Michael Sam was the 249th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. After he was chosen by the St. Louis Rams, a photo of Sam kissing his boyfriend made the rounds. This was re-tweeted by Sam:

After the national coverage of Sam celebrating being drafted by the Rams, Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible”:

As a result, the Dolphins announced that the team is fining Jones and undisclosed sum and suspending him pending “educational training”:

From the team statement:

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount and excused from all team activities until such time that he undergoes and completes educational training for his recent comments made on social media during the NFL Draft.

Head Coach Joe Philbin
“We were disappointed to read Don’s tweets during the NFL Draft. They were inappropriate and unacceptable, and we regret the negative impact these comments had on such an important weekend for the NFL.

Full statement here. It includes Don Jones’ apology.

Commenters on Twitter tried to sort it out, including what exactly Jones’ “educational training” will consist of:

https://twitter.com/senseiAB/status/465678237625225216

https://twitter.com/TheTweetSlinger/status/465702003503820800
https://twitter.com/mattw1218/status/465677486265610240

https://twitter.com/JoeyyJetss/status/465678742644617217
https://twitter.com/Matthops82/status/465697903378321410

https://twitter.com/mattw1218/status/465679758475288576

https://twitter.com/Myssatx/status/465692684183552000

https://twitter.com/BreakingSoprano/status/465695366713581569

The 2014 season would be Don Jones’ second for the Dolphins, pending the outcome of his “educational training” of course.

  • $18912735

    And here come the reeducation camps. Time to go underground. Good luck, world, I think you’re gonna need it.

    • Todd20036

      Private companies can fire you. You cannot be arrested for free speech. That is the first amendment

      • CVN65

        So no double standards? I’d wager that the NFL could find thousands of misogynistic, racist and other “bad for business” postings by players if they cared look. Or that they are well aware of them but choose to do nothing. This player finds a picture of two men kissing repellent- that is his opinion and he is entitled to this opinion. Should he have to hide his orientations and stay in the closet with his preferences? He cannot help himself; he was born this way and made no conscious choice either way. Do you not see the problem with the current “thought police” movement in this country? Try to imagine the same type of severe penalties given when one expresses what you support, given that momentum can shift suddenly and without warning. We are all free to think for ourselves; we are free to express these thoughts. For a private company to do this is chilling; how would you feel if the situation was reversed?

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        CVN65 makes an excellent point. Would it be acceptable if the Michael Sam had “been fined an undisclosed amount and excused from all team activities until such time that he undergoes and completes educational training for his recent” picture posted “on social media?” The standard is the same.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        Doesn’t make it right to fine someone for being justly disgusted by having to watch two sodomites kiss.

      • Brad Donald

        Yeah im not so sure about them sending you to a camp to be taught how you are supposed to think.

      • Zach Smith

        So, you’re okay with firing pro-gay employees?

    • grais

      Celebrate gayness or stfu. No disapproved utterance allowed.
      smdh

      • Brad Donald

        Or you go to a camp to be taught to accept it.

        • globalcrap

          Forced in accepting it, or go to an O Bogus gay camp full of queers

        • grais

          Taught to “evolve.”
          Probably w/shock collars.

    • Brad Donald

      You know they got their foot in the door with sensitivity training. We are now seeing them use Reeducation as a thing if you have the not approved of thoughts. How long before gov tries this?

    • CLEmom

      Wondering where one goes for the educational “training”?
      #creepy

      • LeftistsStink

        …a gay bath house, probably. There’s no ‘just tolerating’ gays. If you think you’re tolerant but are not gay yourself, you’re obviously not really tolerant at all, you have something you object to. Everyone must be gay for full acceptance.

    • The Marathon Man

      “You vill change you vay of thinking, or off to the gulag vith you!!!”

    • luke

      i don’t feel sorry for the guy. he works for the NFL, which is a private organization with it’s own rules and conduct, and gets payed millions of dollars to play football. he should have known those tweets would get him in trouble.

      • craigzimmerman12

        The power of an employer over your personal life is limited. Mr. Jones did not break the law or even suggest anything bad. I think he should sue the Dolphins.

    • Ray

      I think a little human relations counseling is a lot better than being fired for going against company policy. Either the guy gets with the program or he can go start his own football team and run it like he want’s. Your employer has a right to enforce standards of conduct. Try this out with your own employers by tweeting your view to thousands of people under the name of your employer and see what happens.

