Posts tagged ‘sports’

April 29, 2013

First Openly Gay Athlete in Major Professional Sports

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On Monday, April 29th, 2013, evangelical sports enthusiasts went ballistic as their golden boy Tim Tebow was released by the NY Jets while “progressive America” rejoiced in their new  “hero,” Jason Collins. However, this term hero has been rejected by the religious people and embraced by pro-gay citizens. A hero can be deemed as someone who is a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. However, it is maintain by people who are against the homosexual lifestyle that being openly gay isn’t heroic or noble, but proud and unrepentant sinner (i.e. fornicator, adulterer, etc).

Homosexuality is a very divisive issue in America. It is so polarizing and such an emotional issue that people are afraid to openly express their opinion. Even as a blog writer I am very cautious in my wording to prevent being ridiculed while exercising my first amendment right. It’s weird that in today’s society if you stand on the principles of your religion you are deemed homophobic or outdated. Moreover, if you take the opposite stance you are considered abandoning your faith or considered a closeted homosexual. I have personally been on both sides of this issue and will not state (on this blog) where I stand.

The dilemma with this position is that apathy is considered compliance. In this catch-22 if you say nothing about homosexuality you are either in supporting their lifestyle or depriving their rights. Ultimately, it is in my opinion that we should just let the man play ball. But here are some other opinions by Chris Broussard and LZ Granderson of ESPN.

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