Fox Sports fired college football analyst Craig James last Monday after a video surfaced in which he said he opposed homosexual civil unions. James, a former pro running back for the New England Patriots, made the comments at a debate in Texas during his unsuccessful run in 2012 for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Ted Cruz. …
When asked for comment, a Fox Sports spokesperson told The Dallas Morning News, “We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department. He couldn’t say those things here.”
He didn’t say those things there, but whatever. James’s viewpoint is widely shared in this country, and is basic Christian doctrine, though certainly there are liberal churches that don’t share it. But at Fox Sports, you are not allowed to hold these views, or if you do, you must never, ever share them publicly, or you will be fired.
Cue the Law of Merited Impossibility: Nobody will get fired for opposing gay marriage, and when they do, they’ll damn well deserve it.
A reader sends another story out of Dallas today. It seems that Gay Pride Parade organizers have, responsibly enough, asked participants to put on clothes this year. More:
Michael Doughman, executive director of the Dallas Tavern Guild, which organizes the event, says that organizers and police will patrol the staging area to make sure all parade participants are properly clothed. If they aren’t, they could be removed from the parade, or their group may be blacklisted from next year’s celebration.
“Just because it’s a day of celebration for our community doesn’t mean we are exempt from the law,” he told Unfair Park on Tuesday.
Right, and well said. It’s just common decency. Too bad poor Doughman is a self-hating Uncle Tom:
Some local LGBT activists view the crackdown on nudity as a betrayal of what the event is supposed to be about.
Daniel Cates, an organizer with GetEqual, recently sounded the alarm on Facebook that the Tavern Guild was watering down the parade to make it more family friendly and please corporate sponsors.
“No bare asses, no breasts (even with pasties) no tight underwear on dancers, nothing too political at all,” he wrote. “The ‘queer’ is effectively being erased from our pride celebration in favor of the most polished, heteronormative representation of our community as possible.”
Oh, the horror. The event is about Gay Pride, which, according to these critics, means that if you tell people to cover up their butts or their breasts, you are denying their gayness. Does gayness = public obscenity? Do tighty-whities break the gay spirit? I hadn’t thought so, but I can’t keep up with what the politically correct Narrative is supposed to be.