Well, thanks for showing tha love Tim Hardaway!
(CBS4) MIAMI Former Miami Heat superstar Tim Hardaway told a local sports radio show that he "hates gay people."Hardaway made the comments while he was being interviewed by Dan Le Batard on 790 the Ticket Wednesday afternoon.The five time All Star was asked how he would deal with a gay teammate."First of all I wouldn't want him on my team," said Hardaway. "Second of all, if he was on my team I would really distance myself from him because I don't think that's right and I don't think he should be in the locker room when we're in the locker room."Le Batard took Hardaway to task, pointing out that his comments were 'flatly homophobic' and bigoted, but that only seemed to stir up the former point guard."Well, you know, I hate gay people," Hardaway said in response to Le Batard. "I let it be known I don't like gay people. I don't like to be around gay people. I'm homophobic. It shouldn't be in the world, in the United States, I don't like it."
Even better, comments from everyday folk to this story:
-He's straight and proud of it.....he just told it like it is. Give him credit!!! Sheri Stacy, Ohio
-Tim is right. Not only is it disgusting behavior, it is unnatural, unhealthy, and irreligious. Unatural because it goes against nature.(No explanation needed on this one) Unhealthy, because homosexuals die 20years sooner than heterosexuals and they have more suicides and homosides. Irreligious, because all three of the worlds great religions condem the behavior. FYI Believing homosexuality to be these things does not make one homophobic. I have no fear of them. - Steven Tanner, Laguna Beach
-Way to go Tim! I'll bet the little f**-puppies were pissing in their pantyhose! In the first place there is nothing gay about them - they are sick aberrations of nature: they are fa***ts. And where they came up with that stupid 'homophobic' crap is beyond me - phobic denotes an irrational fear, and we don't fear them (except in public restrooms and parks); we simply dislike them intensely, because most of them are really deeply disturbed individuals and give normal people the creeps. Somehow the liberal media has decided to become the champions of these sick things, and treat normal people like the sick ones - typical liberal dementia. Thanks for the breath of fresh air Mr. Hardaway! -- Jim Helvey, St. Petersburg (straight)
-I totally support that Tim had to say because I feel the same way myself. Over the years I have fired four people that have worked for me because I found out that they were gay. Homosexuality is completely and totally UNACCEPTABLE! -- Tom Retzlaff, San Antonio, Texas (Straight)
-Tim's opinion is the common opinion of Heterosexuals. It's nothing new, so I don't see why it should be seen as offending.The idea of Homosexuality is flat out sick. Men and women were created the way they were for a purpose. In sex education I was taught that it was Homosexuals who brought about HIV and AIDS. I think it's time more folks gave their honest opinion in public rather than giving sympathetic respect for something that belongs in the same category as mental illness. -- Chris Reinhold, Minneapolis (straight)
-Are you kidding me!! It is about time someone was completely honest about how they feel. I believe more people would be more forthcoming if not for the labels placed upon them for. I believe in what is normal, it is how a species survives. Obviously, gays are in it for one generation, then as a specie they die. So obviously, gays are not normal and people are tired of having to pretend they are. Thank you Tim Hardaway. -- No Name, No Address
Awesome! Thanks America!