Recently homosexual bloggers have filled the web condemning Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer and Strength Coach Mickey Marotti for forcing players not living up to expectations to wear lavender Jerseys as punishment.
If a player fails a couple of times, though, he is singled out — as in, he is handed the lavender shirt, a stain that takes at least a week of renewed gusto to erase.
“You don’t want to wear those,” senior linebacker Etienne Sabino said yesterday.
Pete Olsen, a gay Ohio State law student who writes the Wide Rights sports blog, and Ohio State law professor and gay rights advocate Doug Whaley have called out Meyer and Marotti:
First, and the focus of my concern, while being masked as a tool to build a competitive team environment, forcing a player to wear a lavender jersey as punishment is patently homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, etc. It takes a color that is feminine—and regularly associated with either women or the gay community—and assigns it to weakness, lack of commitment, or failure to work hard. It is then used to demean and humiliate, you know, because the color is capable of emasculating even the manliest of men.
Retired Ohio State law professor Doug Whaley then wrote a letter to the editor at Columbus Dispatch:
So Ohio State football’s new director of performance makes players who are loafers on the field, in the weight room, etc., wear a lavender shirt to embarrass them. Does he also use anti-gay slurs when referring to these slackers or is the shirt’s color enough to send the same homophobic message?
In his blog Whaley condemns Meyer for emphasizing Christianity to the team and offering optional Bible studies. An author, Professor and aethiest Whaley then conjures up a scenario about Meyer:
Suppose you are an 18 year-old Ohio State player, newly recruited to the team, and you come from a family of atheists. When the famous Urban Meyer puts his arm around you and asks if you’ve “found Jesus” and want to attend the coach’s Bible study and prayer groups, what will you reply? If you smile and say, “Sorry, coach, but I don’t believe in that stuff,” you’ll soon be very familiar with sitting on the bench, and the scholarship you’ve been granted will shortly be at risk. Go along, get along, or get out.
Does anybody believe for a second that a coach who has won 2 national titles would tell an atheist to “go along or get out” as Whaley says? Or rather, is he simply demanding an unrealistic politically correct narrative pushed on our kids by his professor friends and the church of TV?
He then goes on further, discussing the horror some players may be going through with the lavender shirts:
It never occurs to Marotti, of course, that some of his players might actually be gay or that even the straight ones often have gay friends and relatives who would be very offended by this form of humiliation. The Bible, in the view of evangelicals, clearly consigns homosexuals to eternal torment in hell, and obviously they’re such lavender sissies that none of them could possibly be football players of any worth.
I wish I could say this is unbelievable but it’s not. This is exactly what one would expect from a retired, gay rights advocate, atheist Law Professor who wants everyone to conform to his views in the name of PC tolerance and sensitivity. Oh well, just another pointless social issue to get worked up about.
Stay distracted this off-season football fans and remember that the government loves all of us the exact same as long as we pay our taxes or rely on Uncle Sam or want Big Sis to protect us from the evil doers like Urban Meyer. If you are suspected of being naughty, expect a pat down from the gay rights advocate Professor All-American wet dream PC police.