acceptance of homophobic behaviour

Homophobic behavior. That’s what we’re going to talk about. B/c I read this incredible op-ed by a gay former NBA player John Amaechi. I’m not a huge b-ball fan, but I do watch some games. And I know what a huge star Kobe is.

Just read the article. It’s basically everything I would say, but coming from someone “in it”. If the NBA accepts Kobe’s appeal of his fine, they’re basically saying that they don’t care about the LGBT community, & these kids dying here in the US.

Then, I wanted to share this video of Alan Simpson (former senator, R-WY) on Hardball earlier this week. It’s a minute & 10 secs. Watch it. I’ve put the transcription underneath.

SIMPSON: Who the hell is for abortion? I don’t know anybody running around with a sign that says, “Have an abortion! They’re wonderful!” They’re hideous, but they’re a deeply intimate and personal decision, and I don’t think men legislators should even vote on the issue.

Then you’ve got homosexuality, you’ve got Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. We have homophobes on our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul.

Now if that’s the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, “Stick with your folks.” But, I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values—while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it.

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