COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER MITCH EBY COMES OUT AS GAY IN LOCKER ROOM SPEECH, Chapman University (Christian University)

  • metta

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    Mar 31, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER MITCH EBY COMES OUT AS GAY IN LOCKER ROOM SPEECH

    FYI: Chapman University is a Christian University

    http://www.thegailygrind.com/2014/03/31/college-football-player-mitch-eby-comes-gay-locker-room-speech/
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    Mar 31, 2014 11:31 PM GMT
    This is great to hear!

    Hopefully his religious school does not take repercussions against him.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2014 12:21 AM GMT
    Well lets hope that this Christian university is a more accepting, tolerant institution that is not crawling with NARROW MINDED, BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS. Otherwise this football jock's days on that team and even at that university could be greatly numbered. I wish the very best for this young man and I hope that there are no problems with him being honest about his sexuality.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Apr 01, 2014 12:35 AM GMT
    It looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2014 12:37 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Apr 01, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.

    Texas? from what I know Texas is rather accepting. Have you been to Dallas/Austin/Houston?

  • Apr 01, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
    The Texas town I'm in has three Christian Universities and I occasionally hear of dismissal based on moral grounds or financial aid/scholarships being pulled because the recipient doesn't meet moral requirements or some such bullshit. So yea, bigger cities in Texas are pretty accepting but the Christian Gestapo that think they run the world are still pretty serious here too. I can't wait to move back north, honestly. I've had enough Texas.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
    Damn sexy jock and a real hero! Kudos to his team mates on their immediate acceptance.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2014 7:33 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.

    Texas? from what I know Texas is rather accepting. Have you been to Dallas/Austin/Houston?
    Texas is not more accepting of gays. Don't believe all the propaganda about Texas becoming more gay friendly. It is all a lie. Austin is horrendously overrated. I lived in Austin for nine years and it sucked. Guys both gay and straight were arrogant and unfriendly. Plus there were a lot of religious right wingers living in Austin. So much for it being progressive, liberal, and gay friendly. As for the big, major cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth they are predominately conservative republican central cities with the liberal and moderate democrats being a majority only in their downtown cores. The suburbs around those cities are also overwhelmingly conservative. Texas is no more tolerant and accepting than other southern states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Apr 01, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.

    Texas? from what I know Texas is rather accepting. Have you been to Dallas/Austin/Houston?
    Texas is not more accepting of gays. Don't believe all the propaganda about Texas becoming more gay friendly. It is all a lie. Austin is horrendously overrated. I lived in Austin for nine years and it sucked. Guys both gay and straight were arrogant and unfriendly. Plus there were a lot of religious right wingers living in Austin. So much for it being progressive, liberal, and gay friendly. As for the big, major cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth they are predominately conservative republican central cities with the liberal and moderate democrats being a majority only in their downtown cores. The suburbs around those cities are also overwhelmingly conservative. Texas is no more tolerant and accepting than other southern states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.

    Living in Kansas, when I have been there it felt much more accepting.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 01, 2014 7:55 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.

    Texas? from what I know Texas is rather accepting. Have you been to Dallas/Austin/Houston?
    Texas is not more accepting of gays. Don't believe all the propaganda about Texas becoming more gay friendly. It is all a lie. Austin is horrendously overrated. I lived in Austin for nine years and it sucked. Guys both gay and straight were arrogant and unfriendly. Plus there were a lot of religious right wingers living in Austin. So much for it being progressive, liberal, and gay friendly. As for the big, major cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth they are predominately conservative republican central cities with the liberal and moderate democrats being a majority only in their downtown cores. The suburbs around those cities are also overwhelmingly conservative. Texas is no more tolerant and accepting than other southern states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.

    Living in Kansas, when I have been there it felt much more accepting.
    Don't let that fool you. Texas is really no better than Kansas.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Apr 01, 2014 8:16 PM GMT
    Good for him! I wish him all the best! Times have certainly changed, it seems everybody has been supportive of him. He is very brave!
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    Apr 01, 2014 9:40 PM GMT
    I am gay, and it's o.k.

    Religious nuts understand a couple of things that ring true: PRESS and money.

    False belief systems are protected by the First Amendment.

    The right to be equal is defined in the 14'th Amendment. Equal treatment under the law.

    Every day, when someone steps forward, it fosters love, understanding...and empowers those who don't like themselves to understand that, they, too, are o.k., and not alone.

    Hi, I'm Chuck Gudgel, I'm gay; I live in The Colony, TX, am a nationally qualified bodybuilder, and lifetime athlete, and build and operate critical infrastructure. Your full name is?

    Being cowardly is for the weak. Every person that stands up helps those who won't. You can choose to lead, or to cower.

    When you stand up, you remove, in an instant, the empowerment of the hateful. In that moment, you take it away.

    Be careful about whom you hate, it could be someone you love.
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    Apr 01, 2014 9:47 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy said
    roadbikeRob said
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidIt looks like it is located outside of LA.
    Probably a lot more accepting than if it was in Georgia or Mississippi.
    Or especially in Texas.

    Texas? from what I know Texas is rather accepting. Have you been to Dallas/Austin/Houston?
    Texas is not more accepting of gays. Don't believe all the propaganda about Texas becoming more gay friendly. It is all a lie. Austin is horrendously overrated. I lived in Austin for nine years and it sucked. Guys both gay and straight were arrogant and unfriendly. Plus there were a lot of religious right wingers living in Austin. So much for it being progressive, liberal, and gay friendly. As for the big, major cities of Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Fort Worth they are predominately conservative republican central cities with the liberal and moderate democrats being a majority only in their downtown cores. The suburbs around those cities are also overwhelmingly conservative. Texas is no more tolerant and accepting than other southern states like Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina.


    As you move south in The U.S., many folks are less educated, and, less educated means more ignorance in false belief systems. While Dallas does have a gay community, it IS arrogant, hateful, ill mannered, and guilted by religion / false belief systems. It's not the same as in The North, or in The West. Folks in The North, and The West, are much more understanding in their views, and...more educated.

    Thing is, ignorant folks don't know they are. After all, they are ignorant.