Saturday, May 4, 2013

Former Knicks star Larry Johnson: 'Gay men in locker room would make me uncomfortable'

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NBA veteran Jason Collins made history this week by publicly announcing he was gay. Reactions have been mixed since news of his decision broke. Some people are on board with it, while others are certainly not.

Count former NBA All-Star Larry Johnson as one who is not okay with it. The 44-year-old native of Texas made his feelings known via Twitter after Collins came out.
One of his followers quickly tweeted in response: "RESPECT LJ! There's no place in the NBA for gay players."

Johnson responded by saying, "I agree."

Naturally, Johnson's tweet incited a storm of response from other users as well. Some offered words of support for his position and others offered plenty of resistance.

You can view the debate in its entirety via his profile page.

Clearly we know where Johnson stands on the matter. Although some may disagree with him, at least he has chosen to stick up for what he believes in, which is much more than can be said for the majority.

102 comments:

  1. The stupidest thing about all these players who are "uncomfortable" with gay players is that gay players have been in all sports since sports were invented. They've been closeted, but they've been there.

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    1. and why do we need to know what he likes to do in the bedroom?

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    2. they dont belong there though

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    3. One word.........."Yep".

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    4. How silly. Gay men in the locker room, in professional sports are going to "behave". I would think that it would be better for everyone to know then not know.

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    5. LJ owes child support for the bastards he had made,what a maggot to breed them and not feed them thats a Al Sharpton,Jessie the fake Jackson way out.Bang the slut spit the bastartds out and watch them go to jail by the age of 15.

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    6. let's just keep them there.

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    7. screw you as you smoke your meth

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    8. I have never understood why anyone would expect someone to not object to having a person in the locker room, on a camping trip with Scouts, especially a Scout Master, or anywhere gays and straights undress together. It is not a matter of respect! It is about undressing in front of someone who might look at you as an object of desire. I know it sounds kind of weird but it should be easy for anyone to understand.

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    9. Question is: Why does that make you uncomfortable? If you're secure in your sexuality it shouldn't matter.
      If a gay man checks you out at the beach, or pool, on the street or at your gym, what are you going to do? Have them banned from all public places as well?
      Get over yourself. Man up.

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    10. Is he so frail and helpless that he thinks he is unsafe around any person who fancy men. Stay out of the public, there may be women out there who want to jump you

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    11. thats not the point..most guys ..just about every guy who is straight would feel uncomfortable with a gay guy in the locker room!! much more in the shower!!! this doesn't mean we are against gay's or that we are bigots!!..its just human nature and how we are created...when we do not know the guy is gay well of course it means nothing..only if the guy starts sneaking glances at our manlyhood or at our butts in a girly fashion..nothing against gays in general but its just our nature..

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    12. The "stupidest" thing is you don't know it's "most stupid" and not "stupidest".

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    13. Hey Thompson bet you are "butt pirate" yourself aren't you?

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    14. Cum on guys, gay jokes aren't funny.

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    15. LARRY JOHNSON IS RIGHT & MOST OF YOU DICK WATCHERS & EVERYBODY IS NOT INTO GETTING AIDS & ALOT OF REAL MEN LIKE & STILL LOVE REAL LADIES NOT KEPT IN DARK LATENIGHT FAKE WOMEN. FOR ALL YOU FAKE WANT TO BE WOMEN ITS (ADAM & EVE) NOT (ADAM & STEVE) ITS BIBLE LAW YOU OR NONE OF YOUR GAY MARRIAGES STATE LAWS WILL EVER MAKE IT ACCEPTABLE SO YOUR GIVE BETTER ORAL SEX IN THE DARK SO CONSIDER STAYING IN THE DARK.

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    16. Look at it from this perspective. Would everyone feel comfortable using unisex restrooms? Men and Women restrooms were separated for reasons, and, in a sense, this is no different. Not saying I agree or disagree, just bringing up the obvious...

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    17. If you allow gay players in the locker room, they'll have a massive erection, then next thing you know there will be a gay orgy in the locker room, next thing you know all the players in the NBA will be gay and we are forced to watch gay orgies on the court. Think about the children people!

