Watch Dale Hansen Clip Here:
DALE HANSEN: I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay. I don’t understand his world. But I do understand that he’s part of mine. Civil rights activist Audre Lorde said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” We’ve always been able to recognize ’em. Some of us accept ’em, and I want to believe that there will be a day when we do celebrate ’em. I don’t know if that day’s here yet. I guess we’re about to find out. But when I’ve listened to Michael Sam, I do think it’s time to celebrate him now.
RUSH: Okay. Fine. Let’s see. Now, this gets back to my other question. Why is there…? I’m asking this as an open-ended thing — and let’s not forget, Jackie Robinson was a Republican. Let’s not forget this. Branch Rickey was a Republican. They try to stereotype all these things. But my question is: Why is there a political agenda attached to men who love other men?
Why is there a political agenda to men having sex with other men? Why is it a big deal here? If we have colorblind and other types of blind, what is the big deal? Why are we celebrating, or why should we celebrate a homosexual joining the NFL? Don’t read anything into the question. The question is self-contained, and there’s nothing behind it except a desire for an answer. Why should we celebrate it?
Why should we celebrate anybody else that goes into the NFL for any reason? Maybe somebody who is escaping poverty and finally, through hard work, is gonna get drafted in a high round and earn some money. Should we celebrate that? I think Mr. Hansen has some decent points he’s making. I’m not trying to pick a fight or anything here. I’m really questioning: Why is there a political agenda to this?