Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Religious right portrays Jason Collins as threatening black man who has 'butt sex'

Apparently the religious right are upset to the point of insane distraction by the fact that NBA player Jason Collins came out of the closet. While the lgbt community, while still celebrating Collins' decision to be open about his life, have pretty much moved to other matters, the religious right continue to castigate Collins. The following are just a few examples:

There is this graphic which portrays Collins as a threatening black man:

Then there are several comments via several religious right figures:

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel:

But, lest you worry about Jason Collins’ incredible act of courage going otherwise unlauded by this president and his mainstream media, I shall hasten to comfort you. For Mr. Obama also heaped spoonfuls of sparkly-sweet sugar upon Jason’s hate-tattered brow at a frenzied news conference. CBS News describes it thusly: “President Obama told reporters he ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of NBA player Jason Collins, who one day earlier announced he was gay. Mr. Obama said Collins is ‘a role model’ to be able to say, ‘I’m still 7-foot-tall and can bang with Shaq, and deliver a hard foul.’” Um, right, exactly. If we can’t be proud of sodomy, what can we be proud of?

Linda Harvey of Mission America:

As it turns out, [Jason] Collins is actually an ex-heterosexual. Since he had a relationship with a woman, his ex-fiancĂ©e, who told reporters she had no idea about this other side of him. Some might say that this is bisexuality but it really reveals an anything-goes sexual behavior that once again is an evidence of choice, not something inborn. Many in our politically correct media will of course refuse to see this and connect the dots. Let me refer to a couple of Christian commentators who had insights on the Jason Collins situation. Steve Nobel of Called2Action Ministries sent out an e-newsletter with his headline, “Why is this news and why did the President of the United States call him?” Noble went on to say, “I’m so tired of ‘gay this’ and ‘gay that,’ aren’t you?” Yes Steve, you’re not alone in thinking we’ve heard enough deceit about a sinful, high-risk behavior. It’s not like race, no one is born this way, and Jason Collins should feel shame and a desire to change, not pride.

But the blue ribbon has to go to anti-gay activist Dave Daubenmire who freaks out over President Obama calling a man who supposedly participates in "butt sex:"

So while America celebrates the fact that pro-athlete had the courage to come out of the closet thus be a role model to the millions of adults and children who are struggling to be able to accept their God-given sexual orientation, the religious right simply sees a threatening black man who has "butt sex."

Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.


Trahelion said...

It's funny that THEY are the exact reason that it is an issue. And then they wonder why.

Myrlyn Biffle said...

So... these people know that they are exactly why we're lauding him as brave? And we wouldn't be celebrating his courage if they didn't do this crap?

Wesley Saunders said...

"hate-tattered brow" What an idiot.

Unknown said...

So tired of the obsession with "buttsex". If you're against buttsex, then just be against buttsex all across the board. It can be done by anyone of any sexual orientation. It's not synonymous with homosexuality, and I'm pretty sure straight people do it more than lesbians.

Anonymous said...

That first image annoys me so much. Nobody 'bashes' Tebow anymore than I'm 'bashing' my friend when I tell him to shut up and stop bugging me about how I need to watch the Walking Dead.

Calling someone an evil sinner and opposing their rights is 'bashing' them. Telling them to shut up and stop being so obnoxious isn't.

Mykelb said...

I love how the right have confiscated the word "bash". When was the last time a Christian was beaten up and left in a coma tied to a cow fence just for being a Christian in the USA????

Jon said...

What am I missing about Tebow? He's gotten huge amounts of attention because of his faith and connection to evangelical Christianity. He's been featured in pro-life ads. He's had years of people imitating his "Tebowing" pose -- enough that his handler have sought to trademark it. He's actually gotten quite a lot of attention -- especially since, from my understanding as someone who doesn't really follow football, his time with the Jets was largely unimpressive. Not terribly good or bad.

Collins hasn't received universal supports and Tebow hasn't received universal dislike. Welcome to humanity, guys...

Some Other Guy said...

Coachie has a lot of hate for such a 'loving' christianist man.

Laura said...

I am so tired of the "but he/she dated/married a woman/man so obviously they're bisexual (or as Linda Harvey inanely put it: "anything goes sexual behavior that once again is an evidence of choice"). Why is it so hard for people to understand that sometimes, gay people date heterosexually trying to fit into the straight world, and furthermore, that sexuality is hardly black and white, that it is more of a continuum?

Great read!

Jon said...

Gay and lesbian people are pressured all the time to experiment heterosexually in an effort to fit in. I agree that it's silly to hold it against people like Collins for being in a heterosexual relationship.

BTW, my husband is a bi man. He chose me instead of a woman. So what, Linda Harvey?