These are all mostly valid points. Personally, if I was being paid 10 million dollars a year to throw a sphere in a circle, I think I could somehow manage.
Wow. Just wow. I bet every person convicted of sexual harassment has the same rationale.
You might have misinterpreted.
Perhaps. If the idea is that a basketball player should be able to manage gay players in the locker room, then I misintepreted. If the idea is that because a ball player makes 10M, then they should just deal with being "checked out" in the locker room then I don't agree.
Holy crap, I had no idea you were even referencing me. I thought it was directed at the bolded.
Anyway, my comment was a combination of the 2. First of all, it's ridiculous to think that a gay man in a locker room is spending all his time checking out his fellow teammates. Second of all, yes, I'm making the point that if someone is able to enter the top .0001 percent of wealth for doing something completely inconsequential, then they should be able to deal with having a gay teammate. I'm not saying they should have to, but that they should be able to.
Ok, I agree with your clarifications. I misinterpreted.
Really, my problem is this: it seems to me that everyone is an uproar because he said he hates gay people. But no one seems to really care that he actually hates gay people; we're more concerned that he said it. At what point did we decide that it's ok to hate gay people, but you can't say it? Why does what you say matter more than what you believe?
i agree w/you & to me, this whole thing about tolerance is bullshite. i don't know why anyone would hate another person that they don't even know b/c of their sexual orientation, gender, race or ethnicity. they are plenty of people who are real a-holes, & hate should be directed toward them. in other words, i think, you have to actually know someone to actually hate them.