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I didn't find anything wrong with what he said in reference to his no homos statement.
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What are you talking about? It's still just a running joke. That's what makes this reaction so stupid. He didn't do or say anything wrong. People today look for any reason to be offended. Get over yourself!
Can't be a joke if it's not funny. Comes off like a bunch of insecure dudes IMO.
I shouldn't be, but I am surprised you've been downvoted to hell for what I think is an exemplary post.
There is a horde of right wing nutjobs amongst our fanbase that is certain. What a bunch of hypocrites (no christian).
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This is absurd:
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Pacers C Roy Hibbert has been fined $75,000 by NBA for using inappropriate and vulgar language during interviews after Game 6.
Missed my point. He represents the NBA. He represents a major corporation. He doesn't need to be scared to offend anyone. Rather he needs to be aware of how he represents his brand. I mean he doesn't have to, he could say whatever and get fined. Obviously saying he MF'g media is behind him not competing for the defensive POY goes along with that. I think no homo as a phrase is stupid and irrelevant. That's a personal observation. As a business aspect I meant its very unwise to throw that around in the public. Bc of the label you're re representing at such a high level.
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Eh, the crazy stuff is just me pushing buttons and making light of situations by making absurd arguements that still relate to the subject.. I have no hate towards the gay community and believe they should have the same rights as married people. But i also dont like it and don't agree with homosexuality. And that's ok. I dont have to like it. And that's one part that ticks me off. It's like we're being told we have to like it and accept it or were bad people.
But I'm not for gay marriage, just civil unions. To me marriage is a ceremony born of the church. The churches should be the ones deciding if it's ok. To me it's an attack against religion out of hate and revenge. I mean you get married in a church, or traditionally do, a preacher or ordained minister marries you, and you take vows in the sight of God. To me it's a religious ceremony and forcing it upon society in the form of "gay marriage" is a slap in the face to Christians. But in reality it's just another brick being ripped away from traditional values in an ongoing war to completely change this country.
There's a force working in the world to destroy the old nationalistic and monolithic society's and the white Christian block is a major one. Multiculturism goes along with all of this. It's a movement to destroy old values and society's in order to move forward toward something new that doesn't involve religion. It's change you can believe in, because it's right in front of your eyes if you look.
This post was edited by samdog91 10 months ago
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
But what do you say to homosexual couples who DID get wed in a church (it has happened)? If a heterosexual couple gets wed in the courthouse, is it a civil union, too?
While there's a lot of media outcry about marriage vs. civil unions and "separate but equal," I think the REAL issue (from discussing it with my friends who are gay) is more about the LEGAL aspects of marriage rather than titles. No one I've talked to directly wants to go forcing churches to wed gay couples (since they all understand it's against their religious teachings) but they also don't want there to be any more issues with a gay person's spouse and the family/hospital/lawyer/business/et al in regards to things like legal rights such as power of attorney.
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Homosexuality is nasty and a sin and disgusting. I have no problem with someone saying it when all of the press and media outlet keeps promoting the disgusting habit of someone who have turned away from natural God created instincts to some unnatural perverse way of life. It is talked about so much by the media to try to make us accept the garbage that people feel like they have to make it clear that they are not okay with it or want anything to do with it. Now the garbage is even infiltrating the athletic world and it is making athletes uncomfortable thinking about not even being able to hang out in the locker room without wondering about some "gay person" staring at them.
Before I step off my soap box, I will say God loves the sinner and does not love the sin. As individual people we should love gay people or adulterers or even murderers, but do not accept the sin as acceptable. It is not!!! It NEVER will be!!! No matter how much ignorant people squawk about it. God's word will not be mocked. I have aquaintances that struggle with that in their life and I don't shove it in their face as individuals. If they ask, I tell them what I believe, but I love and encourage them like I do anyone else that God created each of us individually and has a plan for our lives. He gives us free will to choose to follow him or be God of our own lives. But He is always there patiently waiting to fill us with His peace and direction in our lives. But I do not and never will accept sin of any kind as being okay in the world we live in
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by RISINGTIDES 10 months ago
well, that's like your opinion man. Doesn't Matter.
