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*
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?
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.
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.