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h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

Conservative commentator Steve Deace accused President Obama and the media of using openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam as an excuse to divert attention from Benghazi and other alleged “failures” of the Obama administration.

Writing for The Washington Times on March 3, Deace condemned ”the intolerant same-sex lobby” for pushing its “propaganda” on the American public. Deace highlighted the attention Sam, a star lineman at the University of Missouri, received after coming out in February. According to Deace, liberals pounced on Sam’s announcement in order to advance “LGBTQ propaganda” - and to shift focus away from the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya (emphasis added):

Careers are made and broken at this [NFL scouting] event every year, and given the underwhelming performance of a certain prospect from the University of Missouri, his draft status could be in jeopardy.

Except this isn’t just any pro prospect. This is Michael Sam. The leftist media’s latest contrived attempt to distract the American people from the daily failures of the president who they cover for daily. Mr. Sam generated headlines from shills and wannabes who just couldn’t get enough of the first “openly gay football player.”

Of course, these are the same people that have been trying to kill football the past two years because it’s too dangerous. Now they can’t wait to rally around the rainbow flag. And they wonder why their credibility is about as low as that of Congress.

Not to be outdone, a flailing president who seemingly has no time to give answers to the families of four dead Americans at Benghazi, or the millions he broke a promise to that they could keep their current health insurance if they liked it, couldn’t wait to jump on Mr. Sam’s bandwagon.

After embarking on a tangent in which he attacked transgender people for contradicting the will of “the Creator” and referred to New  York City First Lady Chirlane McCray as a former lesbian (she doesn’t identify as a “former lesbian” but has said her sexuality is “fluid”), Deace concluded that the “moral foundations of Western civilization” were under assault by the LGBT movement and urged “liberty-loving Americans” to “just say no to the left.” 

See Also: Right Wing Watch’s archives on Steve Deace

H/T: Luke Brinker at MMFA

Powerful GOP lobbyist drafts bill to ban gay athletes from playing in the NFL (via Raw Story )

Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman issued a statement saying that his firm, J M Burkman & Associates, is preparing legislation that would ban gay athletes from playing in the National Football League (NFL). In a statement, Burkman wrote that “We are…

justinssportscorner:

Macho Man Rush doesn’t get it.

From the 02.24.2014 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:

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From the 02.19.2014 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Grow up, Rush, and retire for good!

Folks around here know John Kirkwood as the anti-gay activist that often serves as a guest and frequent co-host of Peter LaBarbara’s “Americans for Truth About Homosexuality Radio Hour.” Given that resume, it is not very surprising to discover that Kirkwood is not particularly pleased about all the attention that football player Michael Sam is receiving for announcing that he is gay, declaring is a piece published on Matt Barber’s new BarbWire website that it is a sad day for America when a man is prasied for announcing his “penchant for penis” and declaring “that he prefers ass to vagina.”

h/t: Kyle Mantyla at RWW

By the way, I probably shouldn’t ask this, but if it’s OK for a man who has sex with other men to be in a shower in an NFL locker room with other men, is it OK for a guy to be in a shower with women?

justinssportscorner:

This is an excerpt from the commentary:

Michael Sam would be the first openly gay player in the NFL; says he knows there will be problems… and they’ve already started.

Several NFL officials are telling Sports Illustrated it will hurt him on draft day because a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in an NFL locker room. It would be uncomfortable, because that’s a man’s world.

You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft.

You kill people while driving drunk? That guy’s welcome.

Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they’re welcome.

Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away?

You lie to police trying to cover up a murder?

We’re comfortable with that.

You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far!

More: WFAA.com

From the 02.10.2014 edition of WFAA’s News 8 at 10:

AMEN to what Dale Hansen’s saying!

Breitbart.com editor-at-large Ben Shapiro asserted that “[t]his is not a country that discriminates against homosexuals,” despite the persistence of marriage equality bans, anti-LGBT employment discrimination, and hate crimes.

In a February 10 interview with Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos, Shapiro weighed in on National Football League prospect Michael Sam’s recent announcement that he’s gay. Even as the rabid opponent of marriage equalityanti-discrimination protections, and efforts to end anti-LGBT bullying asserted he was “happy” for Sam, Shapiro reprised an argument he made in a Breitbart.com column depicting Sam as the useful pawn of a liberal media intent on proving America is homophobic. When Ramos pressed Shapiro on whether gays encounter discrimination in the U.S., Shapiro was unwilling to acknowledge anything more than “a vastly minute amount.”

[…]

Alas, Shapiro’s employer prefers to cheer on - rather than call out - purveyors of anti-LGBT hate and discrimination. Shapiro has joined Breitbart colleague Austin Ruse in promoting Matthew Shepard Trutherism; while Shapiro appeared uninterested in the facts surrounding Shepard’s murder, he saw the publication of a shoddily reported book claiming it wasn’t a hate crime as a convenient means of undermining the LGBT movement’s “broader agenda.” Meanwhile, Breitbart has applauded Russia’s draconian crackdown on LGBT people, praising President Vladimir Putin for supporting “traditional values” and calling far-right organizations that support the country’s anti-gay “propaganda” law "human rights groups." 

From the 02.10.2014 edition of Fusion’s America With Jorge Ramos:

H/T: MMFA 

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No, they’re not, Rush.

From the 02.11.2014 edition of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show:

Within hours of University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, an NFL prospect, coming out as gay, Fox News’ Todd Starnes had an apology for his readers:

I owe all of you a massive apology. I thought the Olympics was about athletic competition — not advancing a cultural agenda. I was wrong.

I thought the NFL was about football — not advancing a cultural agenda. I was wrong.

I should’ve learned my lesson after the Rose Bowl Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

It’s all about advancing a cultural agenda — no matter the cost.

We are no longer allowed to have fun and enjoy sports or entertainment programs. How sad.

As if it’s a bad thing to expose and fight against the rampant homophobia in Sochi, where a national law makes it “illegal to disseminate information [about homosexuality] to children even if it merely shows that gay people are just like everybody else.”

As if it’s a bad thing for the leaders of a sport that’s virtually synonymous with “manliness” to issue a statement that includes the line, “Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the N.F.L.” suggesting that they will not hold a player’s sexual orientation against him or allow any bullying or intimidation because of it.

None of this “advances a cultural agenda.” None of this “promotes” homosexuality.

Todd Starnes, quit yer fucking whining and get over it! 

h/t: Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist

justinssportscorner:

See Also: My Daily Kos diary on Mizzou DE and NFL Draft prospect Michael Sam coming out as openly gay

h/t: GLAAD.org 

h/t: AlterNet, via Crooks and Liars

Gov. Chris Christie Booed At Times Square Super Bowl Hand-Off Ceremony (via http://crooksandliars.com)

By John Amato February 1, 2014 10:21 pm The heat on Gov. Chris Christie continues to rise following the Bridgegate scandal and that was made evident by a crowd of people booing him at a pre-Super Bowl function. Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity continues…