Cal Thomas at Fox News writes on the double standard that reflects the stark intolerance of modern “Liberalism”. Among the compelling truths Thomas points out include this:
Criticize anything gay people do and you risk ostracism, fines, suspension or loss of your livelihood.
When, as Michael Sam was being drafted, sports and media outlets fawned over him and prominently feature Sam kissing his boyfriend, one Dolphins player had the unmitigated audacity to not see things that way, and said so. Within a few days, that player faced what can be called nothing short of persecution for his beliefs.
Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible” after he saw Sam and his boyfriend kiss each other live on ESPN.
His tweet was quickly taken down, but the political correctness police swooped in anyway. Jones has been fined and suspended. He’s also being forced to attend “educational training” to get his “mind right,” to borrow a phrase from the film “Cool Hand Luke.” This sounds like the old communist “re-education” camps.
Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin called Jones’ comment “inappropriate and unacceptable.” Jones issued a statement that read like it had been written by a lawyer, apologizing for his “inappropriate” tweet and taking “full responsibility” for his comment.
Apparently Joe Philbin is from the Missy Mullen school of “you must believe as I believe or else” when it comes to personally held values. Cal Thomas juxtaposes this “thinkpol” reaction with the severe criticism, and often ridicule, of Florida QB Tim Tebow, whose publicly-stated faith in God made him an archenemy of the Secular Progressive Left.
When the quarterback heroically led the Denver Broncos to a playoff victory in 2012 and dropped to one knee, as he often did to express gratitude to God… he was widely ridiculed by many of the same entities that now defend Michael Sam, including some NFL players and even “Saturday Night Live,” which in a skit had “Jesus” offering Tebow advice while sitting next to him on a locker room bench.
…Tebow endured a sometimes silent and often shouted campaign to brand him in a negative way. He was called “polarizing.” It was said he had “baggage,” though his “bags” were considerably lighter than many other professional athletes who have had drug and alcohol problems, incidents with guns at strip clubs and numerous out-of-wedlock children.
NFL players who joined in the mockery were not fined, disciplined or forced into education training camp.
Thomas is precisely correct. The LGBT double standard is the same as the racial double standard (“Jay-Z” vs Donald Sterling) and the girl power double standard (simultaneously fierce feminine warriors and helpless victims), all a part of the double-speak that is “Liberal” intolerance. Rules for thee, but not for me. Its logical end is the erosion of liberty and the subversion of our society.
Given Michael Sam’s horrendous performance at the NFL Scouting Combine (4.93 40 and just 17 reps of 225), one has to wonder whether he would even had been courted as an undrafted free agent by any NFL team without the intense pressure from the NFL commissioner and the liberal media to “make sure he gets a chance”.
Just how bad was Sam’s performance in the Combine? For a player at his position, he is slow and very weak. When I was his age, I was faster than he is (a 4.8-ish 40 in college). And even at age 50, I can STILL pump out considerably more reps with 225 than he can. He will face offensive tackles who are fifty pounds heavier, far stronger, and just as fast as he is. Yet, he will be given an opportunity that far more deserving and more capable players will not. One has to be naive to the point of obtuseness and stupidity to think that his very public disclosure of his sexual preference is not the reason.