Go with me on this one.
Jackie Robinson and Michael Sam both broke barriers in sports.
But unlike Jackie Robinson’s blackness, Michael Sam’s gayness is merely “self-identified” and therefore not important or noteworthy.
Actually, I take that back. It is noteworthy. It’s noteworthy because the Devil clearly had a hand in all the media coverage praising Sam for breaking new ground in the NFL.
And the Devil is laughing his ass off about all of this.
Well that’s basically the summation of an article posted on the Southern Baptist Convention’s website, and our friends at Right Wing Watch were kind enough to parse through the truckload of awful to give us the absurd juicy bits:
Jackie Robinson and Michael Sam share the same skin color and are both athletes whose entrance in professional sports caused a stir in the media. And that is where the similarities end.
Robinson was an unquestionable talent who was named rookie of the year in his first major league baseball season. The only thing that had kept him out of the major leagues was his skin color and institutional racism. Sam’s future in the NFL will be decided by whether he is talented enough and not an off-field distraction. Robinson endured hatred and persecution because of his skin color whereas Sam’s homosexuality is a self-identification.
Cue collective eye roll.