Couple days ago NBA free agent Jason Collins came "out of the closet" in a SI column. The media erupted into a frenzy and even the President of the United States call him to "congratulate" him. Now I am not a basketball fan, so I am not going to comment on what kind of player he is, but I will point out some facts. He is 36 (which I am told is old'ish for a NBA player), he played for 6 teams over the last 12 years, and if you googled him before his announcement there would not have been anything fantastic. So my question is; Should we be celebrating or shrugging?
We are told that gays should be accepted as normal, just people in love and nothing more. So, when it comes to Jason Collins, my answer is; who cares? If we don't get into a frenzy when Steve Novak get's a new girlfriend (or wife, I don't know if he's married), why should we care about Jason Collins? Is it normal or not? If it's special or abnormal than the media frenzy would be understandable. Doesn't this all just seem silly?
There's one more thing that bothers me. People calling Collins "Courageous", where is the courage? Is his career as risk? Will he be hanged in the public square? I know the gay agenda crowd would want you to think that the US is filled with hate for gays and they are somehow at risk. Seems a bit of an overreaction. I am not saying there is no anti-homosexual crime, but we are FAR FAR from Iran.
Ultimately I wish Jason Collins a long and happy life, but I wish that for everyone, so is that normal or not?