Of course we wish the young man well, but for those of us who are Christians and adhere to the Ten Commandments which Moses brought down to the people from mountain so long ago, the degree to which the NFL demands rigid acceptance of the gay lifestyle under all circumstances is highly troubling. This is particularly the case when we compare the treatment of Mr. Sams with that of Tim Tebow, a devout Christian who took serious verbal abuse while the NFL stood by silently. Frankly, Roger Goodell and his organization should be ashamed of themselves for eliminating tolerance for any view that doesn’t parrot their biased position. Their actions represent the control freak nature of the NFL in its quest for more and more money while its product dwindles dramatically in entertainment value.
So who or what is to blame for this? All of us are, regardless of our political or moral persuasion. It is just another example of political correctness run amuck and out of control. We have thrown common sense out the window and replaced it with a rigid adherence to whatever the extreme PC crowd deems appropriate through its media push.
The Progressives lead the parade of those at fault for they are the ones who not only created this concept but have gone out of their way to force feed it to Americans everywhere, demanding total acceptance from those opposed or, as a minimum, complete silence. Even we Conservative Christians share in the blame for we have for far too long been silent and allowed the seeds of this plague to gain credence. I mean, really, do you truly savor the reality of watching two men celebrate the selection in the NFL draft of one of them by the public display of man-to-man kissing?
So the NFL has just bought the political correctness lie by hook, line and sinker and in so doing they have created conflict within fandom, within the player community and within team management as well. Many a God fearing parent will think twice about taking children to a game after witnessing that kiss. And since the rules of the game have been watered down with limits on tackling and overly protective rules against the defense and in favor of the quarterback, will we soon relegate the game to flag football with players kissing one another in celebration of a score instead of the outlawed goal post dunk? Maybe the only ticket with excitement and action left in town is the NHL although surely it will suffer a similar fate eventually.
Let’s face it folks, football is a violent contact sport played by huge men who understand the risks they face in return for the rewards they can potentially earn. Adding what many of us see as deviant sexuality as an open issue is just more of the dumbing down of the moral fabric of America, a country that is quickly losing its way. And the NFL has just sold its soul because of the active bias of a shameless media and the NFL’s own cowardly management.
Most of us are willing to leave the gay community free to do as it wants as long as it doesn't adversely impact our rights in the process. But to try and force straights to openly endorse a gay lifestyle is not tolerance, it is an abomination.
Remember when the gay community stated that they just wanted tolerance for their beliefs and actions? Well we gave them tolerance and what did we get in return? Just the opposite as they have become Gestapo-like in their efforts to force their views into general public acceptance and, of course, with the support of a President who changed his views for political expediency.
Why political expediency? Remember, it wasn’t long ago that the President stated that he believed marriage was something to be cherished between a man and a woman, but he morphed into a new view when he realized there were campaign dollars to be gained in big numbers. Oh, the hypocrisy of politicians and big business types when money is their only consideration.
NFL football was one of those places where you could throw your cares away and you could sit side by side with others of widely divergent social and political views while rooting for the same time. But now, with political correctness now having infected what was a wonderful game, it has been ruined for many and maybe it’s just time to look for something else for a leisure time activity.
Maybe it’s time for Christians and others of a similar moral persuasion to stand up and take a stand like they did for Chik-Filet or Duck Dynasty. Take your money elsewhere instead of to an NFL stadium. You’ll save money and you might just be surprised at the new joys you can find out there.
Some of us will truly miss the game but, frankly, the game has lost much of its excitement anyway with all of the tweaking of the rules and overly restrictive controls on player celebrations. When the game loses its excitement, an excitement that used to be shared by people of all persuasions without creating a stir or a fuss, it is no longer fun and that is the case today. How sad that the thought police are driving another American institution into the dust.