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Posted: 20 May 2013 11:40 AM   [ Ignore ]
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ESPN: jason-collins-first-openly-gay-active-player Jason Collins says he’s gay

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Wow, I can see a woman in her fifties, with her arm covered it tattoos, and here hair the most vivid purple!  How colorful and cute.  smile  Maybe she’s gay, and maybe not?  You just can’t tell for sure these days! :shrug:
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Posted: 20 May 2013 10:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s about time for the 1st NFL and the 1st MLB player to come out.

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Posted: 21 May 2013 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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TimB - 20 May 2013 10:17 PM

It’s about time for the 1st NFL and the 1st MLB player to come out.

I must confess I don’t understand why anyone should be called upon, or expected, to announce his/her sexual preferences.  In what sense is there an obligation to do so?

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Posted: 21 May 2013 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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ciceronianus - 21 May 2013 11:41 AM
TimB - 20 May 2013 10:17 PM

It’s about time for the 1st NFL and the 1st MLB player to come out.

I must confess I don’t understand why anyone should be called upon, or expected, to announce his/her sexual preferences.  In what sense is there an obligation to do so?

There is no obligation to do something that could have a positive impact in correcting some of our society’s bent views on the treatment of persons according to their sexual preference.  I would, however, call on persons now, who have any positive standing in society, and who are secretly gay, to come out of the closet, simply due to the timing, that, now, our society’s views toward homosexuals and their human rights, is rapidly changing for the better.  This change is due in great part to people knowing someone important to them who is gay.

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Posted: 21 May 2013 02:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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TimB - 21 May 2013 01:43 PM
ciceronianus - 21 May 2013 11:41 AM
TimB - 20 May 2013 10:17 PM

It’s about time for the 1st NFL and the 1st MLB player to come out.

I must confess I don’t understand why anyone should be called upon, or expected, to announce his/her sexual preferences.  In what sense is there an obligation to do so?

There is no obligation to do something that could have a positive impact in correcting some of our society’s bent views on the treatment of persons according to their sexual preference.  I would, however, call on persons now, who have any positive standing in society, and who are secretly gay, to come out of the closet, simply due to the timing, that, now, our society’s views toward homosexuals and their human rights, is rapidly changing for the better.  This change is due in great part to people knowing someone important to them who is gay.

Well, one can urge or suggest, certainly.  But the decision should be that of the individual.  “Outing” has been justified on the ground that the change for the better will thereby be advanced, also.

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Posted: 21 May 2013 02:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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ciceronianus - 21 May 2013 02:12 PM
TimB - 21 May 2013 01:43 PM
ciceronianus - 21 May 2013 11:41 AM
TimB - 20 May 2013 10:17 PM

It’s about time for the 1st NFL and the 1st MLB player to come out.

I must confess I don’t understand why anyone should be called upon, or expected, to announce his/her sexual preferences.  In what sense is there an obligation to do so?

There is no obligation to do something that could have a positive impact in correcting some of our society’s bent views on the treatment of persons according to their sexual preference.  I would, however, call on persons now, who have any positive standing in society, and who are secretly gay, to come out of the closet, simply due to the timing, that, now, our society’s views toward homosexuals and their human rights, is rapidly changing for the better.  This change is due in great part to people knowing someone important to them who is gay.

Well, one can urge or suggest, certainly.  But the decision should be that of the individual…

Agreed.

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