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    18. Furthermore, I heard that the Illuminati inserted Jason Collins into the NBA, so he can turn them all gay. Once a man turns gay, no matter how big they are, will become useless and will allow a easier take over by the Illuminati.

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  2. no no we must accept gays or be attacked by the new rule making moral police.I think in order to hold any position of power [politician ceo head coach ect...]that person should be gay.We all know that sexual preferance is the most important thing period

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  3. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and if this is how he feels about it there' s nothing anyone can do about it . This is his personal feeling people react differently to the same situation .

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    1. well some opinions should be kept to yourself

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    2. why?? straight people have the same rights as gays do?? we can express our opions just like gays express theirs!! because if not then gays also should keep their opions to themselfs....

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  4. Then he should retire from the NBA if he's uncomfortable with a gay player in the locker room. Odds are there is one already in his locker room.

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    1. Do you watch NBA basketball? LJ has been retired for years.

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    2. what "odds"? stupid people always say "odds are"

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    3. keep it in the closet if you gay in sport, this this is a man game. if you gay be a cheerleader.

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    4. What a bunch of Panzies in here!

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  5. What if someone said that Blacks don't belong in the locker room...would Johnson be strumming a different tune. Discrimination is discrimination no matter if it is race or sexual orientation. He is nothing but a bigot. You don't say that gays are okay except when it comes to being near me. That is nothing but Do The Right Thing bigotry. And, I'm just tired of this culture that promotes this behavior.

    True, Johnson has a right to believe what he believes, but this is a business and businesses don't have that right to discriminate. So, if he wanted to work then he has the choice to change employers or change businesses.

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    1. no comparison...

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    2. You are or must be gay but to compare race and sexual preference for some sick person that likes the same sex and wants the rest of the civiliazed world to commend them for being gay and coming out is ludacris ok I;m announcing im straight not a big deal why whould a gay person annoncing they are gay be a big deal who gives a hoot its just sex they can change what they have sex with (animal) or (human) dog or horse today pig tommorrow back having sex with humans next week again who they have sex with you cant change your your color or race dummy

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    3. Would a man be allowed in a women's bathroom because he is gay and vice versa. If not would this be considered discrimination....? Would women or men be allowed to cover themselves when a gay or lesbian comes in? Would they have the right to demand that gay/lesbian have their own restroom? We would have to answer all these questions before jumping to conclusions....

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    4. If straight men/women were not to be allowed to cover themselves or demand that gay/lesbian have their own restrooms; would not this be a discrimination against straight men, women, that would be forced to accept being seeing and desired by gay/lesbians. Just because straight men/women would not know that there were perhaps some gay/lesbian in the hid they would be forced to agree to the above? That really is a play of words, a sophism, a lie. Is like saying since you do know if an unknown molester is around, you would have to accept all of them whether known or unknown....Something to think about it. It looks that straight people (which is the most part of the world) future's would be under the dictatorship of LGBT ideology. They will become the new dictators, something really ironic. They are looking to stop discrimination while becoming a much worst discriminator since they are a small part of the world's population....?

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    5. America has already done enough for the est 3% of the country that says they are Gay. Hate and Racsim will always be here as a Christian i have faced hate and such for years, and so as others of faith even death to some. Christians have been more kind towards Gays and then the gay agenda attacks us calls us names and makes threats. Now sports has to get into the act whats next? why is it Tim Tebow gets slammed for being a believer and thats ok by some isnt that wrong also? I hope this issue goes no where and for those who are undermining this great country God will judge us all and you wont be able to hide

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    6. This issue is very simple for me. If we are to believe that gay men are attracted to other men would it not be immoral to force other men to get naked around him. This is the same thing as forcing a group of females to shower with a straight man. Can you imagine the roar of protest that would follow by both men and wemon.

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    7. agree no prob with gay but if i showered with women i would wicked bone and gay men would react the same way in mens locker room

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    8. Wouldn't the "rules of attraction" hold true? Just because a person is gay...doesn't mean they are attracted to YOU!

      Get over yourself...I think you're safe...

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  6. Why do you idiots always have to associate dark complexion with homosexual choices? People don't choose their genetics but they certainly CHOOSE their behavior. Idiot!

