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Washington Wizards center Jason Collins came out yesterday, making him the first professional athlete to do so while actively playing. While the public response was largely positive, ranging all the way from celebrities to President Obama and former President Bill Clinton, it took no time for homophobic hate and the false equivalency of the plight of being publicly Christian to start spreading. Most notable is the tweet below, that’s been widely circulated, which attempts to shame the media for highlighting something that’s never been done versus something that’s done virtually every time someone scores a point.
Tim Tebow: “I’m a Christian.”Media: “Keep it to yourself.”Jason Collins: “I’m gay.”Media: “You’re an inspiration!”SMH
%u2014 Polo of (Kam&Polo)(@THEPOLOSCOTT) April 30, 2013
It never fails that when an actual achievement in civil liberties occurs, the vocal minority of oppressed Christians throw up their hands and yell, “What about us? We only control business, government, the military, and how much boob you can see on television, but every time our token virgin prays in the most ostentatious way possible, people make fun of him!!” I’m going to make it really simple. Homosexuals have been – and continue to be – denied the exact same rights afforded to the rest of humans in a way that Christians haven’t been for centuries. The comparison is no longer relevant. So let’s all take a deep breath and think for a moment about whether Jason Collins liking dudes will realistically affect your life in any way. That said, enjoy this gallery of insanely gay-looking game photos because if there’s one thing we should all be able to agree on it’s, “Haha! It looks like they’re fucking!”