Hardaway's anti-gay comments is how most Blacks feel about Faggots

By Sinclere Lee

Tim Hardaway’s 'I hate gay people' statement about former NBA center John Amaechi, who disclosed last week he's gay, is an ugly act of intolerance but when it’s all said and done, most Black Americans support Hardaway’s sentiments, from a religious point-of-view, that is.

While we all should be tolerant of others who are different, it’s hard for the average Black in this country to justify homosexuality. Our culture, our religion and many of the moral standards, we have as Blacks, won’t let us believe that homosexuality is right and UNGODLY. It’s not right! In fact, it’s an abomination against God, and the Black community will have nothing to do with that nasty behavior.

Another thing that has turn Blacks against the gay community is that when you gays try to compare your perverted lifestyle with the social struggle of Blacks, it makes most socially conscious Black sick. You gays have chosen to be the way you are… you were not born gay; no one is born gay. We were born Black in a racist country and we didn’t make the choice in that matter.

So the Black community supports Tim Haraway and Isaiah Washington for keeping it real! And, their anti-gay remarks are just a reflection of how Blacks feel about the gays. The gays tied to dog out Isaiah Washington of Grey’s Anatomy for calling a cast mate faggot. The gays got all the rage, and now some cast members of Grey’s Anatomy are keeping their distance from Washington.

The gays made Washington go to rehab for a week of counseling for his repeated use of the homophobic slur, faggot. He stirred up the controversy during a Golden Globes press conference when he used the term faggot while talking about the incident.

The gay community says anti-gay comments by Blacks "demonstrate the need to continue the conversation." Yeah, the conversation about how you gays are going to hell for being gay.

Although the retired Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway said on a radio show Wednesday that he hates gay people, then later apologized for his remarks, the Black community is standing strong against gays and their lifestyle. It’s freaky and nasty and the gays are the ones who brought AIDS to the world. Don’t forget that!

"I don't need Tim's comments to realize there's a problem," Amaechi told The Associated Press in a phone interview last week "People said that I should just shut up and go away — now they have to rethink that."

Hardaway's comments were sparked by Amaechi's disclosure he's gay. "You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known. I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people," Hardaway said while a guest on Sports Talk 790 The Ticket in Miami. "I'm homophobic. I don't like it. It shouldn't be in the world or in the United States."

The host asked Hardaway how he would interact with a gay teammate.

"First of all, I wouldn't want him on my team. And second of all, if he was on my team, I would, you know, really distance myself from him because, uh, I don't think that is right. I don't think he should be in the locker room while we are in the locker room."
If he did find out that a teammate was gay, Hardaway said he would ask for the player to be removed from the team.

"Something has to give," Hardaway said. "If you have 12 other ballplayers in your locker room that's upset and can't concentrate and always worried about him in the locker room or on the court or whatever, it's going to be hard for your teammates to win and accept him as a teammate."

Amaechi also detailed his life, in his autobiography Man in the Middle, which was released Wednesday. He hoped his coming out would be a catalyst for intelligent discourse.

"His words pollute the atmosphere," Amaechi said. "It creates an atmosphere that allows young gays and lesbians to be harassed in school, creates an atmosphere where in 33 states you can lose your job, and where anti-gay and lesbian issues are used for political gain. It's an atmosphere that hurts all of us, not just gay people."

Hardaway later apologized for the remarks during a telephone interview with Fox affiliate WSVN in Miami.

"Yes, I regret it. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said I hate gay people or anything like that," he said. "That was my mistake."

Hardaway has reportedly been removed from further league-related appearances.
"It is inappropriate for him to be representing us given the disparity between his views and ours," NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"Famously, they're saying in 2007 that homophobia is not an issue," Amaechi said. "While, Hardaway, is not a representative of the NBA or of straight men, there's no point pretending it's not an opinion that is out there."

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