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Thread: Rep. Steve King slams Obama for not calling Tebow

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    Rep. Steve King slams Obama for not calling Tebow



    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) accused President Obama of "reducing or lowering American values" after he called Jason Collins, the first openly gay active athlete in the four major American professional sports, to offer his support.

    Instead, King said, Obama should praise athletes like former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, who openly acknowledges his religion on the field.

    "Weve got Tim Tebow who will kneel and pray to God on the football field. Meanwhile we have a professional athlete that decides hes going to announce his sexuality, and he gets a personal call from the president of the United States to highlight the sexuality of a professional ballplayer," King said in a floor speech, first reported by liberal blog ThinkProgress.

    The Iowa Republican argued the president's decision to publicly praise Collins and ignore Tebow would lead to culture being "undermined" and "divided." "The people over on this side take their followership from that kind of leadership. One notch at a time, American civilization, American culture, western civilization, western Judeo-Christiandom are eroded," King said.
    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefi...#ixzz2TIOsbdSJ


    And one notch at a time, [...] American civilization, American culture, Western civilization, Western Judeo-Christiandom, are eroded, and they're carrying out a plan that has been put in place, and thought out and advocated for almost, now, about 90 years ago.
    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/5/14/43...-collins-video

    Damn liberal media didnt give me the entire quote, so had to use 2 sites. Anyways, there appears to be another conspiracy. Also, for those that dont pay attention to this brave politican, King believes homosexuality is a completely socialist concept.

    Think i got a decent amount of buzzwords in there, begin!
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    My brain is having a hell of a time processing that kind of stupidity.
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    Re: Rep. Steve King slams Obama for not calling Tebow

    He has a point about politicans calling someone to discuss their sexuality. I will never understand the medias fascination with that, who the hell cares?

    If he becomes a hall of fame QB I dont care if Tannehill prefers having sex with his wife or an entire group of male prostitutes lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_dolfan View Post
    He has a point about politicans calling someone to discuss their sexuality. I will never understand the medias fascination with that, who the hell cares?

    If he becomes a hall of fame QB I dont care if Tannehill prefers having sex with his wife or an entire group of male prostitutes lol
    The media and the politicians use the gay issue as a political football (no pun intended). Most people couldn't care less if someone is gay. But it gives Obama a few minutes in the sun and allows Jason Collins a long and profitable speaking career after his basketball days are done (which is pretty soon). It makes them all look good, so the media follows suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_dolfan View Post
    He has a point about politicans calling someone to discuss their sexuality. I will never understand the medias fascination with that, who the hell cares?

    If he becomes a hall of fame QB I dont care if Tannehill prefers having sex with his wife or an entire group of male prostitutes lol
    A member of a minority publically declared something that the majority finds controversial. It was a moment of cultural significance. If our politicans want to call him and praise his courage, i have no problem with that. Especially since there are the Steve Kings out there that will publically tear him down.

    Once gay marriage becomes legal, the media wont be covering it as much. Why? Because its the norm. No one pays to read or watch something thats considered normal.
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    This is exactly the type of thing that I feel hurt the Republicans last election. Come's off awfully nit-picky (& somewhat homophobic). There are other things about Obama that are actually scorn-worthy; this phone call isn't one of them.

    Also wouldn't hurt to keep the religious stuff to yourself. The longer guys like this keep implying that homosexuality is deteriorating the moral fabric of the country, it'll be to your detriment.
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    The GOP needs to get over the hershey highway boys and the all-star softball team. The gay issue is a smoke-screen the dems use to hide their horrible record on civil liberties.





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    Who cares that Jason collins is gay? The problem i have with this are the people praising him now are people that never heard of him before he announced his sexual orientation. I believe in equality, I wouldn't praise a straight person for declaring they are straight so why would I for someone that is gay. It is the media and higher ups that reinforce biases like these, Jason Collins announces he is gay and becomes a cultural hero. In reality if you want equality for all treat his story as a non issue, if everyone treats it this way it will be a non issue when the next person comes out, the way it should be
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphins9954 View Post
    The GOP needs to get over the hershey highway boys and the all-star softball team. The gay issue is a smoke-screen the dems use to hide their horrible record on civil liberties.
    Bingo! It's ironic that people look Obama as the champion of gays. In 2008 he had an anti gay agenda, how soon we forget.
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    The sad part about this is people actually will get outraged about this story...

    Wait...he did this on the House floor...For ****'s Sake...
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