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Surprise, Surprise another know it all that claims to be a good kindhearted Christian feels like they can throw around anti-gay slur and not get caught on twitter but was sadly mistaken. At least that’s what Cleveland Browns Linebacker Tank Carder thought earlier when he let out a rant in response to a tweet he misunderstood a parody account and decided anti-gay language was the best way to to respond.

*Disclaimer* Usually, when I post someone’s homophobic remarks, I edit them for discretionary purposes, but I’m not doing that this time. This crap needs to stop so I’m going to show the complete ugliness of what he said:

“@causewereguys unfollowed…your a faggot for that”

Anti-gay slurs AND bad grammar? Also, regardless of the context, he should have never said it. Anyway, then Carder went on thinking that at first he could validate the responses and then says it AGAIN:

“@craigcraiglife I don’t agree with being gay or lesbian at all, but saying faggot doesn’t make me a homophobe, it’s just a word”

Of course this was later deleted by Carder. So why delete it if it’s just a word? Because slurs like that are ALWAYS more than just a word. They’re hate. So some time passes and he delivers a series of half-assed apology tweets realizing his error in judgement:

“If I offended anyone in anyway, I do apologize, thought the guy was bashing team sports, big misunderstanding”

“I want to sincerely apologize for the word I used! I did not in anyway mean to offend anyone! That tweet doesn’t define me as a person!”

“I was not bashing the gay community in any way…if you knew me you would know I wouldn’t do that. Again I’m sorry if you were offended”

BUT obviously he’s only saying this because he’s trying to be politically correct because as of right now there’s a series of retweets on his twitter feed in which fans say things like “wow people are so touchy” and referring to the incident as “nonsense” so he’s not sorry, he’s just trying to cover his ass.

And again, what a weak excuse saying he thought it was about sports, like that would in some way excuse it? No, it doesn’t. It’s not okay in any way or any setting to use anti-gay speech.  It’s hate and I’m so tired of people using circumstances of anger of confusion to justify it.

What an asshole.

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Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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  1. [...] from Cleveland Browns and TCU (Texas Christian University) alum Tank Carder and his homophobic rant on twitter comes this letter from an alum of TCU.  Vincent Pryor, who was during his tenure at TCU [...]

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