Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III started tongues wagging when he posted this message on Twitter: “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.”
This was in response to liberal activists showing their rabid intolerance by demanding, so obnoxiously, that the Washington Redskins be renamed the “Redtails.” But the sentiment fits the reaction to NBA player Jason Collins proclaiming, “I’m black and I’m gay” in Sports Illustrated.
With enormous ardor, on cue the news networks and sports networks fell all over themselves declaring this was world-historic.
People even wanted ESPN reporter Chris Broussard fired for having the unmitigated gall to declare an opposing view on that network, which he did eloquently:
‘‘Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly premarital sex between heterosexuals, if you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits, it says that’s a sin.
“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals, whatever it may be, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ.”
Many, if not most, Americans believe exactly that — but they are supposed to be silent.