Thursday, December 18, 2014

Exposing hypocrisy in America, sports

5/14/2014

I just read big CBS headlines that quote the man who many are proclaiming to be America’s latest hero, Michael Sam, saying, “It’s OK to be who you are,” and “It’s OK to be comfortable in your own skin.”

If that is true, someone needs to explain why another NFL player, Don Jones, was fined, suspended, forced to undergo re-educational training and pressured to apologize for tweeting the word “horrible” [in response to Sam kissing his boyfriend in reaction to learning of his NFL draft by the Saint Louis Rams]. The new American truth is it’s not OK for everyone to be who they are.

I just read big CBS headlines that quote the man who many are proclaiming to be America’s latest hero, Michael Sam, saying, “It’s OK to be who you are,” and “It’s OK to be comfortable in your own skin.”

If that is true, someone needs to explain why another NFL player, Don Jones, was fined, suspended, forced to undergo re-educational training and pressured to apologize for tweeting the word “horrible” [in response to Sam kissing his boyfriend in reaction to learning of his NFL draft by the Saint Louis Rams]. The new American truth is it’s not OK for everyone to be who they are.

Michael Sam, we respect and defend your right to be who you are, and if you really believe what you say, we think you should stand up and defend Don Jones to have equals rights and not be punished for being who he is.

John Comstock,

Ottawa

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