Originally Posted by TheGuardian
I guess I don't see people as bigots for disliking something.
I don't like a lot of things, but that doesn't make me a bigot. It's called a preference or opinion.
If a guy doesn't want gays on his team, it means his preference is not to have gays on his team. Eventually, society straightens this shit out, but in the meantime people get their thong in a knot too severely about I think.
People hate on religious people FAR MORE than gays, and aren't lambasted for it nearly as much.
Being gay is a part of who someone is. If he privately believes it is wrong, that's one thing. If he helps to create an uncomfortable work environment for any gay members of the 49ers by shooting off at the mouth, that's behavior, not just an opinion. The entire culture of professional sports wherein men have to lie about who they are just to get by until years after their retirement is pretty ****ed up and just taking comments like this in stride is one way that culture keeps going. Also:
Eventually, society straightens this shit out
THIS IS HOW SOCIETY STRAIGHTENS THIS SHIT OUT. I'm not for demonizing the guy, but if his comments reopen the discussion, then maybe he'll end up doing more good than harm after all.