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When a kid sees it might think its normal...


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It is normal.
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So if it is normal they're going to do it? So let's list things that are normal, so we can predict what kids are going to do....
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Normal is a man being with a woman

 

im sure there is math equations or something to prove this


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People have the right to like whoever they want.
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Kids are gona think its cool and might want to try something they wouldnt normally do.


I really hope you're joking on this.

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My Thoughts:

 

Who cares, really?  So what the dude is gay, doesn't change a darn thing about how he plays the game of basketball.

I get annoyed by the people who make a big deal over their sexual orientations be it same sex or opposite sex. 

 

Yay your gay, now get over yourself and score some baskets!  :smileytongue:

 

 

Are teams ready:

 

Yes, why wouldn't they be?   I've heard a few tv personalities bring up "pro atheletes are homophobic" yet I haven't seen them back up that type of comment with a real world example, so yes I think teams will be fine.  

 

Free Agent:

Any smart recruiter for a team will not have his sexual orientation impact their decision, they will decide based on his skill on the court..  

 

 


Plymco Plymco Man Sad

 

Maybe its bigger than the individual. Coming out as a active gay player in one of the 4 major sports . This is a defining moment in sports.  The Jackie Robinson of gay athletes. It encourages others, fosters an open, relaxed accepting atomosphere in the locker rooms. There is a long way to go until it is not a big deal. Until it doesn’t merit the cover of Sports Illustrated, until leagues don’t have to warn teams not to ask about the preferences of incoming rookie. In reply to your pro athletes are homophobic bit. I remember when former NBA superstar Tim Hardaway said "I hate gay people" "dont want them on my team or to be near them" before trying to backpeddal from the backlash.  Maybe athletes hold their tongue when it comes to things like this? If you need proof, you can find it on youtube.

 

 

 


This is not like Jackie Robinson in my opinion, you are comparing apples to oranges.  The struggles of an enslaved people from africa to get equality and freedom in this Nation were WAY WAY WAY bigger a deal than some dude who plays professional sports saying he is gay.   Being gay is accepted and cool today in our society, hence my lack of "WOW" factor with this decision.  It is also why I find the comparison to Mr Robinson and the Civil Rights struggles of the decendents of slaves to not be accurate, at all.  
I judge people based off the content of their character and not their sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ect ect.    This guy being gay changes nothing about his status as a pro athelete in my mind.  
 
 
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DoubleO_seven wrote:

PLYMCO_PILGRIM wrote:



My Thoughts:

 

Who cares, really?  So what the dude is gay, doesn't change a darn thing about how he plays the game of basketball.

I get annoyed by the people who make a big deal over their sexual orientations be it same sex or opposite sex.  

 

 


Plymco Plymco Man Sad

 

Maybe its bigger than the individual. Coming out as a active gay player in one of the 4 major sports . This is a defining moment in sports.  The Jackie Robinson of gay athletes. It encourages others, fosters an open, relaxed accepting atomosphere in the locker rooms. There is a long way to go until it is not a big deal. Until it doesn’t merit the cover of Sports Illustrated, until leagues don’t have to warn teams not to ask about the preferences of incoming rookie. In reply to your pro athletes are homophobic bit. I remember when former NBA superstar Tim Hardaway said "I hate gay people" "dont want them on my team or to be near them" before trying to backpeddal from the backlash.  Maybe athletes hold their tongue when it comes to things like this? If you need proof, you can find it on youtube.

 

 

 


It will not have the kind of impact that joackie robinson had with baseball. Jackie Robinson and his kind had to endure having to sit in the back of a bus, or having to go into another section of the stadium instead of the whites. With gay people, that kind of adversity is nowhere to be found.

Being the first for anything may look good on paper, but it doesn't hold the importance of doing your job the correct way so that you aren't fired from that job.

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This is not like Jackie Robinson in my opinion, you are comparing apples to oranges.  The struggles of an enslaved people from africa to get equality and freedom in this Nation were WAY WAY WAY bigger a deal than some dude who plays professional sports saying he is gay.
Being gay is accepted and cool today in our society, hence my lack of "WOW" factor with this decision.  It is also why I find the comparison to Mr Robinson and the Civil Rights struggles of the decendents of slaves to not be accurate, at all.  

The Jackie Robison of gay athletes. Dont make it more than it actually is. I know what the movement was about. Of course it wont have the same impact. and its just common sense to know that the Jackie situation was bigger.  All i ment in my statement was he  is the first to do it in sports. nothing more. Dont strain your brain . No need to explain what Jackie..and as hw says, "his kind" had to go through. Thank you for your insight.

 

 

 

 

 


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I don't agree with homosexuality but everyone has a right to express their beliefs. This is a free country after all. I used to care about what happens in his or her bedroom but my stance has softened somewhat.

 

I truly love all people and as long as people are happy in their own lives, let them be.

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