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Being Gay And In Sports. Does the "Sexual Preference" Discussion Really Have a Place Here?

NBA player Jason Collins set the blogosphere on fire last week when he "came out of the closet" to let the sports world know that he is a "gay black man." It seems more and more celebrities are coming out and using the media as a platform to advertise their sexual preference these days. After reading Brad's article on the subject and some of the comments that followed, I wanted to shed some light on this hot debated topic in order to add an element that seems to be missing from the mindset of those who want to champion the homosexual lifestyle as a "genetic trait."

Tony Dungy has taken a lot of heat from his comments when asked about his feelings toward the matter as a heterosexual man who disagrees with it as many of us do. Yet one of the things that so many people who embrace the gay lifestyle seem to miss is the play on words they use in order to justify their lifestyle. The fact that they call their way of living an "alternative one," is their own admission that it's not normal. Normal people are able to procreate life when they are intimate. Gay people can not. It doesn't get any more simplistic than that.

The next argument says: "Being gay is a genetic trait." To this I say where is the scientific evidence that backs this up and takes this belief from merely being a theory to a fact? Scientists have been trying to do this for years, but the fact is there is none. Rest assured there are plenty of opinions on the subject as to why homosexuality exists, but the elephant in the room holding the most obvious link continues to be ignored. That elephant is the culture we find ourselves in today. People are a product of their environment and there is no denying this. We have seen examples of this fact over and over and over again. We have seen it in the behavioral patterns of those raised in the upper circles of high society as well as the lows of those who come from the hood. We have seen it from the circles of "birds who flock together" in how they treat others as well as each other. These behavioral patterns are not as much "genetic" as they are "choices." We live in a society that promotes sex in the most perverse ways known to man. We see it just as much in commercials as we do on "Showtime after dark." We hear it on the radio. The exploitation of sex is the driving force behind all of these devices that enter our peripherals and ears. "The eyes are the windows to the soul."

Nowadays with celebrities and athletes using their social status as a launch pad for sharing with the world their sexual orientation, the question is: "Is this really the place for it?" Shouldn't such talk be confined to the privacy of your home? Should heterosexuals shout from the rooftops the details of their sexual preferences? For those of us who only want to discuss sports really couldn't care less what a man or woman's sexual preference is as it has nothing to do with the games we love. The fact that homosexuals can flaunt their sexual preference through media and parades to the masses but immediately call people who exercise their freedom to disagree with their lifestyle "bigots" or "homophobes" is sheer hypocrisy at it's finest. Many of us are not interested in seeing another "I'm black/white and I'm gay" confession from any more celebrities. We simply don't care about something that quite frankly is none of our business to begin with. Pushing it into our faces is not going to make us accept it any more than if you said nothing at all.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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