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World Net Daily Columnist: Tony Dungy Is Being ‘Crucified’ For His Christian Views On Michael Sam

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In a piece over at the loony conservative rag WorldNetDaily, columnist Carl Jackson defended Tony Dungy’s remarks that Michael Sam would be a distraction for an NFL team, saying that Dungy “had the courage to say what everyone else thought about the rookie pick.”

Screen Shot 2014-07-25 at 1.21.41 PMWrote Jackson:

“Make no mistake about it: Tony Dungy is being crucified by some of his colleagues in sports media not because they disagree with him, but like Tim Tebow, because of whom and what he represents – Christ, common sense, decency and objective truth. For immoral behavior to be accepted in any culture, moral behavior as well as the source of that moral behavior (Jesus Christ) must be demonized. 

He continued:

Do you realize Tony Dungy has been the only NFL analyst truly “tolerant” of Michael Sam’s lifestyle, despite his Christian worldview? He’s the only national analyst that has publicly treated Michael Sam “fairly and equally.” Why? He’s judged Michael Sam based on his capabilities and not his sexuality. Isn’t this what the LGBT community claims they want – fairness and equality?

Jackson also accused the political left and their “triune gods” (minorities, women and gays) of “emasculating” the NFL as evidenced by the league's use of pink apparel for breast cancer awareness, the exhortation of an openly gay male in “an otherwise super masculine sport” and now the “demonization of a coach that epitomizes what it means to be a real man.”

To find out more on what it means to be a "real man" in Jackson's bizarre, backward world, read his column here.

[via Right Wing Watch


Michael Sam Responds to Tony Dungy's Remarks with Grace and Humility: VIDEO

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Michael Sam reacted on Tuesday to remarks made by Tony Dungy this week suggesting that he wouldn't have drafted Sam because the Sam's sexual orientation would have been a distraction. Dungy later clarified his remarks and said that Sam should "absolutely" have the opportunity to play in the NFL.

Sam was asked about the remarks by reporters and responded with grace and humility:

Said Sam: "Thank God he wasn't St. Louis Rams' coach. But I have a great respect for Coach Dungy, and like everyone in America, everyone is entitled to their own opinions."

Sam was also asked if he would be surprised "if that pops up from time to time, that somebody disapproves?"

"It is what it is," said Sam. "What you gonna do about it? My focus is on making this team. I'm excited to be back with the guys. Football is fun."

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Tony Dungy Clarifies Michael Sam Remarks, Says Sam 'Absolutely' Deserves NFL Opportunity

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Former NFL coach-turned-NBC analyst Tony Dungy released a statement on Tuesday clarifying remarks that made headlines this week in which he suggested that he would not have drafted Michael Sam because of his sexual orientation.

Dungy released the statement to ProFootballTalk which reads, in part:

I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL.  He absolutely does.

I was not asked whether his sexual orientation should play a part in the evaluation process.  It should not.

I was not asked whether I would have a problem having Michael Sam on my team.  I would not.

I have been asked all of those questions several times in the last three months and have always answered them the same way—by saying that playing in the NFL is, and should be, about merit.

The best players make the team, and everyone should get the opportunity to prove whether they’re good enough to play.  That’s my opinion as a coach.  But those were not the questions I was asked.

What I was asked about was my philosophy of drafting, a philosophy that was developed over the years, which was to minimize distractions for my teams.

I do not believe Michael’s sexual orientation will be a distraction to his teammates or his organization.

I do, however, believe that the media attention that comes with it will be a distraction.  Unfortunately we are all seeing this play out now, and I feel badly that my remarks played a role in the distraction.

Read Dungy's full statement here.

Keith Olbermann released a commentary last night ripping Dungy for his remarks and naming him the "world's worst person".


Keith Olbermann Destroys Tony Dungy For Homophobic Michael Sam Comment: VIDEO

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Former NFL coach-turned-NBC analyst Tony Dungy said this week that he would not have taken the NFL’s first openly gay player Michael Sam onto a team, “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”

WorstReferring to Sam’s homosexuality, Dungy added, “It’s not going to be totally smooth… things will happen.”

Soon after, commentator Keith Olbermann took Dungy to task by mentioning that in 2007 Dungy supported an Indiana same-sex marriage ban, and in 2009 Dungy also argued for the re-admission of dog-fighter Michael Vick into the NFL.

Considering his stance on Vick, The Orlando Sentinel’s George Diaz points out Dugger’s hypocrisy:

Vick’s crime was dog-fighting. Those who didn’t make the cut were shot, beaten and electrocuted. Three dogs were hanged, according to a report by the USDA inspector general, “by placing a nylon cord over a 2 x 4 that was nailed to two trees.” Three more dogs drowned after Vick’s crew put their heads in a 5 gallon bucket of water…

But Dungy has a serious problem on his hands trying to explain why a gay player is a bigger distraction as a guy who killed dogs. Since, you know, that wasn't a big story. #sarcasm…

Sam’s crime? He kissed a guy. On National TV, the day he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams…

“I believe in second chances for people who admit their mistakes and are committed to changing,” Dungy said…

But apparently Tony Dungy is not a big believer in first chances for someone who has made no mistakes, and all he is asking for is an opportunity.

In an e-mail statement responding to Dungy’s comments, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said, “Talent is not a distraction. Michael Sam is first and foremost an excellent football player. That Tony Dungy can only see Michael Sam for his sexual orientation reflects how far out of touch Dungy has fallen with the NFL, which values a player because of his skill, not because of who he loves.”

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