go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 2/11/13

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology baseball player Sean Karson recently revealed that he is gay, and he says he has received a positive reaction from his teammates.

Karson is a junior third baseman who batted .350 for the team last season. A co-captain and two-year starter, Karson asked his coach if he could address his teammates during a recent indoor practice, the Boston Herald reports. That’s when he revealed to his teammates in a tearful speech that he is gay. He told the newspaper that the reaction was positive.

“They came up and gave me high fives and said they’d have my back and everything,” he told the Herald. “It was so supportive, it was ridiculous.”

Karson says he didn’t get a warm reaction from all his teammates at first, but the ones who didn’t immediately approach him later sent him emails to say how much they respected him.

Karson, who is a chemical engineering major and founder of a technology startup called Sponge Systems, told the Herald that coming out has been an emotionally freeing experience.

“I have never been myself up until very recently,” he told the Herald. “Everything’s been just sort of cold and calculated. I’ve been in this fortress, I guess, and haven’t let my emotions out at all.

“I worried that I had no emotions, that I didn’t feel much about anything. It was really weird.”

Karson was inspired to come out by former University of Southern Maine baseball player James Nutter, who recently came out. Outsports.com says Karson spent Super Bowl weekend at the Facebook headquarters in California as part of a conference for LGBT tech students, which may have played a role in his decision to come out. Karson also believes that a professional athlete is going to come out in the near future; he said that it would happen in the next month. He thinks things are changing in the sports world.

“But sports are never going to be a scary place for LGBT people again," he told the Herald. "The locker room is going to be a safe space everywhere.”

Though Karson has had a positive experience so far, he only needs to refer back to the comments of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver to know that some athletes will have a problem with gay teammates. Regardless, Karson’s announcement is a positive step in athletics.

Photo via MIT athletics

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
Comments 1-100 (of 118):
  • Be yourself and congratulations for having the guts to do what you have done. Life is best for all, when everyone is honest about themselves and it is great to hear you are receiving the support you deserve!
  • This a must see. Google the term "CRAZY RICH CASH" and go to the top site. Click on their REFINANCE page to see what the rich are hiding from all of us.
  • Never heard of him and don't care.
  • Then go stick ur head in the oven Solts YouAgain.
    Sean is a great ball player & role model! His parents should be extremely proud of him.
  • Why do I have to know what he does in his bedroom?...I really don't care where he sticks it as long as he keeps it to himself...
  • ...and his teammates can play by those same rules. Agreed?
  • You don't have to know what he does in the bedroom. He told his TEAMMATES, not YOU. You only read the story because you are nosing into somebody else's business. If you don't want to see this kind of thing, click on EBay and order you some toe socks or antique china or something. Nosy bitch.
  • Like heteros keep what THEY do in the bedroom to themselves...?
  • being a sexual pervert is not being a role model. it is a sad testament to a wasted life of being seperated from God and His eternal love.
  • You are homophobic intolerant piece of fecal matter.
    Gays are not hated by God he loves and forgives all.
    Judge not lest ye be judged- Matthew 7:1
  • Perhaps if you studied "just a bit more of scripture"; you'd be in a better position to quote the bible. Please allow me to open your eyes & mind: God says, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22)
  • Jesus also said: love each other as i have loved you!! we are not to judge, only God judges!
  • Leviricus also says:Don't look at any naked menstruating women. 18:19

