Conservatives are troubled by the
Sunday coming out of Michael Sam, a college football player and a
solid NFL draft prospect.
Sam, NFL draft prospect, comes out gay.)
Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday characterized
Sam's coming out as proof that heterosexuals are “under attack.”
“Heterosexuality has no political
agenda and there is no agenda attached to it,” Rush told his radio
listeners. “Heterosexuality does not have activists, but they're
“Why is it okay now for a gay man to
play football? I thought it was dangerous and leads to concussions,
that it was barbaric,” he added.
In a Christian
Post column, Michael Brown accused Sam of perpetuating a
“Looked at from another angle, it was
more of a selfish act, and not only in the sense that Sam is suddenly
a national celebrity. … What I mean is that professional football
is all about the team, and the focus must be on making a joint
sacrifice in order to win rather than drawing attention to oneself,”
Brown added that “with the 'bromance'
type of close relationships that many players enjoy, would they be as
physical and free with a homosexual teammate?”
In an article published on Charisma,
Pastor Ron Cantor warned that a gay teammate “is going to make for
an uncomfortable situation” in the locker room.
“How ironic – in the past it was
the homosexual who was afraid to come out,” Cantor wrote. “Now
it'll be the guy who doesn't want to take a shower next to the
homosexual who will be shunned and shamed – and he will be told to
keep his mouth shut.”
Roberts weigh in on Michael Sam's coming out.)