  • West_Coast

    In the eyes of liberals, you can be a serial rapists, disbarred attorney, impeached ex-president and you’re still god-like.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      I find it endlessly amusing that liberals prop up Bill “Signed ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ into law” Clinton and Barack “I evolved (again) because it was politically convenient” Obama. The only thing that makes it funnier is the knowledge that Dick Cheney is still to the left of Obama on gay marriage.

      • luke

        people can change their minds.

    • LibLieExposer

      Don’t forget, in the eyes of liberals you can also be an illegal alien and be granted a license to practice law in the U.S. but if you want to exercise your Second Amendment civil rights or recite the Lord’s Prayer you must be some kind of psychopath.

      • luke

        I believe that married gay couples should have guns to protect their marijuana plants all while reciting the Lord’s Prayer.

    • luke

      lmao. liberals and conservatives are the same. all politicians suck.

  • thetreyman

    it’s at least heartening to see some backlash building against the thought police.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Hope it’s strong enough.

      • beebop1952

        They don’t care. They have the media.

    • CountMahdrof

      Just spend an agonizing hour on a sports page. Unbelievable how many think it’s perfectly OK to punish another for saying something deemed to be offensive. The Brownshirts did exactly the same in the early 30’s to anyone criticizing Hitler, a Party official, even a party-backed entertainer. Sound familiar? Fascism is definitely on its way.

  • bri

    National fascist league.

  • Eric__

    Room 101 is going be busy from now on.

    Oh and Ms. Mattiolli – Heaven forfend you ever find yourself fined or fired for voicing a nonviolent opinion.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    This is what happens when the libs blur the lines and people don’t notice until it’s too late. There are some things that are and have been unacceptable in public discourse. The Sterling comments, combined with his notorious past behavior is a clear example. The Nazis marching in Skokie is another. Free speech issues aside, no decent person defends these things. These are stand-alone behaviors that relate to nothing else.

    But most things like this Dolphins story are “controversial” issues where people have legitimate differences of opinions. It is very frightening to be shut down like this by the PC police. No good will come of this.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      You’re sounding too reasonable. How are the local trolls supposed to bitch and moan now?

      In other words, good job.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        10 Q

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Yeah, that kiss is pretty disgusting. I mean, look at the guy’s face. Chunks of food all over the place. (Well, I hope that’s food.) Wash your face, man, and learn to eat like an adult!

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Be careful. I know you’re joking, but if you go with food argument, some fool will come back with “so now wedding cake smashed in the bride and groom’s face is disgusting?”

      • NRPax

        No, just dangerous for the groom if he does that to the bride.

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          No peace that night!

          • NRPax

            Especially if the cake cutting knife is still in her hands.

      • TomJB

        You think it just *happened* to be cake? I think the wedding analogy was completely intentional.

    • luke

      it’s cake. big deal.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “And to your left, the Death Camp of Tolerance.”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Translation: “You embarrassed the organization, Donny old fella, and we’re gonna have to go through the charade of acting like we care about what you said, just to keep the LGBT crowd in South Beach off our backs.”

    And, no, you don’t have “free speech,” where the government isn’t involved. They’re well within their rights to tell him to shut up and just play ball, literally and figuratively. They look like bigger idiots for doing so than he does for saying what he did, but there’s no law against being an idiot. If there were, there’d be a helluva lot more folks in prison, starting with many politicians and TV pundits.

    • Harry A

      This is so important. It’s actually very unnerving to hear conservatives point to free speech in areas that the first amendment so very clearly doesn’t address. Every time they do so whether they realize it or not they are actually calling for more government control over private enterprises.

      The point is the hypocrisy in business decisions. And the answer for that should be free market.

      • GaryTheBrave

        If the Dolphins received any government money (taxes) then they are quasi-governmental business not unlike Amtrak or USPS therefore their business conduct must conform to the Constitution. Amirite?

        • Harry A

          No, you are not right. Receiving government money does necessarily make you a quasi-governmental business like Amtrak or the USPS.

          Yes all business have to conform to the Constitution.

          No, this is not a 1st Amendment free speech issue.

        • Onyx

          You’re not even a little right. Even businesses that are essentially entirely government-funded (like NIH-funded medical research firms, or DOD-funded military suppliers) can fire an employee for running his mouth on Twitter, or for displaying a political bumper sticker, or for drinking alcohol on Sunday.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            He is right on the money. That is why all the liberals were up in arms about prayer in schools, even though the education industry is not per se a function of government but rather a government ran business. Being a quasi-governmental entity subjects that entity to all the restrictions placed upon government.

