Red hot Canadian World champion and 2016 Olympic pole vaulter Shawn Barber came out as gay in a Facebook post last night, writing that he is “Gay and proud! Thank you to my parents for being such a great support. I continue to grow as a person and have a great support group. My parents are my greatest support and have helped me through a lot recently. To my friends, you are always my friends and i love you too!”
Very few male athletes of Barber’s stature have come out publicly as gay; there have still only been a handful of men to come out during their playing careers in the four major North American sports leagues. American marathoner Matt Llano is one of the few openly gay track and field athletes currently on the circuit. Outsports wrote today that “Barber instantly becomes one of the highest-profile and most successful current openly gay athletes anywhere in the world.”
The Canadian Olympic Committee told Outsports that Barber’s Facebook had not been hacked. Barber, 22, is one of the best vaulters in the world and the best Canadian vaulter ever. He holds the Canadian indoor and outdoor records at 6.00 meters (19-8.25) and 5.93m (19-5.5), respectively. In 2015, Barber broke the NCAA indoor record in the pole vault and went on to win the IAAF World Championship in Beijing.
” Defending historic Judeo-Christian morality and being horrified by sinful, perverse acts like same-sex kissing in public is not ‘hate’ or ‘bigotry.’ It’s called being normal. Please pray for this lost soul, Michael Sam, who could lead many young men astray by popularizing a grievous sin. It is tragic that the establishment power structure–media, Hollywood, academia, the corporate world–now reward those who embrace homosexuality, and punish those who oppose it. The very opposite of anti-sodomy laws, huh? Yes, America is now, morally speaking, an upside-down culture–descending willy-nilly into godlessness and sexual/gender chaos. But no civilization that glories in sexual immorality will survive in the long run.
Please pray for this lost soul, Michael Sam, who could lead many young men astray by popularizing a grievous sin. It is tragic that the establishment power structure–media, Hollywood, academia, the corporate world–now reward those who embrace homosexuality, and punish those who oppose it. The very opposite of anti-sodomy laws, huh? Yes, America is now, morally speaking, an upside-down culture–descending willy-nilly into godlessness and sexual/gender chaos. But no civilization that glories in sexual immorality will survive in the long run [see AFTAH piece HERE].
Christians and those who haven’t yet drunk the “gay” kool-aid need to boldly proclaim the politically incorrect truths surrounding this issue: the fact that many men and women have left homosexuality behind (ex-”gays”); the very real threat that “gay rights” activism poses to our First Amendment and religious freedoms; and the stunningly disproportionate link between homosexual practice and disease–e.g., a new CDC report documenting that a whopping 84 percent of primary and secondary male syphilis cases now are tied to homosexual sex.“ – “Prono Pete” LaBarbera, attacking Fox News for having the nerve of running an AP story that did not bash Michael Sam.
Chill out Pete. I’ve had the heterosexual agenda forced on me since birth and I am still a complete homosexual, so there’s no need to worry about ” young men astray by popularizing a grievous sin.” Believe me I’ve tried. By the way. What is Gay Kool-Aid?
“The NFL is celebrating the sexual equivalent of a brain concussion by going gaga over Michael Sam’s sexual proclivities. For a league increasingly priding itself on concern for player safety and health, it is bizarre that they are enthusiastically praising a draftee for a lifestyle that could send him to an early grave. If the NFL possessed one ounce of genuine compassion instead of the ersatz kind that exalts what should be condemned, they would be meeting privately with Michael Sam to urge him, in the strongest possible terms, to pursue reparative therapy in the hopes of saving his life. Alas, the only people who truly care for Mr. Sam are those who love him enough to tell him the truth about the health risks of homosexual behavior – and that sadly does not include the leadership of the NFL.” – American Family Association hate group spokesdouche Bryan Fischer,
Pavel Mamayev, 24, a midfielder for CSKA Moscow, and Alexander Kokorin, 21, a striker from FC Dynamo Moscow have sent homophobic Russians into a frenzy after a series of ‘gay’ holiday pictures have emerged and are being accused of being gay.
On VK, an Eastern-European social network similar to Facebook, Kokorin posted one of the pictures, saying ‘I love him’.
Other snaps include the two hugging, sharing dinner, going to a basketball game, and having a bath together.
Publishing the manifesto on their website, they said: ‘We are not racists, but the absence of black or gay players in the Zenith lineup is an important tradition that underlines the identity of the club, and nothing more.’
FUCK Zenith Football Club and FUCK the Russian homophobe bigots.
Good on you boys – you look beautiful together and keep the faith and the courage up and OUT.
Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, KY surprisingly just did a storyline about an openly gay wrestler, Paredyse, and his nemesis anti-gay bigot Brandon Espinosa.
After Paredyse kicked the living “santorum” out of Espinosa in a “Admit or Quit” grudge match. Espinosa’s anti-gay character took from recent LGBT studies and admitted that underneath all his hateful homophobia and bigotry he was gay himself.
But that wasn’t the end of the storyline.
Now a week later. Paredyse got down on one knee and asked the newly outed Espinoza to be his “partner” (There is NO same sex marriage in Kentucky”) to chants of “Just say yes!” from the audience which led the match announcers to ponder “Whats happening to our crowd?”
Okay, so the character of “Paradyse” is a bit of stereotype “swish” but he was the “good guy” in this storyline and he did defeat the “anti-gay bad guy” and did make him see the light.
Kudos to Ohio Valley Wrestling which is affiliated to with is affiliated with TNA of bringing this storyline to middle America. It. But it is the best we have here and very effective.
It may not be the best representation but it does bring the message to middle America in a way that more palatable to their base and more effective than celebrity studded PSA’s