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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Is America Nasty And Homophobic?

On Monday, former Washington Wizards center Jason Collins revealed to the world that he is gay, prompting a complete media meltdown. Collins appeared on Good Morning America; he made the cover of Sports Illustrated; he became the lead on Huffington Post. The president of the United States congratulated him at a press conference, and the former president of the United States congratulated him via Twitter. So did the first lady, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association and a bevy of pundits and athletes across the spectrum.
Which leaves one question: What’s the big deal?

Tennis star Martina Navratilova, the best player of her era, came out in 1981. Ellen Degeneres came out on national television in 1997. The president and CEO of the Golden State Warriors, Rick Welts, is openly gay. Top politicians, rock stars, athletes, movie and television stars and business moguls are gay. Gay Americans have been announcing their sexual orientation for decades. Why the hubbub?



Anonymous said...

Oh hell yes. Just look at some of the comments on this blog for example. And I am quite sure even worse comments did not get published. Americans are mean. And jealous. And hateful. And violent. And ignorant. And cowards. And busybodies. And vengeful. etc. etc. etc.

Name a country that does not have citizens with these 'qualities'.

Anonymous said...

If not, it should be! (nasty & homophobic. Sorry folks, IT'S WRONG!

Gerald said...

God says it's wrong, (Lying with a man as you do with a woman), so that is good enough for me!

Anonymous said...

Fornication is a sin...this includes premarital sex and adultery...I am willing to bet that most of the people that are against gay people are guilty of at least one of these "sins".

Anonymous said...

Who cares hetro people dont come out on television and say
"Hey I have sex with the opposite sex" I am straight. Who gives a crap. Gay and lesbians in this country make it an issue. They wave the rainbow warrior flag. Give it a rest who gives a S**t that u are gay. It is a choice period. It is deviant.

Anonymous said...

11:25, your logic gives me cancer