RG3 says ‘now is the window’ for an NFL player to come out

rgiiigq813aIt’s ironic that athletes from the Southern Baptist Church-affiliated Baylor University seem to be leading the way on LGBT inclusion in professional sports.

Earlier this year, of course, former Baylor center Brittney Griner came out publicly as a lesbian after the Phoenix Mercury made her the the No. 1  overall pick in the WNBA draft.

Now, former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is speaking out in support of Griner — his friend — and other LGBT athletes. Griffin, who now plays for the Washington Redskins and is known as “RG3,” is on the cover of the September issue of GQ, which asked him about the likelihood of an NFL player coming out:

“I think there are [gay players] right now, and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window,” Griffin said. “My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery — or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.”

—  John Wright

Clint Eastwood, Leonardo DiCaprio sound like they are about to de-gay Black’s Hoover script

In an interview with GQ, Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio under-emphasize the gay aspect of tyrannical FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s reign in their upcoming biopic, J. Edgar, E Online is reporting. Considering that its screenwriter, Dustin Lance Black, won an Oscar for his screenplay to another gay bio, Milk, their comments sound very disrespectful. Sigh. Well, we still plan to see it. It comes out Nov. 9.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones