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Old 02-09-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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That's great but nobody was asking! Why does anyone need this information.
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That's great but nobody was asking! Why does anyone need this information.
I don't know because he has a very good chance to be drafted and become the first openly gay NFL player...... A hot button issue right now..... LOL It's seems like you don't want that gay on your posts..... Can you smell how uncomfortable Beastmode seems....
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He'll no doubt end up in San Fran, but if he's a "ball-er" I'd welcome him as a Saint.

Beastmode, it's okay, Man, we won't judge you if you've got something you'd like to get off your back… Defensiveness is the first sign, you know.

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I like it...put some pressure on the the NFL and pro sports in general to be more accepting and catch up with the rest of the planet.
Be interesting to see how far he drops in the draft, and which team takes a chance.
Lucky for him this is not Russia, or Iran.
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And if he goes undrafted, he'll sue the ever loving **** out of the NFL, and probably win.
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If you do not want issues to be made, do not make them. Why should any entity or person be accepting of something that is irrelevant?

This whole acceptance movement is such a tangled web of confusion. Preaching acceptance from a podium of intolerance is more than slight hypocrisy.

Stop accepting the lies that our culture is attempting frame disagreement in. The entire mindset that because you disagree with someones lifestyle means you must fear or hate them is absurd. Just as absurd as thinking that if you love someone you agree with everything they believe or do.

Compassion is not defined as compromising your convictions and empathy is not agreement.

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Why should any entity or person be accepting of something that is irrelevant?
irrelevant for who? certainly not irrelevant for the millions of people who feel they have to hide what they are for fear of being persecuted, or worse.....


The entire mindset that because you disagree with someones lifestyle means you must fear or hate them is absurd.
Basically about as absurd as you saying everything but, there's no fear or hate towards anybody who wants to come out and be gay in today's society.... I hope I said that right, I took all the big words out..... Lol.....
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irrelevant for who? certainly not irrelevant for the millions of people who feel they have to hide what they are for fear of being persecuted, or worse.....





Basically about as absurd as you saying everything but, there's no fear or hate towards anybody who wants to come out and be gay in today's society.... I hope I said that right, I took all the big words out..... Lol.....

Try reading my post through a more neutral lens.

Unless you are of the mind that sexual orientation effects a persons job performance, it is irrelevant. Sexual orientation is less relevant than race, age, or gender, from a job performance view; and they are pretty damned irrelevant. His being gay is as relevant to the NFL as his coach being hetero..... If he is.... If he isn't, it's still irrelevant.

On the second part you completely misconstrued my words. Just because I wouldn't become a vegetarian doesn't mean I fear or hate them. Just because I eat meat doesn't mean I love and am in complete support of other meat eaters. I never said there are not simple minded people that see things as either right or wrong, and not what they actually are.... Different.

I made a completely neutral post but you felt there was a need to defend something. What ever your reason is, it's yours. Another irrelevant item.

If society spent more time focusing on things that actually have relevance the world would be a better place.

Then there is the hypocrisy of judgment. Your lashing out about narrow sighted fools judging and labeling homosexuals, by judging and labeling those people. Incorrectly I might add since I said nothing negative about gays.... Only dumbassed Americans.

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