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Our Favorite Southern Sportscaster Dale Hansen Discusses Response To His Speech With Ellen

Following his inspiring praise of newly out football player Michael Sam and smackdown of homophobia in the NFL went viral, Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen (AKA our new hero) accepted an invitation to appear on Ellen to continue the discussion. Hanson walked onstage to join host Ellen DeGeneres and was greeted by a standing ovation from her studio audience. DeGeneres and Hansen express mutual admiration. She tells him he’s “an amazing man” and that his speech was brilliantly written and delivered, while Hansen reveals he and his wife have seen DeGeneres perform in Dallas. Hansen shrugs off compliments that he was brave to give his speech during a live newscast. “The brave thing, and the great thing, was what Michael Sam did,” he muses. Hansen says he was speaking from his heart, but adds that he wanted to “slam the hypocrisy of the NFL.” Hansen reveals that he’s received calls from Christians, “some who don’t like me now,” as well as every spectrum of America and “the response has been incredibly overwhelmingly positive.”

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9 Comments

  • Cam

    Love this guy!

  • Dakotahgeo

    Hopefully this will be the NEW and common voice of the sports world now or in the near future. Doesn’t get any better than this! Kudos, Dale!

  • Mezaien

    There are more BI heterosexual, men then Bi homosexual: AdamHomo

  • BlackHouston

    #Progress

    Queerty you better be working on a story on Uganda’s Museveni. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/official-ugandan-leader-sign-anti-gay-bill-22524396

    His officials announced eaerlier today that he is going to sign the Anti-gay bill very soon…. Parents, friends, teachers, co-workers, neighbors and landlords will be required by law to “Out” any gay people to be imprisoned (without bail) and “rehabilitated”. Nonsense.

  • Respect4all

    I love that he talked about the hypocrisy of people who claim that they want the gov’t to stay out of our lives and then support laws that tell people who they can marry and what women can do with their own bodies. Dale Hansen is now my favorite “fat, old, white guy” (his words).

  • SteveDenver

    He deserves everything and MORE! It would be so easy for a heterosexual sportscaster — in Texas — to let this issue pass, but he spoke out and took a big risk. His wife seems really sweet and I’m happy for him that this turned out so awesome for her, too.

  • Kieran

    If Dale got a call from “Christians who don’t like me now”, than they are NOT true Christians. Jesus taught us to LOVE one another. If you can’t follow that simple commandment than you can’t honestly call yourself a Christian.

  • Respect4all

    @Kieran: I keep hearing rumors about these so-called “true Christians”. I’m still waiting to hear one of them speak up in the government, in the media or any other public forum where the “true” nature of Christianity can be revealed.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Kieran: @Respect4all: I agree completely with you Kieran. However, whether one is a Christian, christian, or atheist, one can only hear, with an honest mind, what they NEED to hear, not what they WANT to hear. I tire of these people who know so much about Christianity and yet have only negative and divisive comments/responses to offer. Thanks to those who have open minds.
    Pastor Dak!

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