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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Oh for pete's sake. "The left" is not comparing him to Jackie Robinson. A few misguided commentators are. But everything is about "the left" with you, isn't it?
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

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    I don't agree.
    Good for you.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    How about not compartmentalizing by sexual orientation?
    How would that affect women?

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Michael Sam is closer to Jim McGreevy than he is to Jackie Robinson.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    'The Missouri defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

    Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

    In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.

    Sam says: I am an openly, proud gay man.'

    Gutsy guy. I hope this does not in any way hurt his career or his life.

    But it is about time someone in the NFL came out...so big kudos to him...it must not have been an easy decision.
    If he announced that he was putting 60% of all his earnings into a diversified portfolio to stave off post-football bankruptcy, then that would be a "first" that should make national news.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    How would that affect women?
    I would suppose that a woman, just as with a man, would do what they are comfortable with.

    I've showered with both genders in a public shower while camping. If someone else wants to stare, that's their problem.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I would suppose that a woman, just as with a man, would do what they are comfortable with.

    I've showered with both genders in a public shower while camping. If someone else wants to stare, that's their problem.
    But the question is what does society do when you have a problem with people staring at you? Typically we have provided seprate facilities at workplaces, schools, gyms, etc. We dont force women to shower with men, or use the same public bathrooms. Since this is because men and women are sexually attracted to each other and we have taboos about nudity, how is this going to affect society with gays being attracted to men and women and each other?

    If gays become common place in the NFL, wont the NFL have to provide seperate facilities to avoid the kind of harrasment women typically recieve from men? This goes for the military too.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Then there's this guy, mucking up the discussion.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    But the question is what does society do when you have a problem with people staring at you? Typically we have provided seprate facilities at workplaces, schools, gyms, etc. We dont force women to shower with men, or use the same public bathrooms. Since this is because men and women are sexually attracted to each other and we have taboos about nudity, how is this going to affect society with gays being attracted to men and women and each other?

    If gays become common place in the NFL, wont the NFL have to provide seperate facilities to avoid the kind of harrasment women typically recieve from men? This goes for the military too.
    If someone is uncomfortable, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, then they should shower separately. It's not something new the moment someone announces their gay or not, there are bashful people of both genders and all sexual orientations.

    I just don't see the logic in applying the 'separate locker rooms' thing ONLY because of sexual orientation.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    I could care less if he is gay, straight or bi-curious/bi. All that he should be is the best American Football player that he can be. His sexual preference is a non-issue for me.

    I hope he will have a great and wonderful career and prove to other gays that they too will be accepted in professional sports if they choose to become athletes.
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