He’s not the first gay guy in the NFL. He’s the first one to come out, let’s get that straight. Every team I’ve played on, there was someone… we always knew. But he was cool. That was our boy. We had to look out for him. Every team I’ve played on - five different teams - there was someone gay in the locker room.
Oh, this is beautiful.
And here’s the ultimate point: You’re either open to business from the public, or you’re not. End of story. The author of the status and the marvelous reply is a Christian himself — only he takes that whole love thy neighbor thing seriously.
You always have to remember - no matter what you’re told - that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway.
With the “religious liberty” legislation introduced in Kansas, Tennessee, and Idaho - and in consideration or process in other states - this cartoon rings ever more true.
No religion of “love” validates and supports firing someone solely for their real or perceived sexual orientation. No religion that is just allows for not performing or providing the same business service for one group of people that is performed for every other, solely due to a quality of the customer that has no effect or impact on the service or the provider. And no religion of “truth” believes policemen or doctors or firemen or paramedics should be able to refuse some emergency or medical service right at the point of their greatest need.
Those who believe they are being persecuted and discriminated against because they are not able to persecute and discriminate against others aren’t lacking “freedom”, they’re lacking thought, respect, empathy. They’re lacking the very thing they claim to be concerned about saving - a soul. Shame on them. Shame.
I am gay, and I am not seeking to be “tolerated.” One tolerates a toothache, rush-hour traffic, an annoying neighbor with a cluttered yard. I am not a negative to be tolerated.