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originally posted by: Nyiah
I've never heard of this guy (the football player, I know who Takei is) or this controversy, but eff the uptight wads. He's just as entitled to a celebratory kiss as the next person. I'm sure no one would have objected if the guy had smooched a big-boobed blonde rail thin T & A special, eh? So find the legitimate difference, it ought to keep the pearl-clutchers busy trying to do so.
originally posted by: jheated5
a reply to: Darth_Prime
Your sarcasm is right on the money.... To know he was gay did he have to take a photo op? I'm sure an announcement would have sufficed. Did he have to be brave/hero because he told the world he was gay? You're right about that gay agenda, it's not about equality, it's about raising homosexual status above hetero.
I love how people make the comparison between gay/straight people. People get just as offended if a straight couple is making out in public, nobody wants to see that.
Now since this guy has made the announcement he has special rights that his other hetero or in the closet teammates don't.... Immunity, if he doesn't perform and gets the boot it's going to be considered discrimination or hate crime or whatever the media would spin it as.
originally posted by: Darth_Prime
a reply to: jheated5
I agree. I think there is a time and a place for everything & some stuff belongs behind closed doors.
That being said. I'm not a fan of ANY sexual public displays of affection by anyone. Holding hands ... fine. Pecks on the lips or cheeks ... fine. Hugging and snuggling ... fine. But the deep throat making out sessions and groping .. no matter who it is .. I find that distracting and unhelpful for story lines. I feel yukky like a voyeur. That's just where I am on all that ...
Did you just basically tell me their numbers aren't large enough to care about?
You all think pushing homosexuality and racism in the media is a good thing towards acceptance.... Let me tell you, it's having the exact opposite effect! People are becoming more racist and more against homosexuality than ever before because instead of when it was private, no one really gave a crap about it, now that it's getting shoved in people's faces they're starting to get pissed off!
It takes a lot of guts for a football player to come out of the closet. You obviously know nothing about what it is like in a guys locker room for major sports. There is a lot of "gay/fag" words being tossed around. If you are an athlete you are supposed to be a super macho man & it has always been that way. Guys have to fit into a very cookie cutter form & if they don't, watch out, there will be hell to pay. So yes, Sam can be seen as a hero for coming out of the closet in an industry that is supposed to be a certain stereotype.
The real issue is, they are elevating the guy to HERO STATUS for being an out of the closest NFL player. I'm sorry, being a homosexual doesn't make you a HERO unless you happen to be a homosexual who saved someones life or stopped a bank robbery...
Fine don't like celebrities being used, I'm pretty sure when heterosexual unknown draftee's find out the great news that they have been signed to the major leagues, that they kiss their partner. So why can't a homosexual? Oh right, because something so basic & human but being done by a homosexual, offends closed minded people.
More stupid analogies and downplaying... Pitt and Jolie? Really? Famous movie actors who have been on camera and photographed for years compared to some unknown draftee? There is no sarcasm there either because I don't want to see anything that has to do with stupid movie stars relationships either...
but you are terribly mistaken. No life does not depend on heterosexuals, life depends on sperm & eggs. As long as there is sperm & eggs there will be life, doesn't matter if it's heterosexuals having couples or homosexuals having couples.
microscopic minority living in a mostly heterosexual world