Last month, NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay.
NBA superstar Kevin Durant (of the Oklahoma City Thunder), when asked for comment, said this:
“If the guy’s happy, whatever he does, that’s cool with me,” Thunder star Kevin Durant said at Monday’s shootaround. “Jason Collins, playing against him, seems like a great guy. Never got the chance to know him. But if he’s happy, that’s cool. Nobody has any right to judge. He’s his own man. Makes his own decisions. As NBA players, it’s like a big group of guys, kind of like a brotherhood. I know I support him. Like I said, I don’t really know him, so whatever decision he makes is something he really thought was good for him. Nothing nobody else can say about him. As long as he’s happy, it’s cool.”
So obviously — obviously — that’s why a tornado just hit Moore, Oklahoma… according to Westboro Baptist Church’s Fred Phelps, Jr. (son of the church’s founder):
— Fred Phelps, Jr. (@WBCFredJr) May 21, 2013
All of you who had picked Pat Robertson in your first-religious-person-to-say-something-stupid-after-the-awful-tragedy poll owe me $5.
Yes, Phelps is crazy. No, he doesn’t represent mainstream (and even most fringe) Christians. But I promise you it won’t just be outliers like Phelps who rationalize “God’s will” by saying He’s upset about whatever issue they happen to complain about.
(via Huffington Post)