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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    like I said...anyone who criticises him is a homophobe.
    No, anyone who decides to criticize his career in this context is probably a homophobe. Do you have some other reason why someone would chose in this context to criticize his career?


    their support for gays regarding marriage, military service, etc counts for nothing.
    Who is criticizing his career in this context while also being supporting of homosexuals?
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Ah, you seem to have missed the thread. In the third post a person who has admitted to having no interest in basketball and has demonstrated distinct homophobic behaviors in teh past decided to speculate about his career.
    you didn't reference specific people, you made a blanket claim: criticism of his career = homophobia

    PS Even if you don't have much interest in a particular sport, you still can know about it via the simple fact you do things like watch sportscenter. In fact, I hated baseball growing up, but due to the simple fact that I watched sports center religiously at the time, I had a basic knowledge of what was going on in the pros

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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    It's a win-win for Collins.

    he has no contract therefore he has no worry about being fired for coming out. And if he doesn't get signed, he can always claim that it is because he came out.

    most of us here are pointing out his lack-luster career to show that the latter is not necessarily the case.

    Sorry Jason, the reason no NBA team offered you a contract isn't because you came out as gay...it's because you are 34 years old and were never a great player to begin with.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    No, anyone who decides to criticize his career in this context is probably a homophobe. Do you have some other reason why someone would chose in this context to criticize his career?
    you mean besides the impact on his career being a big aspect of the story?

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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Of course I do. And the only way of avoiding another woman form enduring the same experience is to make certain that no person feels that they have to hide their sexuality from the world. If we lived in a more accepting world, where ignorant people devoid of empathy didn't latch on to any excuse to call a homosexual a "scumbag" or attack them in some way, there would be nobody who endures what she endured.

    But go on with your bad empathizing self by making damned sure that more people end up like her. It's sure to work.
    Ah well that was all feel goody.. Color me unimpressed, but I happen to live in the real world, and that real world is full of people who find homosexuality icky. One might even say that this built in ickiness reaction is as legitimate, if not more legitimate than homosexuality itself. Perhaps there's a perfectly good reason why we are generally icked out by same sex attraction. Might have something to do with our predisposition to heterosexuality as the objectively normative state by which we proliferate as a species. Just a guess, but me thinks I'm on to something. Of course the homophiles probably won't agree, but I didn't really expect them, and you to anyway.


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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Who is criticizing his career in this context while also being supporting of homosexuals?
    me, for one. or can't you read for comprehension?
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    how "honest" was he with his fiance of 7 years?

    You just don't get it do you. He probably was afraid of how people like you would react.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Why is it that many who ridicule those who view homosexuality as wrong, or sinful, call them homophobes? I suspect a lot of folks who are anti homosexuality are not fearful of homosexuals.

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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    With whom? Honest with a adoring gay media, or honest with Moos who he dated, banged, and was intimate with for 7 years only to dump her like a brick when he felt the coast was clear for him to come out. He's a loser, plain and simple.


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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    You just don't get it do you. He probably was afraid of how people like you would react.
    Was OScarB63 his fiancee?

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