You've heard the phrase "There is no 'I' in team"? In the Washington Post, the hateful gay-bashing Rev. Kenneth Hutcherson writes, "There is No Gay in Team." The former second-string-NFL-player-turned-number-one-opponent-of-school-anti-bullying laws rails against the threat of openly gay football players in the NFL. Like many black so-called Christians, Hutcherson pretends black gays and lesbians never suffered under segregation.
Football is like the army—it's a battle field. In war you have to trust the guy that's next to you. Now, if a teammate has different views about what they're attracted to in the showers it's going to affect the team. It'll destroy the oneness.
Men are going to be more comfortable with other heterosexuals. It's like having a woman on the team or having a woman in the shower. How can you keep your mind on the game when you're thinking about running back to the showers? It would have a tremendous effect. It would be safer for the team and the individual if they didn't come out.
It's not a civil rights issue like with racism—there's no comparison. That's not even apples and oranges, that's like comparing apples to Chevys. Has a homosexual ever been considered 3/5ths of a person? Has a homosexual ever had to sit at the back of the bus? Has a homosexual ever had to use a different bathroom? I can't change being black but there are a lot of people, especially in our churches, that have changed being gay.
That's a very interesting take that no homosexuals "ever had to sit on the back of the bus." Many certainly did. Just ask Bayard Rustin or any black gay or lesbian who grew up or were openly gay during Jim Crow. But you keep telling yourself that Rev. Hutcherson.