Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Brittney Griner rips Baylor's anti-gay stance in new book

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Brittney Griner's career as a Baylor Bear will go down as one of the greatest in the history of college sports. She dominated women's college basketball in a way that was previously unseen.

Now, Griner has moved on to the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury, but she hasn't forgotten about her time in college. In her new memoir entitled In My Skin, Griner reveals how she didn't feel like she could be herself at Baylor due to the school's policies against homosexuality. In short, Griner believes the university benefited from her greatly without letting her be who she actually was.

The more I think about it, the more I feel like the people who run the school want it both ways: they want to keep the policy, so they can keep selling themselves as a Christian university, but they are more than happy to benefit from the success of their gay athletes. That is, as long as those gay athletes don’t talk about being gay.

The 23-year-old also wrote how she would like to be an ambassador for the university. However, she doesn't feel welcomed to on the account of her being gay.

I would love to be an ambassador for Baylor, to show my school pride, but it's hard to do that. I've spent too much of my life being made to feel like there's something wrong with me. And no matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn't erase all the pain I felt there.

Griner spent 2009-2013 with the Bears and racked up numerous awards, accolades, and records along the way, including leading Baylor to an undefeated 40-0 season in 2012.

Via Bleacher Report

6 comments:

  1. I think that Baylor did the right thing by standing up to its Christian values by disclosing the gay athlete. To many people are compromising with the world on this issue. God is not pleased and will not be mocked. What you do in your spare time and in your personal life should be kept private out of the world's view, especially if you decide to go to a Christian college. Evidently, she doesn't know much about the Chirstian faith or the University and its beliefs.

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  2. She is so full of crap, why go there and take their money
    she knew what the school was all about.
    When I was in High school, I threw away any letters of interest from Cal Berkley..( far too liberal) and Ole Miss (racist history)

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  3. Wow. I endorse everything Anonymous said wholeheartedly. Men are too willing to compromise their beliefs in the court of expediency because they wanna serve both God and man at the same time. If he frowns on something, how dare we make it acceptable? God says love the sinner but hate the sin, so the university should be commended for accepting an athlete, regardless of their persuasion but to allow them to openly live and promote their lifestyle whilst there? Now thats just wrong

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  4. You are all idiots - Griner can say about her time at Baylor what ever she wants - Understand that she made more money for that school as a female athlete then any women ever has - she was marketed as this athletic hero - yet part of what makes her this is her sexuality - im not saying Baylor needed go out of their way and back her - but if they made her feel repressed and emotionally disabled then she has every right to bash Baylor - its 2014 be as gay as you want to be - not my preference but i could care less about it being someone elses - and as far as being a Christian goes stop it! Ive seen reports and scenarios w/ that Baylor mens basketball team and football team that are not very "christian like." If you think Baylor cares that much about being a christian school when it comes to athletics your an ignorant and stupid human being - its about one thing to universities -$$$$$ - that is it - dont be fooled, those Christians running the school are violating christian morals on a daily basis - so to the comments above; i leave you with this - get use to homosexuality, get use to minorities climbing the social and economic latter - and stop hiding behind the word "christianity" when really you are just close minded, hateful racist bigots - of culture and sexual preference! You are the opposite of what Christianity is suppose to represent!

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  5. She was not too worried about it when she was getting the publicity and going to school for free. She is soooo fulll of crap!!! I mean c'mon, you can tell by looking at her that she is a dyke or a dude. Baylor knew...they did not push the issue because she was making them money!!!

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  6. No you are the IDIOT, if she felt so damn strong about the school Gay policy then TAKE YOUR ASS to another school, nobody at BAYLOR was twisting her damn arms to STAY. she use them as much as they use her, she became the number one pick in the WNBA which she cared more about than what the hell BAYLOR EVER DID, so yes it was about the MONEY the school and HER period. NOBODY give a damn that you are GAY it's always somebody wants to come out. I dont care if you are GAY but dont be putting your GAY announcement in my face. I dont come OUT and say I LIKE GFIRLS. so SHUT the F--K up and be TRUE to yourself which she FAIL to do period. somebody always wants to PUSH there sexuality DOWN other people throats, then when we make a remark about not wanting to hear it, we get the title GAY BASHER or GAY HATERS. I dont CARE if you like to have sex with ANIMALS but keep it to your SELF.......

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