The first NFL player to come out will be a Tight End.
Originally Posted by Molon Labe
I'm not a huge sports fan, so I'll use a different analogy. JC Leyendecker was one of my favorite illustrators before I found out that he was gay, and he will remain one of my favorites until somebody can show me the difference between a gay brush stroke and a straight one. The work speaks for itself. If Collins were a great player before coming out, he'd still be a great player afterwards, but since he's apparently not, I'm not going to take an interest in him either way.
Originally Posted by linda22003
On edit: A columnist at American Thinker had this to say, and it's apropos:
I asked (via email) former NFL player Ken Hutcherson, currently senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., the following questions pertaining to the Collins matter:
"What are your thoughts about a professional athlete like Jason Collins announcing that he's gay? Do you think it's appropriate for someone to announce that he or she is living the homosexual lifestyle? How should committed Christians respond to such an announcement?"
Pastor Hutcherson's response to me is as follows (slightly edited):
Well, most guys may not like it, but they've been scared to say anything about it. Who cares that he's gay, except to those who have an agenda to push and who use anyone who will join. Jason is being used, and he will have a price to pay. Many guys, knowing [that he's gay], will have some thoughts about being in the shower when he's there. I would not like having a guy who likes other guys standing and looking at all the naked guys, so I think the players can act as accepting as they please, but there will be some who will not be comfortable with it.
I think anyone should have the right to come out of the closet and announce it all they want. The problem is trying to make a statement so I have to accept it. It is now the truth that if anyone speaks against [the homosexual lifestyle and agenda], they will be the one disciplined or kicked off the team for being intolerant. Who are the intolerant ones when someone is discriminated against for their opinion or religious beliefs? They're opening a can of worms that will backfire on the professional sports world.
What should Christians do about this? They're going to do as they have done for years. Professional sports have always had guys who live very strong secular lives that are not pleasing to the Lord. You let them know and show them the examples of a Godly life and take advantage of sharing the love and forgiveness of Christ. If Christians can't deal with sin in professional sports, there would be no Christians at all in sports.
Well said, Pastor Hutcherson!
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