Collins Comes Out; Let the Debate Begin

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Adams said for black folks, who already feel put upon because of race, coming out of the closet is simply a double whammy.

“We’ve had enough. First of all, we’re black,” Adams said. “When you do something bold and daring like [coming out] you have to deal with a lot of stuff… You’re already seen as not equal.”

While Collins is the first active player to come out, neither he nor former players who announced their orientation after their playing days were over, have the super-star stature of a LeBron or a Kobe.

Might they now be emboldened to come forward?

“They probably are going to wait and see how people treat Collins,” Adams said, noting that society has become more tolerant of gay rights issues and that sports is now the perfect arena to shoot down intolerance and hypocrisy.

He also took to task ESPN analyst Chris Broussard, who has said in the past that he believed the NBA was ready for an openly gay player, but more recently that some non-gay athletes might be uncomfortable showering alongside a gay teammate.

But he also said he believed that homosexuality was a sin and “walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ.”

“I hear these people talking about, ‘According to the Bible’ it is wrong; but what about guys and sports?” Adams said, referring to Broussard’s remarks. “C’mon. These guys are major ho’s. Are you aware of scriptures about fornication? That’s never mentioned in this conversation.”

So the debate has begun, but for Jason Collins the conversation can be held out loud.

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20 thoughts on “Collins Comes Out; Let the Debate Begin

  1. Why does anyone (celebrity or athlete) need to make an announcement to say they are “Gay or Homosexual”; is ths suppose to be seen as a victory for LGBT. I support C. Broussard, he was asked a question and he answered it. Nothing is to great for God…..except being gay? homosexual?……Are we praising the same God???

  2. “walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ.” -Chris Broussard

    The unfortunate thing is, I see this everyday. Too many immoral things have become socially accepted.

    Homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and a host of other things are sin. Yet, they have become the norm. And, it’s truly sad. We even have our government taking God and prayer out of school.

    We have different forms of religion with different denominations. But, the majority have one common belief….. GOD!!!!

    People need to wake up.

  3. I don’t care whether he’s gay or not that’s a bedroom thing and should be personal. Only person who should know is the person u r with.. Coming out of the closet should not mean airing publicly as if we care…news flash, all of us don’t care

  4. I hear you M. The DOWN LOW (a fancy name for men who sleep with men while they are with a woman) is LOW DOWN. If you want to be a gay man keep the straight woman out of it.

  5. The Pres. damn near got impeached for making a perfectly respectable compliment about the intelligent and beautiful Kamala Harris (which is really a compliment to our wonderful God for his beautiful creation called woman as a help meet), yet society is perfectly fine with him praising Collins for basically announcing that he is attracted to men????? Wow…

  6. But the President called him, and told him that he was “impressed by his courage,” and the First Lady tweeted that she is “so proud” of him! Surely that means we all must applaud and celebrate with them, right?? After all, Chris Rock said they’re the “Mom and Dad of the country.” We must follow our parents’ example! How ’bout it? Hmm??

    • Oh Hell no! I don’t understand why THE PRESIDENT of the USA had to make a special call to this person…..?????? I don’t get it?!!!? I guess Barack don’t give a damn anymore either? Puzzling.

  7. Like it or not, I pray that my children will not ever get that “spirit” on them. Abomination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Personally, I don’t want a gay man (on the down low) to give me aids. If a man is gay then he should tell the woman before he messes up her life or kill her with aids.

  9. I don’t get why he said I’m black. We can see that, and being black has nothing to do with him being gay. There are gay people of all ethicities. And why are SOME christians always trying to push their beliefs off on people as to their beliefs regarding gay people. My point is that everyone is not a christian and hold the beliefs of christians. SOME religious people are too judgmental for me, and pick, and chose so-called sin.

    • I ask myself the same question about gay people pushing their preference off on other people that are not gay. Religious or not, I don’t want that pushed off on me either.

  10. Wow just read he had a finace, they had been together for 8 YEARS and he broke off the engagement because he was gay. Now is he the hero for announcing he was gay or is she the hero for dealing with his LIES during the relationship.

  11. YAWNNNNN who cares. Just like DL said I think that it is a shame that our heroes are defined now by who they do instead of what they do. I wanna see what some ex-girlfriends got to say about that. Did he break any laws by not telling them.

    • ITA who cares…I’m not walking around with a billboard stating my sexual preference why can’t that be accepted

  12. I don’t understand why people feel it necessary to put their entire lives out in public. It’s called a personal life for a reason. So you’re gay, fine.

  13. LOL if they would just keep that sit in the closet we’d all be alright!
    Ask gov Quomo and gov christi-can you say SANDY
    Lemme see – what does Sodom n Gomarah,aids,child malestation,have in common?

    Please wit dat sit

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