    Don't mix seeds when sowing a field or wear a garment with mixed fibers. 19:19

    If you have sex with a slave woman, you must then scourge her. 19:20

    Children who curse their parents, and adulterers, must be killed. 20:9-12

    The unchaste daughters of priests must be burnt to death. 21:9

    Handicapped people must not approach the altar. 21:16-23 Are we really living by the word? Stop quoting this and sounding absolutely silly with your selective interpretations of a "guide" that was used to stop men from pillaging men and women.
  • But, you see, that's exactly what they do. They cherry-pick their comic book Bible, and decide which passages they'll obey (i.e. Which passages match their own biases.) and which they'll ignore. It's just like the gun nuts, who feel they're allowed to ignore the first half of the Second Amendment while worshipping the second half. The Christian Bible has two (2) passages denouncing homosexuality: one in the Old Testament, and one in the New. That same bible not only has more than a DOZEN passages denouncing adultery - IN ADDITION TO ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS! - yet these same Jesus Phreaks violate THAT whenever they feel like it. I think that's called "hypocrisy"...
  • jockmama, You lib's do the same thing. Jesus said that a man should leave his father and Mother and Find a Wife, NOT ANOTHER MAN. A WOMEN.
    The second Admendment is not in Parts , You have to go by the whole thing.
    remember one thing To Be the sinner is one thing BUT when you agree with them you are also Sining.You amy not be a homo but if you agree with it you also are just as Much a siner as they .
    It say's Not only do they do these things but they also encourage others.
  • Exactly, taking the whole of the second amendment, it means right to bear arms by a well regulated militia. How many of you gun nuts are members of a well regulated militia? You guys distort the second amendment for your own means.
  • your bigotry is what is detestable.

