Well, since he's played with almost everyone, it should be safe to say you want catch the "gay" by merely being in the same locker room.I would have really preferred that a player come out while under a contract to actually "force" the acceptance. Regardless, hopefully a team signs him so we (and professional team sport athletes) can get over the "what if" scenarios regarding a gay teammate in the locker room.
Meh, I'm sure there will be backlash. But if the gay community wants peace with this, they'll understand he was speaking from his personal faith and nothing more. He wasn't being crude in his remarks, he was just stating what he believed.
I think that's already been done -- I feel a certain percentage of the population is gay and that means each locker room of a decent sized roster sport already has a few gay athletes.Regardless, hopefully a team signs him so we (and professional team sport athletes) can get over the "what if" scenarios regarding a gay teammate in the locker room.
This guy is an idiot. So it's not ok to be gay, but it's ok for athletes to have pre-marital sex with a ton of women over the course of their careers? I mean, he obviously said that isn't "christian" either, but then don't just call out people that are gay, call out nearly every single athlete about their sexual activities.
I really don't feel this is any different then someone in an environment that has attractive women/men where they work. 9 times out of 10 if you are single, a guy/girl may fantasize about coworkers or take a "longer look", but as being a professional you typically don't try to act upon it as there would be repercussions in the workplace (i.e. sexual harassment, embarrassment, termination). It's different if you see that person outside of work and you will be able to tell if they have the same feelings towards you. If you know your teammate is gay and you are outside the locker room/field and want to make an advancement at that time, then there is no problem to it. Gay or straight a person should remain professional at work and then can go out and "play" afterward.I think that's already been done -- I feel a certain percentage of the population is gay and that means each locker room of a decent sized roster sport already has a few gay athletes.
I have no problem that they are gay as long as they are professional and respectful to their teammates in the locker room and not be my fears that the gay athletes treat a lockerroom as a pervy voyeur place to look at their teammates' rears, junk and maybe even have thoughts about hitting on their teammates or dream what it would be like to have intimate relations with them.