Brian Camenker of MassResistance is, even by Christian right standards, a ridiculously ignorant and bigoted man. He put that on full display on the equally unhinged Linda Harvey’s radio show with a series of idiotic statements. Like did you know gays aren’t good at sports because they require “stability” and “alertness”? I didn’t either.
If you follow sports much you’ll notice there are almost no homosexual athletes in the major sports, certainly not in the professional sports and none that I know of in the college sports except for very, very minor roles. It’s interesting because if you go into any public school you see a large percentage of the teachers, at least where I live, are out homosexuals. I think that, my own analysis of that is that it’s so difficult to become an athlete at that level that the psychological issues that are going through you in the homosexual lifestyle just don’t cut it. Because you just need this very high degree of stability, alertness, everything else, so you see almost no athletes, you know, homosexuals in the professional sports or the high level, football leagues or baseball or anything like that, almost none.
And they both agreed that gay people bring all that bullying and violence on themselves by, you know, being gay.
Harvey: They’re maintaining that people that are homosexual, who in anyway display that they are homosexual in Russia are beat up by gangs, do you have any documentation that that is actually happening or that it is actually happening and is not being punished as it ought to be or is just hype by them?
Camenker: Well, it’s hard to say. I would say that a lot of it is probably true. The natural way people react to homosexuality — outside of all the diversity training — is a certain amount of revulsion. So if two men start kissing in the public street, you can expect a certain reaction from people.
Or here’s a suggestion: Maybe bigoted jerks like you who go around claiming that gay people are demon-possessed perverts trying to destroy the country and the world provoke people to act violently. Seems like a much better explanation to me.