  • I'm so glad your not intolerant and judgemental. Calling people fecal matter is always mature and tolerant. It is always amazes me how we who have a different opinion are the intolerant "crap" I guess, when you are allowed to be as intolerant as you please toward us. Yes God loves all men. He sent his son to die for everyone, but the New Testiment is very clear about Homosexuality, you can't change that to suit what you think.
  • The New Testament has ONE passage condemning homosexuality, and that was allegedly written by Saul/Paul, who never personally met Jesus and so wasn't "infected" with Jesus' tolerance of difference. And there are many biblical scholars who believe that that passage was a 6th Century addition by some bishop looking for biblical imprimature for his own prejudices. You can't decide which parts of the Bible you'll live by, and which you'll ignore. It's all or nothing - and the all contains some of the idiotic stuff this side of Marvel Comics.
  • You don't even know how to spell "Testament"...I think Jesus wants you to work on your spelling. It is none of anyone's business how another believes (or doesn't). That is personal & we have no right to inflict that on another. If we worked harder on keeping our OWN side of the street clean, instead of worrying about the other, the world would certainly be a better place.
  • I love how focus on his spelling instead of the content of his post. The reason being, if you did you'd have nothing to say because you can't deny the sense he's making.
  • I read the same story above and didn't see anywhere in it that he was admitting to being a pervert. He is Gay, thats the way God made him. Be thankful he is living his truth and not a lie. How would you feel if a "straight acting" individual marrried your daughter then you found out later that he was gay. Hate him for lying and living the truth you prefer him to live.
  • God doesn't make a man gay, he makes them male and female. The rest is up to us.
  • You have NO idea what God does and does not do. Claiming to speak for Him is referred to as "blasphemy." You can BELIEVE, but don't even TRY to claim you KNOW!
  • Oh baloney.
  • How about this, God didn't make anything, there is no God.
  • You. Your opinion. Your comment. Your religious delusions. All omissible.
  • He did not claim to be a role model. He also did not claim to be leading a wasted life. He also did not say he is separated from God. Those are YOUR judgments. You ain't God. To assume the role of JUDGE makes you as guilty of sin against the Father as anyone else.
  • As a Catholic myself, I find it is very interesting how much "Christians" are looking to be judge, jury and executioner in the Name of GOD instead of being loving, tolerant and understanding towards all people.
  • That is, if you belive in a supernatural friend in the sky. Since the Constitution says we don't HAVE to, your pseudo-religious commentary falls on deaf ears. I'm sure Karson doesn't feel his life is wasted, nor that what he does makes him a pervert. It just doesn't match what YOU think, and that's not a crime. I can't figure out how bigots feel "God and His eternal love" while hating. If he turns in another .350 season, you can bet the pro scouts won't be turned off by his being gay.
  • Being Gay does not mean it's perverted. What Karson did took courage. There are so may different version of the Holy Bible with so many inconsistencies counter-dicting each other there is no true Holy Bible. The first one was not written for almost 500 after Christ walked the earth and has been re-translated from a Latin version and in several languages. One of the verses in KJV in the New Testament says "he without sin cast the first stone".... Gay people are human beings too. There are several thousand species on earth that commit homosexual acts several times a day and one of those species Homosapians are the only ones that is Homophobic. God knows who is gay or straight before we are all born, He loves everyone of us. There are too many preachers out there teaching that homosexuality is wrong is preaching hate. Being Homophobic shows you hate and that is a sin.
  • Most people don't follow D3 sports, unless it's their alma mater. So the liklihood that you HAD heard of him is vanishingly small - especially since it doesn't sound like you went to MIT. So why in the world did you feel the need to comment at all?
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • I know a gay guy that hated being in the locker room for showers after practice just saying
  • Yeah. Probably didn't want the guys to see him sporting a boner.
  • I have been in locker rooms and showers with lots of guys. The ones that I knew were gay never had an erection in the showers. Only the straight guys.
  • Solts/.. Hes at MIT ..you probably dont have a GED .. If hes gay it really doesnt matter ..IM guessing hes WAY smarter than you and is gonna make way more money than you at your mcwendys gig
  • GodVox's remarks to SoltsYou Again, were very crass. SoltsYouAgain did not make an hateful anti-gay or homophobic remark. He simply stated that He never heard of Sean Karson (few people follow division 3 College Baseball) and he didn't care if he was gay. I think many people long for the day when no one cares about another person's sexual orientation. I can't see the point in GodVox's tasteless elitist remarks about Solts education, net worth, or job. I abhor those that look down their noses at any group of people without having walked in their shoes.
  • And I can't see why someone who admitted he never heard of the guy and didn't care insisted in posting that nevertheless.
  • it doesn't matter how much money you make when you end up burning in hell for eternity. Read the Bible, know the truth.
  • AMEN!!!!!
  • The Bible says nothing of burning in hell.
    Read more than just 2 verses you intolerant homophobic people
  • I've gone through the Bible more than a dozen times, and I can't remember a single passage about someone "burning in hell for eternity" - or even an afternoon. Apparently you only read the passages that agree with your bigotry, and ignore the rest. Do you REALLY call that "being Christian?"
  • You asked for the truth, here it is, from the bible, from JESUS himself."For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it." (Matt 19: 8-12)Eunuch are men for whatever reason can not have or choose not to have sex with women. I'm asexual. It is not my choice nor is is the choice of gay and lesbian people. What is most detestable is when "Christians" use the bible to promote their own hate. But Jesus said that people will not be able to accept this truth. He knew that there would be arm chair christians who would do nothing with their lives but sit on their butt and spew hate. AMEN me!!!

  • I love how certain you are, when even if there is a God, you cannot possibly comprehend him. To protest otherwise is blasphemy.
  • good for him.. and good for his teammates and the school..of course, i'd be remiss if i didn't at least consider the possibility that the positive reaction was at least in part because he's htting .350..would it be as enthusiastic if he were hitting below the mendoza line...190..??..:-)
  • My only issue with a gay teammate would be being uncomfortable in the locker room. No one thinks men should be allowed in a womens locker room - so why should it be OK to have a gay teammate in a men's locker room? And before you bring it up, I've never thought female reporters should be allowed in guys locker rooms, either. There's just some privacy lines that should not be crossed. Other than that, as long as the guy can play, no problem.
  • As a Gay man, I actually get your point there, but I can say that in the locker room in high school, I would NEVER even look another guys direction, maybe out of fear, or whatever the reason, but I have to believe if I was a straight guy, i would feel as uncomfortable as a woman would feel if a guy were in her lockerroom! so I agree with you. But HUGE props to this guy and his amazing teamates! :)
  • Actually, straight men have absolutely no problem showering and sharing the locker room with gay men. Obviously, Sean's teammates have been showering with a gay man for over two years without incurring any physical or psychological harm. Their manhood and own sexual identity and orientation was not altered or jeopardized in any way. It's only when they 'learn' of a persons homosexuality does it create 'discomfort'...and of course, this 'discomfort' only affects the 'mind'. And although odd to imagine in this particular case, the 'discomfort' of his teammates would be lessened to practically zero if gay Sean also happened to be blind, just as Sean's batting average would be lessened to practically zero if that were the case. It's hard to imagine that at one time in history, homosexual men like Alexander the Great, and the Sacred Band of Thebes before him, were the most powerful, and simultaneously feared and respected men on Earth...nowadays would need to rely upon the fickle 'approval' of heterosexual men just to play a game and possibly shower afterwards. smh
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • why so many people accept sexual perversion as a normal human condition is beyond me. love the sinner, hate the sin. pray for him to become the person God created him to be.and no it wasn't to pervert what God made perfect.
  • Actually, God does not love the sinner and hate the sin. God hates the man who deals in iniquity and further hates his soul. As GK Chesterston stated: “Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.” The boy is sick and is a pervert, no matter how good he is at baseball.
  • God says, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22)
  • Go did not say that, moses did.You people that atttribute the Scripture to God are fools. Leviticus is the third book of HEBREW laws which he wrote in order to keep his tribes joined together through the threat of death as is dictated by his laws. He assumed the position of God on Earth. He wrote the laws, to break a law was a sin, to sin was to die, to break his law was to die. In order to insure the adhereance to his laws , he empowered the people with the right to enforce the laws themselves. That is why you can still see today in the middle East groups of people stoning others to death, burning, choking, beheading, chopping off hands and such. The Mercy of god's people is truly the cruelest joke that has been played on the human race.
  • That was Moses. Not God. Once again here is what Jesus said..."For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it." (Matt 19: 8-12)Stop putting Moses' words in God's mouth. Moses was a man of God, with his own opnion. Jesus is God, full of God's opinion. The same can be said for Paul.

  • I feel bad for you...The GOD I know doesn't hate. He loves each and every one of us and waits for us to come to him of our own free will. Even if we don't, HE never stops loving us. This is between this young man and HIS God. We don't get to judge his life or his relationship with the Lord.
  • I love how you think you can speak for God. None of can speak for "him" if "he" even exists.
  • So special. I hope they had a team shower to celebrate.
  • Pray for this young man to find freedom from his sexual perversion. God can free him from this stronghold.
    Love the sinner, hate the sin. Pray he escapes from his addiction to perverse sex.
  • Agreed!
  • you go ahead, in the meantime...I'll be praying that blood circulation to your cerebrum is restored...or your typing finger becomes paralyzed. Either way...thank you. Amen.
  • Why don't you pray for all those straight people who have sex out of wedlock.
  • Your gay, who cares, play ball...
  • i guess the back yard doesn't believe in God. they have deleted 5 of my posts that mention God. Too bad for them that they do not believe in the 1st amendment of the US Constitution either. must be a bunch of liberals.
  • Uhm, you do know the 1st amendment prohibits the government from interfering in speech, right? Last time I checked, the YarkBarker is not a government entity....
  • Five posts and you're still polluting this site? I guess the editors just realize that BackYard isn't a private forum for self-righteous hacks like you.

  • Trcoa here is something for you to read.You can find it in Luke:

    Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
    And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
  • trcoa1, you are a sick man. Get off your religious soap box and accept that God created us all and loves us all. This strong man is twenty times the person you are. God created gay folks, so do not try to preach that he is a sexual pervert. You are the individual who needs to be saved before you go to hell from condemning innocent souls and being so damn judgemental. And also know that I am a practicing Catholic and big time Republican.......so do not pretend to speak for folks such as myself.

