Rumors about gay athletes in a number of professional sports such as the NBA, NFL and NHL have been making headlines as of late.
Well, today the biggest headline so far has gone viral with the announcement by NBA player, Jason Collins, that he is indeed gay and this was the real reason for breaking off his engagement to long-time girlfriend Carolyn Moos.
According to Carolyn this came as a real shock since there was never any indication during their 8 year relationship that he was ever a gay athlete. This should come as a shock to the entire American public that their beloved athletes who've been looked upon as tough, masculine and macho characters, desired by many women, are now revealing that they are not as they appear.
My question to you is this...does shame no longer have a place in the American Culture?
I can still remember baseball hall of famer Pete Rose being indicted and found guilty for betting on baseball games that he played in. So many baseball fans were disappointed that their hero, "Charlie Hustle", could do such a despicable thing and were indeed ashamed. America's past time had now been forever tainted by the act of this one man.
We've come a long way baby, haven't we? This new revelation by Jason makes the actions of Rose pale in comparison. And yet, every traditional news outlet, written and broadcast, is pretty nonchalant about the whole matter. Jason has actually been labeled "courageous" for making this public announcement.
We now have high profile personalities being lifted up as being courageous gay athletes. What's so courageous about admitting you partake in deviant sexual activities. I propose that such admission is shameful. Nonetheless, we simply shrug our shoulders and move on because we've seen it all before
When Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers was diagnosed HIV positive he admitted wrongdoing for partaking in numerous extramarital affairs which led to his condition. He admitted he was wrong to his wife and family and to the world.
And yet today we now turn gay athletes into courageous citizens.
Why is it so hard for Americans to stand up for what's right and reject all that is wrong? Why is it considered cruel and politically incorrect to judge a persons actions when they violate the norm? Why are we so bent on turning upside down the moral values generations before us have grown up with? Moral values that made this country the envy of the world.
Our bible teaches us God's wisdom in Hosea 4:6 which says, "...My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children".
Americas youth of the rebellious 1960's bore children who are now seeing this come to pass. We are indeed reaping what we had sown during that generation. Today's youth are far less restrained then their parents and grand-parents were. We are now feeling the full effect of these previous sins.