Openly Gay Pro Athlete Is Member Of Kappa Alpha Order

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Kappa Alpha Order, teaching acceptance and equality since 1865.

If you missed it, NBA center Jason Collins revealed to SI‘s Jon Wertheim that he is gay. Collins, a 12-year veteran of the NBA, was a member of Kappa Alpha Order’s Alpha Pi chapter at Stanford University, assumedly a terror in intramural leagues back then.

Truth be told, I was more surprised that Jason Collins was still in the NBA than I was that he is a homosexual. I mean, I haven’t heard the guy’s name in years. He’s past his prime, and even in his prime he wasn’t exactly a dominant player.

Blocking sissy layups, backing dudes down in the paint, playing rough-em-up defense, and banging down on anyone in his way — those were never facets of his game. He was always kind of a soft player in my opinion, and he possessed a beautiful rainbow jumper that he would drop in over helpless defenders. Sure, he had his role on the team, and performed his duties well, but Collins was never the kind of player to throw the team on his back and carry them all the way to the locker room. He has always been a great locker room guy, though.

Good on you, Jason Collins. The decision to come out was undoubtedly a difficult one. The man is all class and will likely prove to be an inspiration to others.

[via Sports Illustrated, Wikipedia]

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  1. 68
    Dega

    The real issue here is the fact that he averages 1 point per game, and makes over a million dollars a year.

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    FreedomandFratting

    Okay…typical satirical TFM comments are now being scored negatively? Since when are fraternities equal opportunity? Last time I checked, fraternities were not based on equality and acceptance for all…so what is up with being PC all of a sudden on this website? I’m no homophobe or biggot, but pretending a fraternity is politically correct and tolerant of all is pretty hypocritical.

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      physicalconservative

      (I know this wasn’t about gay marriage, but I’ll have my rant anyway)
      Freedom doesn’t deny the reality of an absolute right and wrong. Tolerance is fine, but there are certain lines that shouldn’t be crossed, culturally speaking. If it was really about freedom and equality then the gays would be pushing for government to get out of marriage. But it isn’t about those things. Its about forced acceptance and moral relativism.

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      OurHero

      ^^you’re one of those smarty arty kids, ain’t ya? You make A good point though so I’ll cease my trolling for now.

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      Douglas MacArthur

      I’m going to amend my agreement by stating that freedom doesn’t deny the reality of an absolute right and wrong if freedom is used to attain a goal. When freedom is the ultimate goal, there is no basis behind the liberties given in the name of freedom, and morally relative ideals will be supported under the false guise of freedom.

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      physicalconservative

      ^This guy gets it.
      In order for there to be true freedom, there must be corporately held standards of right and wrong, otherwise we are destined to be enslaved by whatever primal urge popular culture is disguising as freedom.

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      FreedomandFratting

      My comment was not made towards you, Dorn. It was simply stating that people are getting their panties in a wad over the usual comments made on this site, such as “Being gay. NF.” etc. That is why I specifically mentioned the comment section. Also, what did my comment have to do with freedom? I just stated a fact, most fraternities are highly exclusive. This website is clearly a funny, satirical website and the comments are meant to be funny and satirical as well. No need to get serious all of a sudden because we are talking about a serious social issue. By the way, Sic Semper Fratannis, you can take that bullshit somewhere else. I never said I did not support gay marriage. I said I do not support the comment portion of this website becoming some type of forum for political correctness where all of the typically funny comments are being chastised for being insensitive. As long as it is not spewing hatred, bigotry, and makes people laugh, let it stand.

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