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November 08, 2005

Did it pay Sheryl Swoopes to be gay?

Sheryl Swoopes mania has subsided only after a week. Much to the surprise of Sheryl Swoopes I'm sure. Who did an interview with ESPN to announce to the world that she had in fact changed her "orientation" from a heterosexual to a homosexual.

"I know that there are going to be tough roads ahead, tough days ahead, a lot of negative things," she said. "But hopefully, a lot of positive things will come out of it, too. But Olivia's slogan probably says it the best - just 'Be Free.' And I feel like by coming out, telling the world who I am, it's giving me the opportunity to do just that."*

As someone who has had a close eye on this story I must say that there was a lot of flip-flopping in the story. For instance in one article it said she decided to come out in part because of Olivia cruise lines, another stated she just wanted to be free, while others went back in forth giving soft undertones of what her reason for doing it was.

My guess is she didn't want to come out but to get her six figure deal with the devil I mean Olivia cruise lines she had to admit she was a lesbian to the whole world. I'm happy for Sheryl Swoopes! I'm happy that she found someone who loves her but beats her, I'm happy she has a decent paying job although she filed for bankruptcy last year ($800,000 in the hole) and the case was dismissed last month and I'm happy that she's able to freely express her love for her partner although she slept with Gary Payton last summer. I'm happy for Sheryl Swoopes, really!

I thought for sure this situation was going to escalate into something bigger but God in his infinite wisdom as it seems he has chosen to allow the media hype to die down to less than a simmer. Who knows what judgment God has in store for her, who knows what fate may befall her? Who knows what God will cause to come to the light? Let's shed some light on this situation for a moment. Sheryl Swoopes, Alisa Scott, Cynthia Cooper and Kim Perrot what do they all have in common? Sheryl Swoopes and Alisa Scott are dating while fierce rumors stated that Perrot and Cooper had an affair. Perrot mysteriously died of cancer, Cooper injured her leg and permanently ended her career (that happened to Scott, also) and this leaves Swoopes who came out of the closet to be fall her fate publicly. Only God knows how this story will end... I have no comments, I have no judgments all I have are prayers for Sheryl Swoopes. I pray that God has mercy on her soul that his grace is sufficient to cause her to repent and come back to him. If not a lot of people could find themselves going down the wrong path for a so called good role model who won 3 MVP trophies, 4 championships and a plethora of other awards.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul (Mark 8:36)?

So it pays to be gay? I don't think so.
* Cited: Quote

16 comments:

ragingcoconut said...

I'm so glad that Sheryl has found happiness in her life. :)

DL Foster said...

Fantod, now if I can just snag someone who is a worse commenter than you, I could sigh a breath of relief. But since youre scraping the bottom of the barrel, the search continues...[mucho el reír]

m. sheldon said...

If anyone is scraping the bottom of the barrel Dl it's you and your new cohort.In one sense you say that you have no judgements but passing judegement is exactly what you're doing.How do you know if it was God's judgement against Kim Perrot that caused her to be stricken with and eventually pass away from cancer.Is it God's judgement against many heterosexuals when they become stricken with and pass away from cancer?Also what of the many athletes who have career ending injuries,do you also assert that it is God's judgement against them?What you are doing here is malicious and very misguided.You are merely speculating and you use this speculation as a means to support your own judgemental beliefs.Also if you have no judgement then why did you find it necessary to inform us that Sheryl has found happiness with someone who beats her or that even though she has a decent paying job,she filed for bankruptcy.You even went as far to report the rumor that she slept with Gary Payton last summer.Now you yourself even mentioned this to be a rumor so why report it or report it to say what? I must say that you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one DL and if this is the best that you can do DL then you really are no better than what you continually attack.

g.jacobs said...

Oh come on DL where are the facts with this post.Much of what is being reported here is speculation and rumor.

Flawless said...

