Recently a couple items in the news have caught my eye, and my thoughts/feelings about these particular items has been such that I wanted to write a little something about them. Pardon my rant.
About a week ago, the Kansas City Chiefs released one of their better players, Larry Johnson, from the team for a number of statements made on Twitter (if you can call his tweets "statements" - they read more like gibberish - but that's for another post) and his behavior with the media. After a petition from several Kansas City fans made its way to the Chiefs decrying his behavior and saying that his values did not represent those of Kansas City, Johnson was waived. Most notably, his "behavior" and "values" were anti-gay - he used several slurs when speaking with the media and also on Twitter. Many people considered this a great move by an NFL team (even if they are the crappiest team in the NFL) and a huge step forward for the LGBT community.