Tag Archives: anti-gay bigots

Bryant, Noah, McDowell: Quite the Ménage à Trois

28 May

L'Amour, L'Amour, L'Amour

Thanks to my friend Jen Lockett for inspiring this story.  That past few months have done nothing to encourage LGBT youth to engage in sports.  In April we witnessed Klassy Kobe with his Queer Bashing.  Then in May, Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell made national headlines for making anti-gay slurs at a group of fans in San Francisco. “He also made crude gestures at the fans, in full view of children who were in the crowd,” McDowell’s over the top homophobia may be an indication that he is spending time in bathroom stalls tapping his foot waiting for Larry Craig.  And to round out this trio of twisted troglodytes, we had Joakim Noah also using the word “faggot,” perhaps he was addressing a love interest.

While all three bigots made the 3 minute obligatory apologies, none of them rang true.  When will it become completely unacceptable to use homophobic epithets?  John Amaechi, the now retired and openly gay NBA star recalls how painful it was for him upon coming out:

First of all, I wouldn’t want him on my team,” Hardaway told a radio host in 2007. “You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don’t like gay people and I don’t like to be around gay people. I am homophobic. I don’t like it. It shouldn’t be in the world or in the United States.

My personal experience is that men who truly are heterosexual and comfortable being heterosexual have absolutely no problem with gays.  However, those that are not secure in their sexuality seem to prove to be squeaky wheels, or at least they were being squeaked. Again, I ask when is enough enough?  When do we stop rewarding bigoted behavior?  When will companies like Nike say: “sorry, but we don’t want homophobic bigots representing our company?  Click here to see the full article.

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The Very Fragile Institution of Heterosexual Marriage

22 Apr

When people talk about the Sanctity of Marriage, I had no idea that Marriage Equality was so very dangerous!  Who knew that a marriage between a man and a woman was so precarious, so fragile, so susceptible to corruption?  My gay marriage is obviously very very very different indeed.  My husband and I are surrounded by heterosexual couples.  In fact, we had a heterosexual couple to our home for dinner last weekend and never once did it make either of us feel as though we had to turn heterosexual or that Mary and John’s union was threatening ours.  Now I see how my “gay” marriage must be so threatening to all straight couples and they all must be feeling the urge to GO GAY.  Thank you Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump for being the paradigm of successful hetero marriage and for explaining to me the threat of marriage equality.  PLEASE click here to see this very short youtube video of this young man as he very succinctly describes the false notion that marriage equality is a threat. PLEASE ALSO watch this WONDERFUL commercial now playing in Oregon.

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