Brian Camenker, head of the
Massachusetts-based anti-gay group MassResistance, argues that gay
people are not good at sports.
Camenker made his remarks during a
weekend appearance on fellow conservative Linda Harvey's radio show.
While discussing whether passage of an
anti-gay law in Russia had increased attacks against gays in the
country, Camenker stated that people are naturally repulsed by gays.
“I would say that a lot of it is
probably true,” Camenker
said. “The natural way people react to homosexuality –
outside of all the diversity training – is a certain amount of
revulsion. So if two men start kissing in the public street, you can
expect a certain reaction from people.”
“If you're going to do something that
most of the population considers bad or immoral or disgusting in
public, you're going to get a certain reaction. I think that they
push as far as they can and sometimes you just can't do it.”
He went on to suggest that few Olympic
athletes would protest Russia's law during the upcoming Sochi Games
because gay people are not good at sports.
“If you follow sports much you'll
notice there are almost no homosexual athletes in the major sports,
certainly not in the professional sports and none that I know of in
the college sports except for very, very minor roles,” Camenker
said. “It's interesting because if you go into any public school
you see a large percentage of the teachers, at least where I live,
are out homosexuals. I think that, my own analysis of that is that
it's so difficult to become an athlete at that level that the
psychological issues that are going through you in the homosexual
lifestyle just don't cut it. Because you just need this very high
degree of stability, alertness, everything else, so you see almost no
athletes, you know, homosexuals in the professional sports or the
high level, football leagues or baseball or anything like that,
Professional athletes in every major
sport – football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey – have
come out gay, most after their retirement.