No it isn't my opinion. It is your and my Creator's Word for our lives. You and I and every single living soul will stand before Him one day and there will be no excuse such as, "Well, I just thought that was someone else's opinion or thought." You and I are each responsible to seek truth and find it in our own lives. I am tired of sitting back and sheepishly thinking that being quiet will make it all go quietly away in the night. What is happening in this country is disgusting and how far we have fallen from the blessing and the freedoms that God has given us here.
This post was edited by RISINGTIDES 10 months ago
And? If two men or two women decide to be wed, how does that affect YOUR life or YOUR standing with God? It doesn't. That's the root of the argument.
sf2k4 I understand what you are asking me. But our country was founded on the principles of God's word. What I am talking about is the blessing of God's hand on this country and the undercurrent of hedonism and departure from morality that is happening here. I know that my initial response was a tangent of the original post and I apologize for that. But I am not sorry I said it because more followers of Christ need to stand up and say it.
I look at it like this. If someone is blindly walking forward towards the edge of a cliff and you have tried to tell them to stop and turn in a different direction and they are not listening, what is better? To yell out and maybe offend their emotions a little and tell them the truth to save their life, or smile, pat them on the shoulder and watch as they plummet to their demise?
In a more direct answer to your question, read about the history of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible. Once society accepts homosexuality as a norm, the next step is inevitable and this great country that allows us to enjoy so many freedoms, will not be so great anymore.
I also do not want to come across as self righteous to anyone on here. I almost completely ruined my marriage by almost engaging in an adulterous affair, and the consequences of my bad choices were quite devastating. But I finally woke up to my stupid choices and the sin in my life and God restored my marriage and my family. I don't want to pretend like these hedonistic choices in life are okay or watch as others "fall off the cliff" so to speak, so I used this post as one small way to speak out, since that is one of the reasons forums were created. Oh and in the interest of getting back to what this forum is about ... Roll Tide. :)
I understand where you're coming from, really I do, but I have to look at this from a position of societal logic as well: There are a lot of things that people in this country (hell, in the world) do that are bad. Committing crimes, hurting people, lying, divorce, etc. I don't believe in a connection between those things and homosexuality; my entire position on this topic is that two people are in love, and in this case those two people are of the same sex. Being in love is something beautiful, something worth working for. Love is a good thing. I don't buy into this philosophy that homosexuality is the locomotive that pulls the train of debauchery and sin. Kids were having casual sex in colleges long before there was a "problem" with homosexuality. Same with doing drugs. Or whatever vice/crime/etc. we want to look at.
At the end of the day, if two people are in love, I want them to be together. I can't fathom any reason why that is a bad thing. But that's just my opinion.
This post was edited by sf2k4 10 months ago
Personally no one taught me to like girls. Nobody taught my body what to crave and desire. Nobody taught my hormones what to respond to. Naturally I was drawn to females. As is the case an overwhelming majority of the time. But I've gay friends who were tormented by the fact that they were gay. They were ashamed. They were depressed. They tried dating girls. So you can't tell me everyone chooses that lifestyle. If you accept God creates everyone for a reason and I'm sure you would acknowledge a Siamese twin or cystic fibrosis baby were born you would have sympathy and compassion for that child. Why? Somewhere along the way it's genetic coding was off and it became different than the accepted normal of most humans. So why is it such a far fetched concept that the same could be said about homosexuality? It's not a disease. I'm sure there are plenty of people who do it for a shock factor and to get attention but I'm sure many many people are born into that genetic coding sequence of being attracted to the same sex. As a nurse I interact with people for a living and have had many dealings with gay couples in the hospital and their love is every bit as genuine as a man-woman. Whether it is biblically right is another argument I won't dive into but it's odd to me how we as a society pick and choose what we accept based on our bias towards the topic.
I'll never accept you while you're wearing a poly blend or watching football on the Sabbath either (no jesus).
This post was edited by BamaAussie 10 months ago
... roll tide ?
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