I agree with you Sheldon. My thought process is this: Heterosexuals and homosexuals alike have the same problems as spoken in this blog piece. So who is to say that the reason it befalls on a homosexual person and their lifestyle is b/c God has passed his judgement against them? There are billions of heterosexual couples who are involved in abuse, there are billions of couples who cheat on their wives, husbands, girfriends, boyfriends, there are hundreds of athletes who've great careers have fallen due to an injury, there are millions of people who have filed for bankruptcy, there are millions who fall victim to Cancer and AIDs. What is your point? This is not just centered around homosexuals or heterosexuals, it is centered around MANKIND, HUMAN BEINGS, every day PEOPLE. When it all comes down to it, we all have something in common...LIFE. So who are you to judge? Who am I to judge? Who are you to ASSUME that because ill will has fallen on someone that God has judged? I think it's time some people stepped off their soap box and really listened to what they are saying from a different point of view. Instead of trying to tell me how to live my life, concentrate on yours. Get your life right first. Live your life as you please and I'll live mine. Let us travel in this world united instead of divided. There are many more problems to worry about than the sexual orientation of my brother or my sister. My brother is you...my sister is you...you are my family and I am yours. Regardless of how you choose to live your life, you will be loved the same. THAT my family, is what I believe OUR God is telling HIS people.

Judge me not for who I am, but for who I am destined to become...~Flawless~

R.Broderick said...

Very very eloquently put Flawless.

DL Foster said...

I would think the "point" is that SIN (if you are aware of what that is) will lead you down a path of destruction, no matter who you are.

Two, this is perspective and analyis and opinion...ours. And for the 1000th time we focus on homosexuality in this blog, that's why the posts are about homosexual issues and people. Ya know, duh. Now, to come on here whining about how and what we do only reveals your own ignorant bias. There are hundreds of thousands of blogs that speculate, rumorgate, instigate, facilitate, investigate and opinionate. They use sarcasm, humor, innuendo, facts, allegory, irony, symbolism, and even ebonics to comunnicate. Perspectives is no different. So unless you are making the blogcritic rounds[proof required] to tell everybody how "upset" you are with their writing style, then youre not at liberty to do it here. Its a waste of precious space.

DL Foster said...

flawless you dont believe in the Scripture do you? Your post has that familiar new age ring to it. Sounds really inviting but inherently dangerous and destructive. Eloquent philosophy is what has this world bent over a barrel already. Following your "advice" is a recipe for disaster.

Swoopes fell for the same type of worm filled ideology. Coming out is the ultimate equivalent to happiness. Not at all. Only in the homosexual matrix.

Star said...

Why PDL I don't think I could have said it better myself!

a.harris said...

I'm well aware what sin is but for the author of this post to suggest that what happened to Kim Perrot and Cynthia Cooper happened because of their supposed sinful lifestyle is wrong.As Sheldon first asked what then becomes of the possible righteous living heterosexual who becomes afflicted with cancer or an NBA star who also lives the same way but whose career is cut short by injury.Is this happening as a result of a path of destruction that the person is going down or maybe Gods Judgement against them? Also DL you resort to namecalling and accuse poeple who ignorant bias but when you really look at that's what you're doing.

DL Foster said...

a harris,
do you beleive that God judges people because of sin? Or is that just a hypothetical rhetoric to you? If you don't believe in God, what about say..."karma"? Do you beleive all people are completely innocent anytime something "bad" happens to them? Answer honestly.

#2- calling someone ignorant is helping them to recognize error. Look up the definition. And have you ever called someone ignorant? Again, answer honestly.

DL Foster said...

lets see here...
a harris
m sheldon
r broderick
g. jacobs

no email.

same argument.

I sense a scam.

Flawless said...

DL, I hope you were not talking to me when you said:

"Two, this is perspective and analyis and opinion...ours. And for the 1000th time we focus on homosexuality in this blog, that's why the posts are about homosexual issues and people. Ya know, duh. Now, to come on here whining about how and what we do only reveals your own ignorant bias. There are hundreds of thousands of blogs that speculate, rumorgate, instigate, facilitate, investigate and opinionate. They use sarcasm, humor, innuendo, facts, allegory, irony, symbolism, and even ebonics to comunnicate. Perspectives is no different. So unless you are making the blogcritic rounds[proof required] to tell everybody how "upset" you are with their writing style, then youre not at liberty to do it here. Its a waste of precious space."