    Sean, congratulations on your courage and your tremendous teammates.
  • If "God created gay folks" {as you wrote; please explain this biblical reference: God says, "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable" (Leviticus 18:22) Just to be clear, I AM NOT A XIAN! Still, the word says, what it says.
  • Well, whomever wrote Leviticus CLAIMED God spoke to him. No proof, though. It just seems like a pat way to get your personal ideas accepted by the sheeple: claim God told you so. Of course, Leviticus 18 tells you not to have sex with a LOT of people and things rednecks have sex with. Why single this one out?
  • To say that God created us all and loves us all (equally) says that there are no evil individuals in the world (maybe just bad action). Are we willing to say that God is for all regardless of their actions? If so, then Jesus's life was in vain - there was no purpose for forgiving sins since there are no sins (according to your logic). Homosexuaklity puts evolutionists in a dilemma since it is posited on the theory of survival of the fittest (regarding the perpetuation of the species). Evolution should have made homosexuality extinct millions of years ago since it is not a characteristic that perpetuates the species. Darwinism and theoretically homosexuality in 3% of the population are in direct conflict.
    Ps. I love the young man as a fellow citizen. However, he has chosen to throw away the life-giving power that has been divinely bestowed upon him.
    I understand that referencing God is a no-no. I am a medical doctor and because of that background my spirituality has increased. Believe me, you don't really want to be here on the planet and have all of your hope resting in humankind, especially not in doctors (that is no slam on me or my medical cohorts, just a recognition of our limited capabilities).
    I rest.
  • Gee. You made it all the way through med school and STILL don't understand how evolution works. The theory applies to entire species, not to individuals, because the individual lifespan is too short to make any changes in the species. Look at it this way: Until the last 30 years or so, homosexuals down through history have not reproduced (except for lesbians who were raped by straight men...), yet homosexuality has not disappeared. How is that possible? Almost every single homosexual in the world is the product of a heterosexual family - yet gays who reproduce (via artifical insemination) almost always produce STRAIGHT children. That would seem to favor nature over nurture.
  • Here we go again. Nothing against gays but why do they always have to make a big announcement about being gay. If they want equality fine then act like every one else and just be gay or straight or whatever, why advertise it over the Internet? It's no big deal. You don't win a prize for being gay.
  • Think about it--everytime a straight person says "my wife", "my boyfriend", "my husband", etc., they are announcing their sexuality. Why can't gays be afforded the same?
  • If I remember what my friends told me about high school locker rooms, the straight players literally never SHUT UP about their sexuality. It was ALL they talked about.

    You don't win a prize for being gay, but an Out gay is indeed a role model for closeted gays. And a gay college jock who can bat .350 tells young gays that gay and athletic are NOT mutually exclusive. I've seen some incredible performances at the International Gay Games. Performances that 98% of straights could NEVER match.
  • It matters because straight athlete's announce their sexuality every day. Gays should be afforded the same right.
  • When I was a younger..... The public viewed homoesexuality as an action, not who a person is. Why is it now that we glorify homosexual sex, like they should be proud of it, and their parents should be proud of it as well. If everyone would be honest, they would say it is unnatural as being attracted to an animal, child, relative, etc. What a person does, doesnt' make them a race. When ACTION is involved, ACTION can be changed. Race and gender can be altered, but not changed.
  • So does you having sexual relations mean that you can choose your orientation?
  • Ask a pediphyle. No one understands their orientation either. Born that way?? I don't think so.
  • People act like he's some type of Hero for announcing he's gay. "Good for Him" "Good for the Team" good for what? This guy is a very good ball player at a very good school, that should be the story, not his sexual preferences. All of this coming out and making a big splash is so yesterday. It's common for sports teams to have gays and straights, whats the big deal, nothing in 2013.
  • Well said!
  • The problem is that most of those gays on sports teams have to live in the closet while there straight teammates can be openly straight. Why can't gays live openly like their straight teammates.
  • This is a boy, not quite a young man. His parents should sit him down and ask him some serious questions.
    1. Have you had sex yet?
    2. How old were you when you first had sex?
    3. How old was your first sex partner when the two (or more) of you had sex?
    4. Was your first sex partner a male or a female?
    5. Who was the aggressor?
    These questions are necessary for the parents and this young male get the right answers to why he is doing what he is doing. Priest are not the only adults that molest males when they are adolescent and vulnerable.
  • First he is a young man who is probably on the scale of genius. MIT has a history of finding all the smart people. So lets not sit johnny down on the couch and talk about the birds and the bees.

