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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Thank you. I'm amazed at how a candidate or a lobbyist can be taken so seriously when they come up with their awful ideas. When they are actually Senators or Congressmen, yes, if they propose something stupid you can try to blame their whole party, although even then that isn't really valid.
    My mistake. I guess this is really an isolated incident, and the GOP would never actually consider anything like this. At all.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    For your post to have much meaning, you'd have to show that it's been a concern up 'til now.
    It may not have been such a outspoken concern but from my personal experience as a high school and college player the shower factor is the main reason against wanting a gay teammate. Some might hide behind the reasoning to cover their dislike of gays in general but I think it is a genuine concern for a lot.

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    It may not have been such a outspoken concern but from my personal experience as a high school and college player the shower factor is the main reason against wanting a gay teammate. Some might hide behind reasoning but I think it is a genuine concern for a lot.
    So you are OK showering with someone gay who is in the closet, but not if he's openly gay? Seems like a strange concern....
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    So you are OK showering with someone gay who is in the closet, but not if he's openly gay? Seems like a strange concern....
    Not really, its the reason don't ask don't tell worked so well to ease the concerns of straight soldiers

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Why does this idea freak men the **** out like this? It's not contagious, they're not gonna jump you when your back is turned, it doesn't mean your gay if gay guy looks at you. It makes no sense to me at all. It takes maturity to ignore it and go about your business. What a bunch of insecure little boys.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Why does this idea freak men the **** out like this? It's not contagious, they're not gonna jump you when your back is turned, it doesn't mean your gay if gay guy looks at you. It makes no sense to me at all. It takes maturity to ignore it and go about your business. What a bunch of insecure little boys.
    So I suppose you would just hop right into your local gym shower with a bunch of guys?

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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Why does this idea freak men the **** out like this? It's not contagious, they're not gonna jump you when your back is turned, it doesn't mean your gay if gay guy looks at you. It makes no sense to me at all. It takes maturity to ignore it and go about your business. What a bunch of insecure little boys.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    My mistake. I guess this is really an isolated incident, and the GOP would never actually consider anything like this. At all.

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    I disagree with that bill as well, but they aren't exactly similar. The Kansas bill allows private religious entities to not offer services relating to marriage to those who providing their services would mean breaking their religious beliefs. Your source by the way completely misrepresents the Kansas bill. For example it states that an officer could refuse to help a gay couple being assaulted if it went against his beliefs, which is actually completely untrue.

    Burkman's bill mandates that a private company cannot hire openly gay people. It actually limits what a private company can do with it's resources.
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    Re: Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    So I suppose you would just hop right into your local gym shower with a bunch of guys?
    That's different. From my experience gays and lesbians approach people with a little more caution until they are certain of their orientation and gay men are certainly more cautious in a situation like this (being very aware of the violent reactions they are likely to encounter)
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    Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Not really, its the reason don't ask don't tell worked so well to ease the concerns of straight soldiers
    It worked so well? LOL.

    So you're ok showering with gays, as long as you don't know they are gay. I'll be honest. That sounds a little...gay.
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