          • Onyx

            Lol. You’re not even right as far as public schools go (let alone with the tortured extension of this metaphor to the freaking NFL). Do you think teachers can say whatever they want to their students without fear of being fired, because free speech?

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            If they are tenured . . . pretty much . . . strong union. They have been doing exactly that and not getting fired. Recently in New York pushing pornographic literature as required reading for 14 year old girls. So, yeah, I was exactly right and spot on with my analogy.

          • Onyx

            Make up your mind… which is it that gives teachers the level of protection that they have? “Quasi-governmental agency” or strong union? To be clear, I’m all in favor of protecting employees from being fired for stuff they say and do outside of work (within reason — badmouthing your employer on Twitter seems like a stretch). But they’re not guaranteed that protection by the 1st Amendment, and currently most workers aren’t guaranteed it at all.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            As a government union, both. The unholy mixture of state sponsored unions and state ran industries completely divorces and insulates such systems from the market and their consumers. In this case the students and parents become completely irrelevant.

            But we go far afield of Gary’s original point that if the state is the employer, or subsidizes the employer, 1st amendment freedom of speech is more applicable than in a free market.

          • Onyx

            Gary’s original point has no basis in law. You’re both entitled to your opinions on how things *should* work. But @therealguyfaux:disqus and Harry A are correct about how they actually *do* work.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            Not exactly. There is, generally, a legal distinction between a company which receives money from the government as a customer and one which receives a grant or subsidy. However, the government does not always make that distinction, it is very hit or miss. It is a very fuzzy area of the law, applied in some cases but not in others. Schools and prisons which are private companies are treated differently than government contractors. Private schools whose students receive federal aid are often treated as if the schools received that aid directly and thus have that very application of law that you say has no basis in law. You are simply wrong that it does not occur, though it may not be currently applied to the present situation. Neither I nor Gary said that it did, but it would be reasonable to propose that it should.

            Government strings and control is the hazard of accepting government handouts and subsidies. Personally, I believe all government subsidies are unconstitutional and should never happen.

          • Onyx

            Even if you work for the government directly, you can be fired for what you choose to say on Twitter. You’re just completely wrong about what the Bill of Rights even does. (You can also be fired for bringing a gun to work. Oh, no, 2nd Amendment! You can also be fired for refusing to tell your boss your Facebook password. Oh, no, 4th and 5th Amendments!)

          • Aly

            Onyx,
            If the Dolphins had made Sam undergo re-education training and had to pay a fine for for the picture he posted, would you put the same argument that “yeah, the company can do whatever they want, the constitution has nothing to do with it”? If there had been an uproar on a social media site over Sam being punished for posting the picture, would you comment to people saying “this is an outrage!” with “the Dolphins can do whatever they want”?

            If you did, you’d be bombasted with “you insensitive jerk! you homophobic asshole, so small-minded and dumb, to think this should be allowed! People like you are going to be the death of this country and represent what is wrong with the world!” Then the President would issue a statement saying “we don’t accept this behavior by the Dolphins” even though it has “nothing to do with the constitution because its not a government entity.” Would you STILL SAY “The Dolphins can do whatever they want”?

      • Guest

        I dont see where faux is “calling for more government control over private enterprises” anywhere in his tweet. He actually agrees with your premise that this case isn’t covered by 1st amendment. But how does believing the Dolphins’ actions require a response equate to government doing it?

      • Geary Marks

        BS, not calling for more government control. Just disagreeing with current politically correct double standards.

  • dwok

    It is horrible. Beyond that it’s abnormal, unnatural, and yes disgusting. Try and “re-educate’ my a$$ I dare ya.

  • twolaneflash

    Too bad Hollywood doesn’t have “shut up and read the lines” clauses in celebrity contracts. Could have saved a lot of careers (cough, dixie chicks, cough, cough).

  • silverburstgorilla

    Educational training/mental rehabilitation of all “disrupters”?

    • Jack Deth

      To quote evil Mr.Spock from Star Trek, TOS :

      “Your agonizer,please.”

      • nickdqwk

        I liked Spock with a beard, added a lot of character.

