed?
It just isn't ok to say some things.
Actually, it is... it's called the Bill of Rights and you may want to check the very 1st one. Besides, what if I think it's not OK for you to say what you say? Who's moral standards do you want to limit speech by?
It's not free thinking, it's close-minded and outdated
If you're going to tell someone they aren't free-thinkers for expressing their opinions and say their opinion is "oudated", then perhaps you should look in the mirror.
I smell hypocrisy.
Anti-gay speech is the same as racist speech and people want to distance themselves from people who think that way. You're free to have your opinion, but not free from its negative consequences.
Again, you're speaking on a general persumption for all people. Ever thought that ALL people don't perceive things the way you think they should? And in doing so and reacting the way you have in this thread, you're the real hypocrite here?
I live in Alabama, which is probably one of the worst perceived places in the country for racism, bigotry and hate toward certain ethnicity in the country. My point is, if I told you I was a white country boy from the backwoods in Alabama, would you assume I was a Bible thumping racist Christian man if I told you I thought homosecual activity was wrong?
Anti-gay speech isn't any more offending if you're truly open-minded like you claim, than pro-gay speech. It's just your feelings that get hurt about it. The same sentence you just spoke, I think you need to reread for yourself and apply it to your own life.
You're free to have your opinion, but not free from its negative consequences.
You Rodney are free to have your own opinion, but are not free from it's negative consequences from someone who has a different opinion other than yours.