Example of the year?
In an article for Huffington Post, Ayanbadejo writes:
“Looking at the former restrictions on human rights in our country starting with slavery, women not being able to vote, blacks being counted as two thirds of a human, segregation, no gays in the military (to list a few) all have gone by the wayside. But now here in 2009 same sex marriages are prohibited. I think we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as every one else. How did this ever happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are we really free?.”
Instead of the stereotypical NFL smackdown we’d expect, response to Ayanbadejo’s article has been fabulous!
Throwing his Mardi Gras beads into the mix, Scott Fujita from the New Orleans Saints, showed his support for our hero’s article and The Gays with these comments:
“People could look at this issue without blinders on…the blinders imposed by their church, their parents, their friends or, in our case, their coaches and locker rooms. I wish they would realize that it’s not a religion issue. It’s not a government issue. It’s not even a gay/straight issue or a question of your manhood. It’s a human issue. And until more people see that, we’re stuck arguing with people who don’t have an argument.”
Our new favorite (ok, the only one we know) footballer ends by pointing out that our country is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave, so banning The Gays’ rights is just a big old hater hypocrisy!
Touchdown! Someone pass the ball, we’re ready for kick off!!
Click here for the whole article thanks to The Huffington Post
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