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    1. its black not dark.because you idiots want everything but use your own racisms against everyone else.i notice myself using the n word alot lately because thats how i see it.blacks dont want to work for anything just suck off the american system

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    2. Your mother sucks me!

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    3. people choose their behavior? Sexual preference isn't a "behavior", its marginally stupid to even call it a 'preference' - it's core to a humans life style (and in todays world, standard of living). The level of ignorance and pure stupidity in these responses is absolutely appalling. "Blacks dont want to work for anything and just suck off the american system"? What broke ass, pohunk, white trash town do you come from, you racist f*cking prick?

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  7. My concern is not rather or not the player was gay, but within the context of so what? What's next? Do we cheer for a priest that comes out says I like sleeping with little boys? Or a congressman, who openly supports cheating on his wife? Do we go national with praise? Personally, all this gushing about a person who basically admitted I like sleeping with men is irratating. News flash, I love my wife. Wonder if I too will recieve a call from the president for being the first to come out and say, "I like being married.

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    1. You hit it right on the nail with this one. Why should a person who be praise for being gay. Now days everyday someone anouces that is gay is like a big party. of congratulations and when someone say something against it is a hater. That is the biggest descrimination of all.

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  8. Since when are we not allowed to be uncomfortable? The moral majority now has the right to tell us when and when not to be uncomfortable? If we speak about it, we're going to get bullied?

    Sorry to say this, but restrooms and locker rooms are separated to keep people from feeling uncomfortable with someone looking at them in a sexual manner, someone from the opposite sex. But now, you're called uneducated if you feel uncomfortable because it's the same sex? I almost feel bad for being straight. I have nothing against anyone that's gay. Does that mean I have to feel comfortable if a guy tries to hit on me?

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    1. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion; since we have freedom of speech.....I think. What bothers me is the fact people act like being gay is something new. HELLO, it's been around forever; so get over it, and move on with your little lives, and quit complaining.

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    2. So much for YOUR meaningless opinion.

      We've never had the top world leader endorsing that kind of filth; as if a simple sexual CHOICE you make should elevate your respectability. When in reality you're disrespecting yourself and manhood in general.

      That's my opinion, like it or lump it.

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    3. God created you as you are you make a choice to mess with it or be Gay and no one buys your lame its not my fault i was born this way so what are you then a disease? AIDS is trhe price you pay to have anal sex with the another man dame gender and drug use also if your manhood is that fragile that you have to act like a little girl and pretend to be then dude you have serious issues and mental illness .

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    4. Do you know what you just said or did you just want to respond so bad that your response made no sence? Do you actually know where AIDS came from? Before you start callong this a gay disease you might want to do your homework. The population that has this disease at the highest level right now are heterosexuals that have multiple partners and unsafe sex!!!! So when you want to get angry remember that it is society as a whole that is spreading uncurable diseases around. Are you trying to tell me that Magic Johnson is gay? I find it funny that you want to start your reply on a Godly note but quickly jump to judging a situation you know absolutely nothing about.

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    5. No you are the one who is ignorant this was a gay disease until those of your kind who were in the closet pretending to be straight sleeping with women and passing the disease on to straight community and yall still on the down low I say keep it to yourself and be with men if that is what you want but dont pass your diseased way of life on to unsuspecting people and that includes you confused bisexuals/

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    6. why do people use god as a front.where is god anyway.he hasnt done any good since ive been here.

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    7. Bravo! 100% on the mark.

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    8. I mean to the separat locker room comment on 5/5 3:10 PM.

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  9. We live in a country that have no morals. What it all comes down to is buying votes . We accept anything to get your votes. America is great.

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    1. Obama is the most arrogant loser ever he will be the worst ever

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  10. Amazing double standards here a white guy Tim Tebow expresses his love for the Lord and has done alot of good in the Lords name and he is laughed at and made fun of, a gay closet bad player needing attention comes out and some people not all are making him out to be a heroe???? lol what a joke no one likes gay people and they know it they all talk behind gays back this is so stupid and so wrong

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    1. Wow!!! I hope none of your friends ever come out to you... They now know that you would judge them.. The fact is no likes an arrogant know it all piece of crap like yourself. You shake hands every day with a gay man or woman I can guarantee you that so if they were not out you would never know which one to talk about or hate right? Tim Tebow is a great man and if he had an opportunity to read some of these quotes would probably be apauld at the fact that some of you would actually put his name in these. He is a child of God and he knows you do not judge people regardles of their skin color or sexual preferences...