    Let me Answer your questions:
    1. Yes
    2. 16
    3. 16
    4. Male
    5. Me

    No Priest, No Child Molesting Father or Neighbor. I knew when I was very young that I was attracted to guys. I have crossed the line out of guilt imposed upon me by the general public. I got out of that lying and returned to who I am. I do not feel perverted, I live a monogamous life. For some reason the public at large is convinced that Gay people constantly swap partners which is simply not true. Also did you know that Straight peopel make up 99% of all Divorce. Something that the bible clearly doesn't allow. But I don't see the religous freaks standing outside the famly court calling people sinners when they walk out. Hits a little too close to home.
  • Why exactly, do you think he is not a young man? And what would talking about this stuff change? Your logic is that his parents could sit him down and talk him out of his feelings? If it were that simple, we would have much fewer teen pregnancies and no need for birth control. Parents would just lay down the edict that their child can't have sex until its appropriate and with a pre-approved partner. Heck, with that logic, we should be living in a much nicer world with less crime, too!
  • It's common sense.... Man with woman. Weirdos like weird sex. Were they born to do that???? No... Self control! Some weirdos actually are attracted to kids, animals, same sex, relatives, and other weird stuff... Not who you are, but the weird stuff you choose to do.... Don't choose the weird stuff.. Be normal, and have self control.
  • GLBT? What does the T stand for in GLBT? Is that for transexual? So,what next,your mom is going to comeout and tell everyone she always wanted to be a man and the only thing stopping her is the lack for funds for the operation! Are we as the public to be responsible for every wierdo sexual peccadillos! I'm coming out tomorrow and I want the press to cover my coming out.I'm annoucing i'm heterosexual! That's it,I have it off my consciense now.I feel released.Who is paying for my hooers? I need hookers,now!I deserve hookers after all those years of living in that horrible closet.Bring on the hookers.Where is my support?
  • Just because God doesn't hate the Sinner doesn't mean that he will be in Heaven with God. A Sin is A Sin, If you live in Sin and Die even though God did Love you , he gave you the Chance to Change your Sinful Ways. God does Love you and Hates the Sin, SO DON'T SIN.
    Remember it is in Your Heart, And God knows what is in Your Heart. Learn To Forgive, Ask God to Forgive You, Learn to forgive People And for God to Forgive you ,You have to Change your Sinful Ways and your will be Forgiven. GOD
  • People don't even know how people are supposed to have sex. Crazy world we live in.... Must accept people! No matter how weird it gets... GAG!!!! PUKE!!!! Must accept the weirdness! Or ELSE you're a HATER!
  • Remember when God created Man and Women, He gave the Man the Pole and The Women the Hole.Reason given is to Keep Life going. Two Ploes Can Not keep Life Going and Neither can Two Holes.
    Shaunnsd, The Bible also doesn't aloud Homosexuality.Divorce is not a Sin Unless you Re-Marry.99% of Divorces because Gay's can't Marry. But since some State let Gays marry there are gays getting Divorced, When as many gays get Married as Hetersexuals The Divorce Rate will Climb.
  • I recall crying when I told my teammates I was straight. They gave me a strange look rather than high fiving me ... what gives ?
  • I don't think it would be right to treat this young man badly, but I do wonder about the showering and changing in the locker room now. It would tend to make some uncomfortable. That aside, why do we have to hear every time someone declares themself gay, as if it is just the biggest news ever? This is just another way of desensitising us to homosexuality. I don't think this ploy will ever work for me. Sorry.
  • You don't "have to hear" you just chose to read this. If you don't want to "have to hear" then click on something else. Since you chose to click on this story, it means that you are intrigued by the subject. Why is that????
