Farah Laments Good Old Days of Open Bigotry

As we get older, we typically become more nostalgic. Joseph Farah is fondly reminiscing about the “good old days” when being openly bigoted against gay people was not only accepted by celebrated in this country. Things were so much better for him and his porn ‘stache back when Magic Johnson was applauded for saying he wasn’t gay.

Why is this significant 23 years later?

Because today sports stars who say they are “gay” are treated like heroes by sports franchises, the media and the public as well. Back in 1991, that clearly wasn’t the case.

And what difference does that make?

It suggests the “gay” cultural revolution has been incredibly successful.

Yes it has, thank you for noticing. You know what that means? It means you and your fellow bigots are losing. *throws glitter around the room*

It was always cool to be an athlete. But now it is especially cool to be a “gay” athlete. Consider the recent flood of self-outings:

  • Robbie Rogers became the first openly “gay” male athlete to play in a professional American sporting match last year when he took the field for Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy during a match against the Seattle Sounders.
  • Sheryl Swoopes, a retired WNBA star and coach of the Loyola University Chicago’s women’s basketball team, came out in 2005.
  • Brittney Griner, selected No. 1 in the 2013 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury, is openly “gay.”
  • In an exclusive interview with CNN, former San Francisco 49ers player Kwame Harris came out as “gay” after rumors circulated in the media.
  • Gareth Thomas of Wales spoke about being gay to a British news channel in 2009.
  • Germany’s openly “gay” Judith Arndt won the silver medal in cycling at the 2012 Olympics.
  • Wow! Six athletes have come out as gay over the last five years (okay, seven; he forgot Jason Collins) out of all the athletes in the entire world. That’s just so cool, isn’t it?

    I believe there it is unhealthy for a society to obsess over sex – especially abhorrent sex.

    I agree. Maybe you should stop obsessing over sex.

    It wasn’t long ago that most Americans would have agreed that homosexual activity is sinful. I don’t know what the polls show today – or even if anyone would dare conduct such a poll. Today, our culture celebrates sin. I’ll let you decide for yourself if that’s a good thing.

    Thanks, that’s very kind of you. Okay, I’ll decide: It’s a good thing.

    Innocent children are among the most enthusiastic consumers of sports. Has anyone besides Derrick Ward considered the impact this shift in cultural sensitivities has on them?

    Oh yes. Bigots like you consider it all the time. Which is to say that you exploit it, exaggerate it, lie about it and generally obsess over it. I’ll tell you what impact this shift will have: Kids growing up today won’t be as likely to be bigots like you. This is unquestionably a good thing.

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    • colnago80

      Fuckface Farah forgot to mention former tennis stars Martina Navratilova and Billy Jean King who admitted to being lesbians long ago.

    • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

      Damn straight Ed! Umm, so to speak! 😉

      I don’t know about nostalgia, maybe some things quite a bit not so much others.

      BTW. I’d add an Aussie Olympic medal winning diver to the list there but

      a) I’m not sure when it was and whether it was in the time limit or not

      b) is the list just for Americans or does it include everyone,dunno

      and c) thinking of age, I’ve got a mental block on the blokes name – was quite famous at the time.. but now ..arrgh!

    • Loqi

      If “I” start putting random “words” in quotes “too,” “do” I get my own “news” outlet?

    • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

      @ colnago80 : Maybe to him lesbians don’t count – well in the not as icky sense as well /instead of the “proper people” sense?

    • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

      @3. Loqi : That’s one way to “out” “fox” them I guess!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017276335 Strewth
    • joe_k

      Stevo@2: As Farrah himself cites a German athlete, I’d say it’s okay. Speaking of which, he also forgot Tom Daley, but really, that’s not the point. Farrah is just increasingly realising that his opinions are really out of touch, which is fantastic news…

    • dingojack

      Stevo – Matthew Mitcham?



      I didn’t know, I just googled “Australian Olympic diver” & gay. Olympics are just an excuse not to watch much TV and read instead.

    • countryboy

      Farah and his ilk do seem to obsess about sex. These peoples sexuality is only a part of a whole package and the least important part at that. So these atheletes are gay, so what. It doesn’t have any effect on me at all. I’m just not interested in other peoples sexuality and it’s none of my business. I think it was Robert Heinlein who said “True freedom comes when you tell Mrs Grundy to go fly a kite”.

    • dugglebogey

      Something tells me that in 1947 when Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball, Joseph Farah would have been against that idea too.

      Well, maybe they should have let Jackie play, but nobody should have made a big deal about it….

    • dingojack

      Farah Laments Good Old Days of Open Bigotry When He was Last (vaguely) Relevant

      or perhaps:

      Farah Laments Good Old Days of Open Bigotry When A Pornstache was Fashionable

      (both before time immemorial)

      😉 Dingo

    • basementmatt

      Oh, sweeet Jebus. The image of you throwing glitter around the room just made me truly laugh out loud.

    • Pierce R. Butler

      Innocent children are among the most enthusiastic consumers of sports.

      Some years ago a social worker told me that she and many of her colleagues have come to regard the spontaneous use of the word “innocent” regarding children as a major warning flag of a potential sexual abuser.*

      Just sayin’, Joseph Farah.

      * I replied that we should be obliged to consider them that way until they’ve been convicted by a jury of their peer group.

    • http://Www.metalmischief.com YOB – Ye Olde Blacksmith is a Spocktopus cuddler

      Be careful with all of that glitter. Now that Teh Gay Agenda is progressing so much, we may see a worldwide shortage of glitter. I think we may be reaching “Peak Glitter” soon.

      Also, it could get it in your eye.

    • John Pieret

      Innocent children

      … have to be carefully taught to hate. The impact this shift in cultural sensitivities will have on them will be to make it harder for people like Farah to make them anti-gay bigots.

    • Taz

      Innocent children are among the most enthusiastic consumers of sports.

      The guilty ones prefer video games.

    • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

      Right, it’s bad for kids to find out that an athlete has a same sex partner, or wants one. Unlike, oh say finding out how little punishment Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, mixed martial arts fighter, got for his 2008 drunken driving escapade in Las Vegas, the kind of thing that would have seen a normal person in prison for a couple of years. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinton_Jackson#Arrest

    • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

      @8. dingojack : Yes! That’s the one. Cheers! :-)

    • teawithbertrand

      One of the many things that Mr. Farah fails to understand is that openly gay athletes are admired and considered heroic precisely because of the courage they display in coming out and being themselves in the face of so much bigotry and hate from assholes like him.

    • bushrat

      Hear! Hear! I have to agree with Mr, Farah, sports celebrities have gotten way too much coverage in America.

    • ospalh

      @6: … or to use Wikipedia. They have a list.