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Homophobic Ex- Baseball Player John Rocker Surprisingly Not Against Gay Marriage

John Rocker former MLB pitcher became famous not for his pitching (which sucked) But because in 1999 when he was in New York City playing the NY Yankees he was asked what he thought about the city and what if he was traded there?

Rocker replied:

I’d retire first. It’s the most hectic, nerve-racking city. Imagine having to take the 7 Train to the ballpark looking like you’re riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with AIDS, right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time, right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It’s depressing… The biggest thing I don’t like about New York are the foreigners. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish people and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?

After that Rocker, who hails from Macon, Georgia (Surprise!) branded himself with the “southern inbred homophobic racist” image, (which he is) and his career crashed and burned while  being traded from team to team and finally demoted to the Minor League where he eventually retired from,

But Rocker’s image, while a problem for Major League Baseball is just a perfect fit for his new columnist for Joseph Farah’s wingnut conservative rag World  Net Daily.

But surprisingly Rocker whose columns thus far has covered topics like: Why immigrants should speak English. Why Big Government is dangerous. And whatever  happened to personal responsibility?  Has had a quite surprising take on gay marriage thus far writing:

Am I someone who thinks that I have the right to sit back and judge someone that I don’t know, will never meet, on how they should live their life or what  rights they can have to live their life the way they want to? I don’t think I  deserve that responsibility.

After all these years is John Rocker beginning to see the light at the end…of the glory hole?

He’s still a racist xenophobic Neanderthal regardless.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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