  • twolaneflash

    Unless they’re recruiting heavily, gays are killing each other in large numbers with disease, so the population should be in decline. And it’s not like they’re going to be breeding like rabbits or anything, whether you call it a marriage or not. Furthermore, I believe gay marriage is a conspiracy by divorce attorneys; there’s fortunes to made, because these unions won’t last long.

  • jody

    Jones is right. That was disgusting. Dolphins can f off along with all the homofascist assholes.

    • luke

      homofacist? are you serious? if homosexuals were really facists they would be killing all those who disagree with them.

      the people in uganda who are killing homosexuals are the real facists.

      • jody

        ahhh, the US is not Uganda. and they would if they could, fact is they would love to.

      • Elena0412

        They’re getting them fired instead…

  • Jack Deth

    Proving yet again the insidious power of The Gay Mafia and its legions of lock step, agenda driven, like minded lawyers.

  • NRPax

    I love how the LGBTOMGWTFBBQ folks want to be America’s answer to the Saudi’s “Morality Police.” Have some irony; it’s wonderful with garlic.

    • Jack Deth

      You forgot to stick “HMFIC” somewhere in your string.of initials.

      • NRPax

        Come on; you know how much effort it is to get that much consistently when I mention that group? -:-)

  • Michael Rice

    These people still don’t get it. Yes, the Dolphins are a private company. The point is the hypocrisy. If I owned a team and tried to fine someone for saying something like this about Tebow, every head on every liberal would explode.

    Personally, I don’t give a rat’s behind if someone does not want to hire me because I am white, male, Christian or whatever.

    My problem is if I tried to do the same to a black, female or atheist, I would be sued to no end.

    • ERMERGERD

      It’s funny when leftists pretend to understand the Constitution.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    I don’t subscribe to rudeness but am concerned how intolerant tolerance has become.

    McCarthyism anyone?

    • beebop1952

      SHUT UP is the new “ask not what your country can do for you ….” Do they think they change any minds with this nonsense or just tighten the resolve to go underground?

  • Mr. Saturn

    Uh oh, he is being sent to the Death Camp of Tolerance. Will he have to make macrame picture’s representing tolerance or something?

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      No, I think it will involve some interpretive dance.

    • Zach Smith

      He has to watch gay porn until he stops throwing up.

  • AnnS

    If this keeps up, we are rolling down hill like a snowball headed for hell. Disgusting that our young people are going to be indoctrinated by this liberal hedonistic behavior. It is the method they use to silence anyone who opposes their sodomite agenda. All it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing. If the good fans would boycott every NFL games in America, we’ll see who will be going to sensitivity training when their greedy deep pockets are affected…

    And what do we expect when obama gives the medal of freedom award to the likes of Harvey Milk; a gay pedohile who got young boys drunk and molested them. On the other side you have the MSM doing online pedophile stings and every body gushes over them. Hyprocisy. Then when James “Keefe went undercover the HUD at ACORN proving they would agree to an underage prostitution house, the media came after him like vampires on crack.

  • https://twitter.com/Libertyworld Libertyworld

    As if there was the slightest doubt who the real bigots are…

    Attention citizens!
    Celebrating Diversity is now Mandatory!
    This includes all sexual behavior formerly considered deviant or repugnant!
    Any disapproval is officially now sick and hateful and will be severely punished!
    Additional Directives to follow.

    • Lee Jan

      Don’t you mean…….celebrating perversity?

  • Kev_H

    He has to be re-educated. There can only be one way to think. Obey!

  • Maxx

    Don Jones expressing his opinion won’t cost the Dolphins season ticket sales down here…sucking at football takes care of that well on its own.

    Meanwhile, whatever happened to a company reminding people that one individual’s opinion is their own and doesn’t reflect that of the organization? Most people not marching with the intolerance Army would accept such a response. In the old days for example, when a news broadcast ended with an opinion piece, they didn’t fire the fella the next day.

    I’m beginning to think we had MORE freedoms in the 70’s than we have 40 years later. Yeah, that’s progress alright. Thanks libs.

  • john q public

    The NFL has jumped the shark. Everyone should stop spending their time and money on the garbage.

  • disappearing moderate

    The thought police strikes again. How do they know Don wasn’t reacting to a player of Sam’s ability being drafted? Or maybe he was icked out because of the cake. Or may be he doesn’t find two guys kissing all that delightful. Whatever he thought, he’s being punished for having an opinion, vague as it was. I could care less if these guys are gay, but I found the smeared cake rather horrible to behold.

