It seems the politically correct liberals in charge of the NFL are admirers of communism. In Red China, Cambodia, Vietnam and other countries communist tyrants forced citizens into re-education camps to "enlighten" their subjects about the wonderful "benefits" of totalitarianism.
Those brutal examples of communist treachery should be relegated to the dustbin of history. Instead, in the supposedly free country of the United States, re-education camps are used to enlighten our citizens about the evils of racism, homophobia and sexism.
The latest incident occurred just this week with Dolphins safety Don Jones. He had the audacity to object to ESPN promoting gay football player Michael Sam and his boyfriend. The network hyped the 7th round selection of Sam by the St. Louis Rams and showed him kissing his boyfriend in celebration after the pick. Of course, the other 7th round selections were ignored by ESPN, who decided to focus on Sam only due to his sexual orientation. more >>
Michael Sam, the NFL's first gay football player, announced Tuesday that he now has a reality show that will be debuting on OWN. Despite the fact that Oprah's network's last docu-series, "Lindsay" was well-received by many, fans and detractors of Sam feel the show could be a distraction and that his claims of being "all about football" weren't 100 percent genuine.
Michael Sam's reality show will follow the controversial University of Missouri football player as he works hard to get a spot on the St. Louis Rams, who drafted him as the 249th overall pick on May 10. Craig Piligian and director Amy Rice, who worked on "Lindsay" are producing the show, which is currently untitled and will be a six or eight-part series.
"Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability," Sam said in a statement. "I am determined. And if seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that's great. I am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together." more >>
In the wake of Donald Sterling's accusations against Magic Johnson on Monday that he was a bad role model for Los Angeles youth, the former NBA star issued a response saying that he would pray for the Clippers' owner.
Johnson, who called Sterling's remarks during an interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN "disturbing," defended his body of work, and brushed off his claims, adding "I'm not going to sit here and let Donald Sterling disrupt my day, my year, my month. I'm a guy that's very secure with myself."
ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith blasted the Miami Dolphins' decision to suspend safety Don Jones after he tweeted "omg" and "horrible" after watching footage of Michael Sam celebrate becoming the first openly gay NFL player by kissing his boyfriend live on TV. Smith has said people should not be punished just for reacting negatively to a homosexual couple kissing, and insisted that those with views that do not condone homosexual behavior should also be respected.
Smith, who appeared to talk about ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam, on FirstTake on Monday, stressed that the kiss "didn't bother me," and that he was celebrating in a similar manner to how "we see with heterosexual couples all the time."
The commentator said that he had not seen footage of Sam and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano smashing cake into one another's faces in celebration but "if I saw all of that... I would say the same thing I would say to a heterosexual couple: 'Get a room'." more >>
The Los Angeles Dodgers' wives plan to continue investing their efforts into a series of monthly outreach projects in partnership with The Dream Center, a volunteer-led organization that provides for the needs of 80,000 people each month.
"We are forever grateful for this partnership with the Dodgers. They are just not coming out to hand out a bag of food, they are coming out to invest into the needs of the community," Pastor Matthew Barnett, co-founder of The Dream Center told The Christian Post.
The idea for the partnership started when Ellen Kershaw, wife of Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and a few other wives wanted to broaden their community outreach efforts. more >>
Michael Sam goes down in history this weekend as the first openly gay player in NFL. I couldn't care less about football - really, zero percent interest - but I can see how this is a massive deal for many NFL fans across the country.
I wrote a blog last year when Sam first began to hit all of our news feeds and shared how I thought this would be great opportunity to engage our unbelieving friends (specifically the ones who love football) with the gospel. Moral controversy, especially sexual moral controversy, always gets people talking and I hope Christians will take advantage of that and try to direct the conversations around them about Sam and his "gay-ness" to the gospel.
While I'm obviously not down with condoning homosexual behavior, I do think that in some ways this whole GAY NFL PLAYER "scandal" can be used for good. more >>