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NFL player fined and banned from team activities for disapproving of homosexuality

13 May

Re: what WK noted:

So, if you are Tim Tebow, everyone can insult you and make fun of you for being a Christian and for being chaste before marriage. But if you’re gay, then no one can even disagree with you on sexual issues.

Indeed. Should we give any money to such an organization? Should we pay for tickets to games, or patronize businesses supporting the NFL through TV and radio ads? (Remember what they do every October, too, making their players wear hot pink colours, etc.) Should straight Christian men continue supporting an organization that denigrates them and only celebrates and promotes others?

WINTERY KNIGHT

From the Miami Herald.

Excerpt:

The Dolphins swiftly and publicly reprimanded Don Jones late Sunday for his Twitter remarks critical of Michael Sam, fining him and barring him from team activities until he undergoes sensitivity training.

In a statement released by the team, Jones apologized for tweeting “omg” and “horrible” after seeing Sam sharing a celebratory kiss with his partner on national TV Saturday evening. Sam had just been drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round, becoming the first openly gay player selected by an NFL team.

[…]Although the Dolphins did not disclose the amount of the fine, the fact that they made the punishment public was significant. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin rarely discusses internal discipline with reporters but made it a point to condemn Jones’ words on official team letterhead Sunday night.“We were disappointed to read Don’s tweets during the NFL Draft,” Philbin said. “They…

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7 responses to “NFL player fined and banned from team activities for disapproving of homosexuality

  1. Eric

    May 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    When President Reagan left office in January 1989, we were told outright that we were entering a ‘Kindler, Gentler America’ and a ‘New World Order’. The Neocon/Neoliberal Long March is now reaching its conclusion—pro sports is one of the last cultural institutions to be purged of any vestige of patriarchy or traditionalism. Organized religion and the Courts are about the only two institutions left and they’re on their way down.

    Before the end of this decade, the United States will be a Leftist-Fascist PC Police State. Mark my words, this will happen. But try to explain it to the Ameroboob and he’ll tell you that we’re still the freest and greatest country in the history of mankind—because these same PC thought police tell him so.

     
  2. Will S.

    May 14, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Yep.

     
  3. Eric

    May 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Will:
    I’ve read various historical and sociological accounts from German eyewitnesses who lived through the period 1933-1938 when the Nazis were consolidating their power. American culture is looking eerily similar; with its Groupthink and systematic cultural purges of all our institutions. Not to mention widespread concentrations of power in the hands of a few ‘ideologically pure’ despots who’ve emerged as de facto leaders of these institutions. Of course, the US is a larger country than Germany so the process is slower, but the signs are unmistakable.

    Maybe its time to make a beeline for the nearest border!

     
  4. Will S.

    May 14, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Well, I wouldn’t look here for salvation; Canada has had ‘gay marriage’ for a while now; we lost the battle earlier…

     

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