    • Jake Bradford

      That’s the worst part. It wasn’t some anti-gay slur or rant. It was VERY vague and just an expression of disapproval. THAT’S all it took to get removed from the team and “re-educated”

  • JT

    Suspending him is so gay.

  • Dean Bruckner

    This is what Richland John Neuhaus called the dictatorship of relativism, and suppression of speech is an integral part of the worldview being enforced here.
    I have lost interest in this corporation so dedicated to the elimination of honest and free speech, especially when it is done with double standards. Above all, the American people are fair. They will be fair both to Ham and those who think very differently from him, as they should be. But the NFL is, and has been for sometime, a despicable and craven corporation in which fairness has no place.

    The NFL has a right to do whatever it wants within the bounds of current U.S. law (whatever that is anymore), but I have the right not to have anything to do with their fading product and their two-faced management.

    Bye NFL.

  • Jake Bradford

    Any opinion that isn’t approved by the leftist elites is to be done away with. Through outright punishment, or by the more insidious FEAR of possible punishment.
    But it’s not only this topic. Soon any criticism of Islam or “anti-government” (i.e. Tea Party) opinions could result in you losing your job.
    And the leftists will all chirp: but free speech only protects you from the govt!” Until it doesn’t.

  • model1911

    Keep pushing, people are waking up.

    • Pastor Flash

      We can only hope.

  • Jeroniomus

    Gross! To make it even grosser, what’s that stuff on the white guy’s face? Gay Bukkake?

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    The gaytivists strike again! Amazing how less than 5% of the population (and I’m being generous) can bully everyone else into being afraid to express their opinion. Joseph Goebbels would be so proud of today’s libprogs!

    • Ruy Diaz

      Most well-designed studies put it somewhere around 2, 3 percent.

    • Jake Bradford

      But it isn’t the gays really pushing this. Gays are just one of the groups leftist elites use to further their agenda. When they cease being useful, they will be thrown under the bus.
      The only objectives here are power and control.

      • The_Kat ✓vilified

        True. They are just being used as pawns. What I find puzzling is how they disapprove of bullying but then use the same bully tactics on others to get their way. It doesn’t make any sense but then we are talking libprogs here.

  • Lee Jan

    I would be happy to contribute to the paying of his fine. The gay mafia is going to rue this day.

  • unknown

    And it begins. I can’t imagine what will happen when Michael Sam gets injured during a game. Chances are somebody will be fired because of it.

    • houdini1984

      Opposing players will be accused of gay-bashing if they actually make physical contact with him on the field.

      • haI9000

        Or charged with sexual harassment.

      • unknown

        And if he makes an interception, he is allowed to make a TD since no one is allowed to stop him.

  • Saito Sama

    Yup that boy needs to get right in his head and then he can plsy ball again
    First read chapterr #23 on the joy of the down low and explain its spplication in the communal shower room in 300 words

  • sleazyrider

    wish I had a dollar for every omg that was uttered at that moment….

  • porgiefirefighter

    Reeducation camps, gulags, and the NFL. We could use a Solzhenitsyn right about now.

  • ee1774

    I’m not really a football fan…….so can anyone tell me if Michael Sam is the player that a team-mate has to turn around and bend over in front of…..???????
    You know……when they pass the ball……???
    Are any of his team-mates going to feel comfortable doing that from here onward?

    • Dan13

      No, msmith. His job is to get to the quarterback.

      • Ruy Diaz

        To get the opposing quarterback on his back, yes.

  • Ruy Diaz

    This is what I wonder: I saw about four hours of this draft on TV. I don’t remember a player kissing his girlfriend/wife after getting drafted. That man-on-man kiss was an embarrassing form of moral preening.

    • CountMahdrof

      It was Sam’s branding of himself. Absolutely necessary to burn his 1st NFL gayness into the public’s consciousness. He’s promoted this with expert advice so far. That kiss was certainly staged, and probably rehearsed.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        Absolutely it was, very few big name players are set up with cameras in their homes. This loser wasn’t even projected to be picked before the 6th round if at all yet they put a camera in his house.

        They told I’m to get a disgusting sodomite kiss that men would see. Because that is what this is really about, pushing homosexual images on men that watch football and drink beer and like women.

