Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The biggest sports news story on Monday was Jason Collins coming out as the first openly gay active athlete in the four major American professional sports leagues. The announcement has been met with a groundswell of support from other pro athletes, presidents past and present and those in Hollywood. And then, inevitably, there have been those who made statements that have come off as wholly ignorant and offensive, namely Chris Broussard, Mike Wallace and Tim Brando. And you may as well add Mark Jackson to the list: Jackson: “As a Christian man I have beliefs of what’s right and what’s wrong. That being said, I know Jason Collins, I know his family … — Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) April 29, 2013 Jackson: “…And certainly praying for them at this time.” — Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) April 29, 2013 We know already Jackson has in the past been open about his Christian beliefs and is a pastor at his own church. So, this position coming from a devoutly religious man isn’t that surprisi...
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