- "Michael Irvin Champions Equality"
- "Jackson should be ashamed of himself"
- "Michael Strahan backs marriage equality"
- "It's time for a gay All-Star"
- "Sean Avery backs same-sex marriage"
- "Suns prez Rick Welts reveals he's gay"
- "Sports and homosexuality issue is not going away"
- "Kobe Bryant, Lakers preach respect"
- "Can the NFL accept gay players?"
I did find a couple of articles (compared to an avalanche on the other side) about David Tyree, a former NFL player, who came out in opposition to same-sex marriage. But, the way they frame the issue makes him sound like a zealot to be ignored and caused "widespread opposition". In fact, the one article which defended Tyree's right to speak up had to be defended with another article.
My guess is the reason this is happening comes from the following:
- To be liked in entertainment, including sports broadcasting, means you have to lean toward a progressive stance in politics and social issues.
- Same-sex marriage is the "in" thing to push right now in sports and politics. It makes you seem "open-minded".
- There is still a macho atmosphere around many sports that treats badly those who do not conform to these false understandings of masculinity. We must fight these ideas as well, but not by supporting another error.
- Then there are the two reasons I have written about previously.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.