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Downstate Illinois sports editor knocked for knocking gay NBA player
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By Pat Cunningham
May 3, 2013 11:21 a.m.



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Brian Nielsen, sports editor of the Journal Gazette and Times-Courier in Mattoon, Ill., wrote THIS DISJOINTED, SELF-CONTRADICTORY COLUMN the other day about Jason Collins (above), the first active player in a major American sports league to come out of the homosexual closet.

At the outset of his piece, Nielsen expresses the hope that it “is not misinterpreted as stones being thrown” at Collins — and then proceeds to throw stones.

He says Collins’ sexual orientation is a “lifestyle choice,” an unfounded assertion typical of gay-bashers.

He likens Collins’ sexuality to Tiger Woods’ “immoral lifestyle” when the golfer was cheating on ...

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