  • Says the guy who commented on another article saying, "Who are you to judge someone for what they chose to do with themselves?" Calling the kettle black, hypocrite. Do society a favor and shut your mouth.
  • This has nothing to do with sports..as many of these posts do not. Ok, learned Bible scholars. I drank terribly for years. Finally met someone with whose help I have been able to stay sober for years. She told me years later she was gay. So why did God put her in my life to help me? Was I better off drinking rather than accepting a sinners help. Ok enough of that. I'm impressed with 350 batting average and chemical engineering and a start up company. You go guy, thanks for making positive contributions to the world.
  • So many people attribute what they read in the Bible as, ”God Said” this and that. Fortunately, “God” did not say all that your read. “Men Said” those things.
    As a “Metaphysician” who studies religious text, what we, the people, should be adhering to is, “Jesus’ Teachings.? You won’t read anywhere where Jesus denounced anyone for being “Gay.” All you need do is go to “Beatitudes” and see what Jesus said. If you want to understand what “God” said, just read the “Ten Commandments,” according to what Moses received from the “Temple Mount.”
    Just as we have men saying things today attributed to God, men did the same thing back in the Old Testament. These were men with their own ideas as they are today. That’s not to say that some of these men weren’t “Prophets.” Prophets were men, too. That’s to say that some of them espoused their own ideology to suit their own needs.
    So to you who think you have the right to find fault with someone else’s sexual preference, get off your soapbox. You are no better than the Bakers or Swaggerts in this world. You are no better than the people who find incest tolerable, or the fraternity brothers who submit other brothers to your despicable tortures in becoming a frat brother; and that includes committing acts of sodomy.
    Remember, “GOD IS LOVE.” PERIOD…
  • Maybe I am behind the times but what is an LGBT?
  • I think it's Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender, a group for all of them. I am straight but I know this because I keep up with the times. Education doesn't just belong in school.
  • Okay, First kudos to Sean Karson for his courage and prowess on the field. Second, to all of the religious Bible thumping sinners out there, read deepet into you bible and discover that you are poscribed from any position other than the Missionary and that no other wise pleasurable contact should be made even in that position. So it appears you may have been doing it all wrong for years, generations even. With the myriad of problems that we humans face day to day and year after year that we beseach the All Mighties grace and assistance with that are much due to our own creation from children starving to the practice of genocide which many times we turn a blind eye to, except for an hour or two on Sunday, I think He has much greater concerns as to who we sleep with. After all He is the creator of all and every. And all that he creates is good, and if i have been gay since my earliest awakening, then it must be Him who made me that way, and so who are you to say that i am an error a mistake and a unfit human. Are you prostalizing to asuage your own deficiencies and imperfections, does the whole world have to be just like you? Talented and intelligent persons in or on the fringes of the media spotlight have come out, and rather than having been recognized for their talents and contributions have been marginalized by folks like you.....

    Pardon me, got side tracked. Sean there may be a cretin or two out on the mound who may take aim at you, hope you're quick to the duck, and if they do bean you, shake it off on your trot down to first, then promptly steal second. Good luck in the season ahead.
  • To Sean Karson: My wishes for another great year on the field and in the classroom to a good man!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe I'll become an MIT fan along with Oregon State and Stanford!!!!
    Your teammates are awesome.... It took good teammates to allow us to enjoy and appreciate Jackie Robinson, and now you and your teammates also have helped the game to be a better place!!!!
  • See more comments >>

