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Female Softball Player Comes Out as Straight

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 19, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    A college softball player from the University of Texas shocked the sports world today by coming out as a heterosexual.

    In an emotional press conference this morning, Jennifer Ryan, 23, announced that she was a “proud member” of the opposite-sex community. The senior shortstop is believed to be the first and only openly straight women’s softball player in the history of NCAA athletics.

    “I would just like to thank everyone who has supported me through this difficult time in my life,” she told reporters at McCombs Field in Austin. “For years I have known that I was different, but lacked the courage to be open about my lifestyle with family, friends and teammates.

    “Today I would like to tell the world that I am straight. It’s not something that I chose. I was simply born this way. And after years of living in the closet, the time has come for me to start being who I really am.

    “I want to tell every little girl in America: you don’t have to be gay to be an elite softball player. Straight athletes hit just as hard, pitch just as hard, and run just as hard as everybody else.

    “Hopefully my example will inspire other straight softball players to come out from the shadows. We need to stand up and be recognized for the amazing contributions we have made to this sport.”

    http://dailycurrant.com/2014/04/10/female-softball-player-comes-out-as-straight/
     
  2. Winman

    Winman Active Member

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    Oh, this is disgusting!

    What's next? Are they going to march down the streets?

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    Just horrible. :tongue3:
     
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    I'm guessing everyone knows The Daily Currant is a satirical website?

    Ya do now, if'n ya didn't. :laugh:
     
  4. pinoybaptist

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    Satirical or not, it at least sends a message. I hope more straights come out of the closet.
     
  5. SolaSaint

    SolaSaint Well-Known Member

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    It's funny in a way but serious also. Good idea to turn the tables on them to show them how silly they are.
     
  6. JohnDeereFan

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    I have a niece who played softball for a major SEC school. While she isn't a lesbian, she says the stereotype is very, very true, and that many of the girls on her team were openly lesbian.
     
  7. Zaac

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    I know it's satire. But it's definitely not the sort of approach the Body of Christ needs to take or advocate. We're still talking about people who may be in need of a Savior. Compassion goes a long way. And it's hard to appear concerned for someone's eternity when they think you're making fun of their "struggle". Just not what the Body needs to become known for.
     
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