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    2. This is wrong. God will not judge you because of the color of your skin but he will judge if you choose the wrong sexual preferences. Have you not read Leviticus 18:22?
      You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination. It is not my words; it is the God's word.

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  11. I bet you if this player was any good and had a multi-million dollar deal he wouldnt say a thing wake up your being lied too gays are not happy matter of fact they know its wrong and are just trying to make themselves feel better its a choice they make

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    1. HE DOES HAVE MULTI-MILLIONS, DO ANY OF YOU WATCH BASKETBALL?

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  12. Lets speak in reality. Would it be sexist if a woman said, I wouldn't be comfortable with a man in the WNBA locker room. Or a woman saying "I wouldn't feel comfortable with a man in the female restroom in the adjacent stall"

    The solution to this and I'm being serious. Is all locker rooms and restrooms should be Co-Ed and see how the woman feel about men gawking at them. End of story.

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    1. I agree completely.

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    2. woo hoo for you.well said.

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  13. So, hold up... It's OK for a gay person to say that he is what he is, and for everyone to respect that... But when someone is against it - all hell breaks loose...?!?! Give me a f'n break...

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  14. Personally I couldn't care less what a person's sexuality is... However, privacy between the sexes is important. Gee, wouldn't it be nice to share a locker room with the cheerleaders? I bet they wouldn't think so.

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  15. Just because a guy comes out stating he is gay, doesn't mean he will be in the men's locker room checking out all the guys - that is rediculous. A gay man or womem can shower around the same sex without gawking at all the other bodies in the locker room. Some of you sound like complete ignorant idividuals!!

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    1. How many would gawk and how many would not gawk? My bet is that most would gawk. You sound like a complete ignorant individual.

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    2. BS!!i stopped going to the NY Sportsclub because i couldn't use the bathroom,so many men looking at me in a sexual way...

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  16. Lets look at it this way , I am Married to a Femail and I am Male, if you want to like the same sex thats your Business as long as you donot come on to me we can be friends. there is only ONE JUDGE. right or wrong we all have the Power of choice...... Just Deal with it...
    I feel that no one has to "come out" just do your thing be happy and Love one another

    Bob From Pittsburgh PA.

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  17. all gays should be put in a country by themself so they can live in peace

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    1. Idiots should too. I'm sure you'll be very happy there.

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    the interlace condo

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  19. Stupidest convo ever. Substitute any minority or the word "woman" for the above and it would appear that dear Larry is a bigot. Sure, it's his opinion, but it's still discriminatory. Get over your homophobia and call it what it is. And before you go off on me with the "you must be stupid or gay" nonsense, I'm neither - and I'm female. This crap is downright silly...

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  20. Why do so many male phaggots have mustaches? To cover the stretch marks

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    1. are you f*cking retarded? Why do so many retards come from WASP lineage? Or wait, do you not understand the term WASP? or the term lineage? good attempt at spelling one of the most used derogatory terms on the planet, too... How would you spell the N word?... Migger?...

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  21. I think that it should not even be acknowledged. Its like "look at me , look at me" When is the last time you saw a straight parade. Did D Wade get publicity when he said he was married. I totally agree with the above. If someone says they are gay everyones response should be ok good for you , lets move on you are not special if you are gay anymore than you are if you are straight. You do not deserve anything special no parade no headline and organizations should not have to change to accommodate your sexual preference. Try to call the above discrimination , Its equality but when it does not conform to a homosexuals desired outcome its discrimination.

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  22. Ever hear of sodom and gomorrah. Anal sex is grounds for divorce in many states. Nuff said. Society quit supporting what you do not believe in. Our great country is so close to losing the sovereign protection of GOD.

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    1. indoor plumbing and allowing a female to operate a vehicle is also still illegal in most states... Ever hear of progress? its the base of the word "progressive", which our country is (somewhat, and should strive more so to be). I never understood how perpetuating ignorance and hate was somehow correlated to losing ANYTHING.