  • CountMahdrof

    With modern software, it’s possible to trace a commenter’s IP address and identify him. How many of those defending the NFL and the Dolphins would be comfortable if you couldn’t hide behind anonymity when you post an opinion? You could Google to gauge acceptability before posting, I suppose. Probably just be easier to shut up, no? And that, my friends, is the objective. The Internet and it’s free expression of opinion is a danger to fascists everywhere. So, let’s make it not free to express yourself on the Internet. Problem solved.

    • haI9000

      Exactly! And once the commenter is identified it’s pretty easy to screw with his connection to the internet, making it almost impossible for him to continue to post.

  • gold7406

    ah yes, after sensitivity training, he will evolve.
    what credentials do sensitivity trainers have? Are they the same skill skill set as military DI’s?

  • BoscoBolt

    In obama’s America, ‘gay activism’ trumps FREE SPEECH every time.

    • ErikDC

      There is no “free speech” in corporate America. If your employer doesn’t like your public comments, you can be punished, especially if they are related to the business, as was the case here.

      You’ve obviously never held such a job.

      • Jake Bradford

        Employers wouldn’t care if they weren’t under threat of bullying from the leftist mob.

        • ErikDC

          It’s not bullying to disallow disparaging remarks about others, especially other prospective employees. That’s just being a professional organization.

          • MrSnuggles2k2

            Its pointed and with intent. This isn’t a coincidence, its not happenstance. This is a cultural assault with the intent of shaming and ostracizing anyone who dissents.

            Would you make the same remarks if roles were reversed? No, of course not. You would scream and cry like a little girl about discrimination.

            That’s what this really is, discrimination against anyone who dissents from the sodomite orthodoxy that now rules our society.

          • Onyx

            “Would you make the same remarks if roles were reversed?” The facts are exactly the same in either case. My employer can fire me if I post pro-choice or pro-life opinions to Twitter. They can fire me for drinking on Sundays, or for not attending the gay pride parade. If I work for Ford, they can fire me for driving a Honda. Feel free to speculate about what a corporation would do about liberal speech made by an employee that was going to be bad for business. I think that employee would be fired, too… but it’s hard for me to imagine what that speech might even be. The bigotry that businesses are cracking down on is all on the right.

          • MrSnuggles2k2

            Then you’d be OK with firing an employee for taking part in homosexual behavior? For attending a sodomy celebration parade?

            Catholic schools are in hot water for doing this and leftists are outraged by it.

            You might not see a double standard but its there.

          • Leende

            Erik does that count for personal time? Just wondering.

          • ErikDC

            Yes, it does. Tweets are public comments. Your employer, with limited exceptions, can discipline or fire you because of public comments. If the comment is related to the business, there is no question they can. Anything you say on an unlocked Twitter account is public. It’s the same as writing a letter to the editor or speaking in front of 10,000 people.

          • gekkobear

            Right, gay people can’t help it, they were born that way.
            But hetero people MUST find gay expressions entirely cute and sexy because they have full control over their sexuality; unlike gays.

            Why is it that only the heteros have this magical control over their sexuality?

            I guess only leftists and gays were “born this way” and everyone else still is required to adjust.

            Let me guess, this is like how the Middle East and other countries are always “reacting” to the west, and it’s never their fault what they do… because I guess they don’t have free will either… only your opposition has free will so everything must start and be controlled on their side?

      • Ruy Diaz

        All the movies with the plot ‘evil corporation tries to take over the world!’ are downright stupid. Corporations are craven. People who write those stories are completely unfamiliar with the way corporations work.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          And unfamiliar with the way evil works.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    The NFL could just as well disband now.

  • VerminMcCann

    “PERSONAL FOUL: NUMBER THIRTY SIX DEFENSE; FAILURE TO SQUEE WITH JOY OVER A PICTURE OF DUDES KISSING AND PROSTRATE HIMSELF ON THE ALTER OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS; RE-EDUCATION CAMP, SENSITIVITY TRAINING, AND FOREHEAD BRANDING; AUTOMATIC FIRST DOWN.”

  • Conservaguy

    Woooo-hooooo! We killed freedom of speech! My America is dead. Such a sad day.

  • ldwaddell

    Is it true you shouldn’t eat the wieners at a gay picnic because they all taste like crap?

  • stuckinIL4now

    I said “yeeeccccchhhhh” to that photo which is about the same as OMG, horrible and oh btw I don’t find photos of hetero couples kissing much to look at either.

  • Ruy Diaz

    And another thing…. Reeducation camp is an enduring feature of communist dictatorships. How did it come to pass that private companies, or legal monopolies (like the NFL), got into this racket? Somebody had to come up with this idea: ‘we have a potential PR problem; let’s copy North Korea and send our employees to reeducation camp!’

