Originally posted by BCubb2003
It would be a problem and it wouldn't be easy, but Jackie Robinson didn't have it easy either. It wouldn't be easy having Dennis Rodman on your team, but the Bulls won championships that way. How does a team of rowdy partiers deal with having a born-again Christian in their midst, and vice versa? Here's a completely hypothetical question: If Albert Pujols were gay, would you trade him?
Yes if it distracted from the team then I would trade him. I'm not saying to kick a gay person off of the team. I think it would be a smart thing if they just don't tout it. As far as a born again Christian being in the midst of rowdy guys??? It happens all of the time. True (and I mean true) Christians usually don't try to stuff something down someones throat. They live by example. Not everyone is going to do this and they accept that.
This argument that always seems to lead to Jackie Robinson being discussed is ridiculous. Jackie was not doing behavior that is unnatural and wrong. Jackie's problem was that he was black. Racism is just as bad as being a homosexual. It should not be tolerated.
I don't think that homosexual activity should be singled out as the big thing that everyone gets all tore up about. It is no different than a drug addict or in my opinion a steriod user. All of these are behaviors that should not be tolerated. The clubhouse cannot and should not have to put up with any of these. People can "live with" some of the others and one can argue that people should learn how to live with a gay player... I personally think that the less distraction a team has the better.
Homosexuality would be a distraction and the clubhouse doesn't need it.