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So Jason Collins is out of the closet and all over the media bold move or basketball star and still very much -- star.
But -- brave move.
Then maybe we have different definitions of brave because -- -- that is going on these days.
I don't know if I'd loosely assigned to that -- -- -- an athlete coming out.
But those rescue workers in Texas who Randy and so that exploding fertilizer plant and never got out we'll definitely.
Those emergency workers who -- even.
To that chaos and Boston to save lives clearly but an athlete however talented and gifted revealing his sexual preference of the world.
Hardly I'm not -- -- not Jason -- is like many view I have gay friends I believe strongly straighter game we should all be happy.
But we should all also have some perspective -- not being ostracized as one -- but -- and other stories to keep focusing on this story that's quite another.
All I know is -- -- still got that not in North Korea with a -- and I don't even know he essentially -- -- that he leads crazy.
And that other not in Syria -- -- stray but I know always chemical weapons scare me straight we live in a scary time that demands brave actions.
Coming out of a closet at times so many others have -- -- today.
Going into confronting those who threaten civilization itself straight -- today definitely does to me.
I had no issue covering gay rights and whether gays themselves are treated equally.
But I have of -- big issue when such stories are covered so disproportionately.
-- we assigned nearly a -- terms for someone who simply states his or her sexual preference.
-- say not a thing about the media society such stories clear preference braved enemy isn't so much those gays coming out.
But families of all stripes trying to make ends meet greed to me isn't whether you're rich athlete with a little to lose.
But an average guy just trying to get -- Brady to meet Arnold those pushing these bills -- to meet our all of those just trying to pay their bills just trying to get behind.
Just trying to be heard and for whom sexual preferences -- the issue -- -- anyone in Washington Republican or Democrat.
To hold them with their issues.
Where is an immediate clarion call for them for the small businessmen who just wants the government off his back or the beleaguered widow.
Who just wants to know why her medical -- -- going up.
-- the overwhelmed graduated just wants to know.
How will ever retires college loans or his family who just wants it now how they'll ever -- younger sister's college period.
-- their lobby where is there page one coverage where is there broadcast exclusive.
Frankly I have no idea as to the sexual preference of any of these folks just that they are hurting folks.
And that -- fighting the good fight every day -- so kudos to those who come out on their sexuality.
Just don't forget only everyday folks trying to deal.
With the every day far harsher and prevent more pressing.
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