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  23. Larry right I don"t care what you say, unless you are gay a real man would not be good with this situation. And the ones who are just trying to get paid. God made Adam & Eve to reproduce, HOW
    can they. Morally wrong & just nasty.

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    1. God also gave us the incredible gift of free will and - although you clearly wouldn't be familiar with this concept - high intelligence. Our ability to cooperate and pass on knowledge has led us to a point in technology that allows even gay men to combine their DNA and form a child. Childeren of gay couples, whether or not they are biological childeren of the couple, are statistically more likely to perform academically and go to university....

      besides that fact that your attempting to preach the bible from a username that's based on greek gods and mythology, you f*cking retard.

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  24. gay people are sick people

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    1. Uh no. No they aren't. On the other hand, those with an intelligence quotient lower than room temperature - like you - are sick people.

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  25. i HAVE A QUESTION. WOULD YOU ALLOW MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SAME LOCKER-ROOM? PICTURE THIS MAN AND WOMAN SAME ROOM BOTH NAKED WHAT'S GOING THROUGH THIER MIND? PICTURE THIS MAN AND GAY GUY IN THE LOCKER-ROOM NAKED WHAT'S GOING THROUGH THIER MIND. JUST THINK ABOUT IT

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  26. Your all sick. Anonymous is so busy he forgot who he was. Many men in the Navy were in the same shower, cubicle and bathroom with me and I don't remember any of them running out screaming. Maybe I should have told them so I could get a true reading of their knowledge. Get a life folks, you all sound to hetero to be in this discussion with gays.

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  27. exactly,thats why you keep your personal preference to yourself and let the rest of the world get on to the real problems facing us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Larry Johnson was a cross dressing grandma....He has no room to talk

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  29. I think Larry is afraid he might be attracted to a naked Jason Collins now that he knows that Jason is gay! Grow up Larry -- I'm sure Jason would have no interested in you even if you were gay!! Jason is way to classy for someone like Larry!

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    1. Shut up faggot lover. If you love fags so much why don't you take a picture of your junk and let them use it on gay porn websites!

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  30. I HAVE BUT TWO WORDS FOR THE LOT OF YOU -

    SPELL CHECKER!

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  31. Maybe Larry should come up with a GAY SODA for Hall of Fame Beverage Company--Asshole

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  32. I still fail to see what one's sexual preference (yes, preference!) has to do with their job. If they can do what they get paid for, what else matters?

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  33. God will not judge you because of the color of your skin but he will judge if you choose the wrong sexual preferences. Have you not read Leviticus 18:22?
    You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination. It is not my words; it is the God's word

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  34. In May 5; someone wrote:
    "My concern is not rather or not the player was gay, but within the context of so what? What's next? Do we cheer for a priest that comes out says I like sleeping with little boys? Or a congressman, who openly supports cheating on his wife? Do we go national with praise? Personally, all this gushing about a person who basically admitted I like sleeping with men is irratating. News flash, I love my wife. Wonder if I too will recieve a call from the president for being the first to come out and say, "I like being married."


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    You hit it right on the nail with this one. Why should a person who be praise for being gay. Now days, everytime someone anounces that he/she is gay is like a big party of congratulations and when someone say something against he/she is a hater. That is the biggest descrimination of all.

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  35. This thread is pretty gay.

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  36. You know it like when know someone is a racist now you have a choice as to how you deal with them. The same as when you are gay and I am undressing in front of you now I know so I choose not to do so. So closes freaks don't bother me its when you come out.

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  37. The two comments on December 15th at 1:35pm and 1:40pm are 100% on point! I personally will serve the Lord and not be "bullied" by this secular wave of pressure. The word of God never returns void! Amen.

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  38. Larry Johnson has a right to his opinion and I support him. I would feel similarly with some Dude checkin out my junk. These gay boys can't have it both ways. If they want to be girls - they got to go use the girls locker room. If that doesn't work, then the league / team has to make some kind of a more private space available for them. America has become a country where too many minorities (Gays being one of them) have far too much clout. We are drowning out the majority for the sake of the verbous & very loud minority. Something is very wrong with that concept.

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