Gay sports news, Johnny Weir and Tim Tebow

19 01 2010

Johnny Weir, the super flamboyant gay figure skater from the U.S qualified this weekend in Spokane for the Olympics by ending third in the trials. With his love for Lady Gaga, extremely girly outfits and just by being himself he is a true crowd favorite. Some critics say he is too feminine for the sport but come on this is figure skating, not American football. He has his own reality show on the Sundance channel that started yesterday.

Tim Tebow, the University of Florida quarterback who is known for Bible verses painted under his eyes, has shot a commercial for the anti-gay Christian Group Focus on the Family set to air during the Super Bowl together with his mom.  The commercial is likely not anti-gay but anti-abortion. Focus on the Family has spent $727 thousand to ban same-sex marriage and have been outspoken against many gay issues. The guy is hot but unfortunately a bigot.




6 responses

19 01 2010

so, if you do no tbelieve in gay marriage you are a bigot?

19 01 2010

Well, if you are supporting a group that is against all gay rights, also against the hate crimes law etc like the Focus On Family Group then yes!!

21 01 2010

Is Johnny Weir offically out? I mean, it might be like Richard Simmons – does he really need to say it? But as far as I know, he has never offically came out.

21 01 2010

you are right it is a Richard Simmons-deal. Or Adam Lambert during. Or Rosie during her talk-show days

21 01 2010

Just for the record:

Main Entry: big·ot
Pronunciation: \ˈbi-gət\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, hypocrite, bigot
Date: 1660
: a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

20 02 2010

The “Tebow-is-a-bigot” link is a stretch for me. If you support one platform of an organization it doesn’t mean you support all of them. As a pro-choice person, I was entirely comfortable with Tebow’s SuperBowl commercial even though I hate Focus On the Family. He focused entirely on one message in a way that was positive, not negative. My support for Republican’s to limit spending doesn’t mean I am a bigot for their opposition to gay rights. Likewise, my support Democrat positions on gay rights doesn’t mean I support the idea of ramming a no-compromise public option for healthcare just because they can. No group is entitled to co-opt my own independent thought and force me to accept every idea they have.

No offense, but this idea of “friend of my enemy is my enemy” mentality would only seen to exacerbate tensions and limit common ground. Statements like those would seem to be more illustrative of bigotry than anything I have seen Tebow do.

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