Another Canadian Football League player has been fined for offensive comments on Twitter about Michael Sam, an openly gay football player, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams last week.
The intolerant offender this time is Maurice Price of the Calgary Stampeders, who tweeted that ‘ his faith’ would not allow him to accept Michael Sam’s same sex relationship.
I’m getting tired of these sanctimonious rants from people who try to force their value system on everyone else.
On the subject of same sex relationships, even Pope Francis has said ‘Who am I to judge ?’
Apparently, Maurice Price and others like him , think they have a higher moral authority than the Pope to pass judgement on others.
I thought we’d evolved from the days when we would stone someone or burn them at the stake if they didn’t comply with the stringent standards of myopic ideologues, but I guess not.
Someone needs to remind Maurice Price that it wasn’t too long ago that society didn’t want people like Maurice Price playing football or even living in their neighbourhoods.
But thankfully, we refuse to be defined by the hatred and intolerance of a few.
Micheal Sam or anyone else is not to be judged by their skin colour or religion or who they love.
Or, to put it more succinctly, people like Maurice Price have no business sticking their nose in other people’s lives.