RGIII To Gay NFL Players: Now Is The ‘Window’ To Come Out

RGIII On Gay NFL Players Now Is The 'Window' To Come OutThe possibility of an active NFL player coming out as gay remains a hot topic. Speaking on the subject, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes there are gay players in the league right now and thinks there’s a window of opportunity for them to make it known.

‘To each his own’

His comments on the sensitive subject were among the outtakes from a recent interview with GQ magazine, as passed along by Brendan Vaughan.

Yeah, man. I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.

‘Potential backlash’

His stance isn’t controversial by any means. In fact, it’s more of a laissez-faire approach, as he seeks to let everybody live their own lives in whatever manner they feel comfortable despite his Christian faith.

Of course, not everybody feels that way. There would be countless different opinions about a gay player in a team’s locker room, and not all of them would be positive. Griffin is just one voice of 53, albeit a very high-profile one.

And that fear of potential backlash from both teammates and other players around the league is likely one of the major reasons gay players haven’t made their personal lives publicly known.

Do you think a gay NFL player will be coming soon after RGIII’s statement? Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with us!

Source: Tim Daniels | Bleacher Report

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London Soldier Killed In Cleaver Attack Named

London Soldier Killed In Cleaver Attack NamedThe soldier killed in an attack in London has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Drummer Rigby, 25, from Manchester, leaves behind a two-year-old son.

‘Loving father’

Two suspects shot by police after Wednesday’s attack in Woolwich remain under arrest. A further two people have been arrested on conspiracy to murder. The suspects, one of whom is said to be Islamist protester Michael Adebolajo, were known to security services. Scotland Yard said the latest arrests were of a man and woman, both aged 29.

Drummer Rigby, from Middleton, Greater Manchester, joined the Army in 2006. He was described as a “loving father to his son Jack” and someone who would be “sorely missed by all who knew him”.

‘Experienced and talented’

Drummer Rigby had taken up a post with the Regimental Recruiting Team in London in 2011.

“An experienced and talented side drummer and machine gunner, he was a true warrior and served with distinction in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus,” said his commanding officer Lt Col Jim Taylor… His ability, talent and personality made him a natural choice to work in the recruiting group.”

Shortly after the killing, a man, thought to be 28-year-old Mr Adebolajo, was filmed by a passer-by, saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day. According to BBC sources, Mr Adebolajo, a Briton of Nigerian descent, comes from a devout Christian family but took up Islam after leaving college in 2001.

Was the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby a terrorist act? What could have been the reason for this senseless violence?

Source: BBC News

Image: The Sun