Rush Limbaugh whined Tuesday about what he calls the lack of “tolerance” for anti-gay reactions to Jason Collins’ coming out.

NBA center Jason Collins revealed his sexuality in a Sports Illustrated piece published Monday – becoming the first openly gay male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport. The NBA, the White House and Bill Clinton have praised Collins for his announcement.

Limbaugh, however, felt differently. “Why can’t everyone just put your sexual preferences on Facebook and call it a day? Why do we need to stop everything and have a national day of celebration, or mourning, depending on your point of view… about this?” the radio host wondered on Tuesday. “And this tolerance only goes one way.”

Listen to audio below.

He complained that anyone who does not support Collins is called a “bigot,” “racist,” “extremist” or “homophobe.” “There is no tolerance at all here,” Limbaugh alleged. “Not only do these people have to publicly announce it, everyone else has to applaud and accept it.”

“If you wanna say you’re gay, fine, but does it have to be rammed down everyone’s throats all the time?” he added.

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8 thoughts on “AUDIO: Rush: Jason Collins News ‘Rammed Down People’s Throats’

  1. IAN on said:

    In the shared vitriol against Jason Collins’ coming out story, this webpage is giving a platform (and much support) to Rush Limbaugh. Yes…the same Rush Limbaugh that said this:

    “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”
    “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”
    [To an African American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”

    At least you can all agree on something. Shared hatred towards gays.

    Although it took some time (a lot of time actually), everyone I know was THRILLED with Tiger’s entree into and success in the PGA & the Williams sisters’ entree into and success in the USTA. Both uncharted territories as well.

    All I’m saying is pay that shit forward.

    White Gay Guy who reads this webpage….but maybe not for long.

  2. I don’t agree with Rash on a lot a issues, but I have to give him credit on this statement. I’m tried of hearing who’s gay. I don’t give a XxxK, I don’t.

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