Posted today at NOM’s blog:
Well, the President is singling out an athlete for special recognition at the State of the Union address this evening. We might have expected the President would invite one of the following, but shockingly it is none of these who will be so honored – despite their impressive roster of good deeds: [JMG – long list of athletes involved in charities] No, instead of any of these, the President has chosen to bestow such honor and admiration on Jason Collins – and presumably solely for his coming out last year as the first openly gay player in the NBA. For what it’s worth, in today’s gay-affirming culture – where being gay or lesbian is celebrated constantly in the entertainment world and highlighted seemingly daily in the news – we don’t think that “coming out” is particularly heroic. We assume that Jason Collins has done some fine things as a person to better society and help those in need. We’d be more interested in learning of those efforts than in having his sexuality shoved at us by the man that Newsweek dubbed, “the first gay President.”
“Shoving his sexuality.” Snork!