Because if you were or even if you weren't, I have two things to say to you.

[First] your comment "Ya know, duh." Leads me to believe that your level of maturity is negative. For lack of a better word, you should say nuthin at all. If you find yourself reaching, don't. No one came in here whinin about anything. Simply put, you voiced your opinions and we did the same. I think it's safe to say that we all know what this blog focuses on or we would not waste our time reading it. I wonder why you feel the need to justify and defend everything.

[Second] You encourage individuals to post in response to what you or your followers have written because you want to know their opinion so that you may dispel it. But as you are not God, you have no control over what someone says or why they say it so you should not tell someone where they have liberty to do something or how much "space you think they are wasting. Truth be told the same could be said about you. You see, I fight for individuals to have the liberty to do as they please. I fight so that individuals like you can have freedom of speech. Appreciate that.

Flawless said...

I believe in scripture. What I don't believe in, are individuals who use the Lords work and twist it to accommodate their thinking.
I'll say the same thing here that I said in my blog:

I ask you to do this for me: Show me in the bible where it flat out SAYS homosexuality is WRONG, a SIN, a BLASPHEMY or otherwise. Do not "quote" to me what it appears to say, do not "quote" to me a passage you found that can be twisted to fit your ideals, do not show me a passage and tell me to read between the lines, do not attempt to tell me that simply because 70% of the population is heterosexual that the other 30% percent are beneath them. That would lead me to believe that you think you are superior to me and them. Whether I be black, white, hetero, homo, male, female it all equates to the same. Because I am not what you are and if you believe you to be right then I of course am wrong and in my wrong doing I will not go to heaven. But you who had sex before marriage, cheated on your spouse during marriage, stole from your friends, worked on Sunday, lied to your parents on Monday, envied that of your brother, payed holy homage to materialistic worth, or used the Lords name to suit your fancy think you will? I think not, so save me a seat b/c I guess I'll be seeing you in hell... So, if everyone is in hell, who shall make it to heaven? It is so easy to fall when you know you'll always be caught and lifted. Rise above all this madness you call rightousness, or may God have mercy on your soul...cuz he will on mine...

And if you think that unity is a recipe for disaster than I wonder what your real motives are. "Following your "advice" is a recipe for disaster."

You may not like what I say, you may not like how I approach things, you may not like me as a person, but one thing remains the same: your thoughts will not change who I am... and that's... ~Flawless~

DL Foster said...

flawess,
whew. you have been here a hot second and already Im taxed. Circles make me dizzy. So much to wade through. I dont know if I should waste my time. As a matter of fact I wont. I'll just refer you (like I do all freshman posters) to my Top 10 myths.
http://psimo.blogspot.com/2005/07/top-10-myths.html
Read, weep and obey.
Later, homegirl.

a.harris said...

I never said that all people were innocent when something bad happens because I do believe in Karma but as I stated before you are wrong as well as misguided to suggest that what happened here happened as a result of God's retribution because that's something that you really don't know.For you to suggest so is to stand in judgement and that is something that God frowns upon as well.Also why would you suggest that I don't believe in God? I definately believe in God and I do know that he judges sin so where are you going with this ?I find it really interesting that you choose to dance around certain things that are put before you and cloak them as being something else.Also why not respond to what Flawless said? I do believe that she raised some very relevant points.As for you connecting me with the other bloggers,I suggest that you stop being so paranoid.Then again I shouldn't be surprised because you think that we're all a part of this big leftwing,liberal, gay agenda driven movement that's out to take over the world. LOL,I guess you also believe in the boogeyman too.Also the last time I checked calling someone ignorant is not helping them to recognize error.