Report: Aldridge not impressed with Lakers' branding pitch

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

A-Rod, Yankees, union in talks to donate HR bonus to charity

Dez Bryant, Cowboys reportedly on verge of contract extension

Report: Braxton Miller to reveal 'immediate plans' next week


Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

England loses World Cup semifinal to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

Braxton Miller had 'successful' check-up visit

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

Report: Los Angeles Clippers will sign Paul Pierce

Putting Chris Sale’s strikeout streak in historical perspective

Chargers job listing: Applicants must be open to move to LA

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

Sizing up baseball's (potential) trade deadline sellers

Emmitt Smith backs out as judge at Miss USA Pageant

Holes-in-one at PGA Tour event means $100 in fans' pockets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

David West explains why he opted out of Pacers contract

Warriors, Draymond Green agree to 5-year, $85 million deal

Twins call up top prospect Miguel Sano

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Aldridge not impressed with Lakers' branding pitch

Gone are the days when the Los Angeles Lakers were perennial contenders for an NBA championship, producing a product that essentially sold itself to free agents. Now, the Lakers have to work to convince players that the franchise can turn things around. They were apparently unable to do that with LaMarcus Aldridge. On Wednesday, Mike...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago

A-Rod, Yankees, union in talks to donate HR bonus to charity

As Alex Rodriguez neared the milestone of 660 career homers earlier this season, the otherwise significant accomplishment — the New York Yankees slugger’s tainted history notwithstanding — was marred with the news that A-Rod and the team were at odds over the disbursement of a $6 million marketing bonus he was due for it. The...Read More The post A-Rod, Yankees, union in negotiations...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago

Dez Bryant, Cowboys reportedly on verge of contract extension

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has no intention of playing the 2015 season under a one-year contract, and he may not have to. According to a report from Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, the Cowboys are “very optimistic” that a long-term extension between Bryant and the team is imminent. Fisher adds...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago

Report: Braxton Miller to reveal 'immediate plans' next week

Braxton Miller’s recovering from shoulder surgery. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller tweeted yesterday that he had a successful check-up with his doctors, and it appears he is on his way to full recovery from the torn labrum in his shoulder that cost him the entire 2014 season.  Now, the final question is where will Miller play the 2015 campaign, his final one at the...
Via College Spun
5 hours ago

Kobe responds to Aldridge report with funny meme

Kobe Bryant has now gone five years without winning an NBA championship. Before that, Bryant went a solid seven years without tasting the sweet flavor of holding the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Los Angeles Lakers have been trying like hell to find a quality running mate for Bryant, but it just hasn’t worked out. Pau […]
Via Gamedayr
14 hours ago

One pitch away: Carrasco loses no-hitter in bottom of the 9th

One. Pitch. That’s how close Indians righthander Carlos Carrasco was to no-hitting the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Wednesday night. WFNY will have a full game recap tomorrow morning, but here’s the quick and dirty of what happened. Carrasco was perfect through six innings. He struck out 10, including two hitters in the each of the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth innings...
Via Waiting For Next Year
16 hours ago

England loses World Cup semifinal to Japan in heartbreaking fashion

There are few feelings more deflating in the game of soccer than allowing an own goal. Sending the ball into your own net in the semifinal of World Cup action is one example of a more painful, disastrous moment. In the 92nd minute of a 1-1 tie against defending champion Japan, England defender Laura Bassett attempted to clear a well-placed cross, but her ill-fated deflection...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Braxton Miller had 'successful' check-up visit

Braxton Miller’s shoulder appears to be (almost) ready to go.  Earlier today, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said his quarterback, who missed the 2014 season recovering from a torn labrum in his right shoulder, is “almost ready.”  Tonight, Miller had a check-up visit with his doctors (noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews among them). The check-up went well.  Successful check...
Via College Spun
17 hours ago

Raptors signing Carroll is shrewdest move of free agency

DeMarre Carroll made the announcement on social media Wednesday that he is heading to Toronto to play for head coach Dwane Casey and the Raptors. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 #WeTheNorth I will be playing for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.