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
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