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Political Correctness is just the politically correct way to say Nazi Propaganda.

  • Ruy Diaz

    Reading sports writers at Sports Illustrated… Really, these people are more leftist than the New York Times editorial board. They seem to be failed op-ed writers who had to settle for covering sports, and never got over their failure. I hadn’t read Sports Illustrated in years (gawking at swimsuit models doesn’t count.) I’ll post a note to myself not to read them again.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      Does that mean we can’t still gawk at the swimsuit models?

      • Ruy Diaz

        I said not READING. Didn’t say a thing about gawking. You can buy the swimsuit edition, and tell your wife you buy the magazine for the articles.

        • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

          Not married . . . and I said nothing about “buying.”

  • Arkuy The Great

    Freedom of speech; it was nice while we had it…

    • Mike in Texas

      You still have it. You just don’t understand what the phrase means.

      • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

        I think Arkuy refers to the culture of freedom of expression, not the Constitutional right. As a cultural instrument, freedom of speech and of expression are valued as part of the American way of life, whether the attacks against a person’s opinion come from their employer, their pastor or their neighbor. Tolerance for other people expressing their opinion is integral to our culture. Freedom of speech is not merely restricted to the strict application of government censorship.

        • Mike in Texas

          There is a growing majority in our culture that considers all forms of bigotry socially unacceptable and employers who find it bad for business. Apparently there are people having a difficult time with the realization that they are now in part of a minority being found culturally unacceptable. They just need to accept that fact and go forward however they wish. But they must face the reality that the good ol’ days of bigotry without consequences are fading away. Fanciful re-definitions of buzz phrases is creative but ineffective whining.

          • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

            That’s a lie. Those people in our culture to whom you refer do not consider all forms of bigotry bad, they are usually the biggest purveyors of bigotry. The bigots have just selected different targets and painted their hats white to pretend to be the good guys while espousing their intolerance. “Fanciful re-definitions of buzz phrases is creative but ineffective whining.”

          • Ruy Diaz

            “There is a growing majority in our culture that considers all forms of bigotry socially unacceptable and employers who find it bad for business.”

            I call cattle manure on this one. On several levels. 1) Majority? Haven’t seen data. Likely you are making this stuff up. 2) The Peace and Tolerance mafia finds some kinds of bigotry–against Christians for example–not only acceptable but desirable. 3) Employees don’t so much find stuff ‘bad for business’ as can be intimidated by an orchestrated campaign.

          • Onyx

            Ding ding ding.

      • Ruy Diaz

        Freedom of speech from WHOM? From government; in theory yes, you still have broad protections thanks to the first amendment (thanks anti-Federalists!) In practice, not so much: so many activities are crimes, or can be interpreted as crimes, that the government(s) can send you to jail, or at least ruin you financially if you do the ‘wrong’ thing. (Witness Dinesh D’Souza.)

        From non-governmental entities: not so much. Economic life is much different than it was in the late 18th century. We have grown much richer, but far less independent than we were then. Almost all of us can be badly hurt financially if we say the ‘wrong’ thing.

      • Arkuy The Great

        Apparently you and the nobel-laureate wannabee who pens XKCD believe that a “heckler’s veto” is totally legitimate. That is not the case.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        “The first amendment doesn’t shield you from criticism or consequences”

        No, but being a sodomite does apparently.

      • gekkobear

        So “ostracize and shun the unbeliever” is a good principle, but only when used by liberals and only for liberal (and never religious) values?

        Congratulations on not just accepting but actually becoming what you’ve spent so long hating.

        You never hated the exclusion and intolerance, you were just upset it wasn’t your views used for intolerance and control of society.

        Thanks for finally making that clear… too bad it took so long for you to realize that you never were for openness and tolerance; just control and power.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Sam still has to make the team, doesn’t he? Wonder how much harder will be the hits he’s taking in camp and pre-season? What kind of “ed training” will the Rams players have to undergo?

    • Ruy Diaz

      SEVENTH round pick. He was an excellent player in college, but doesn’t project well for the pros: doesn’t have a position in the NFL, and had a terrible combine. Most likely won’t even make the team.

    • Leende

      He will be pushed thru now because he will claim he is being discriminated against. He will have a free ride. The TV shows he will be on, the books he will write. The possibilities are endless.

  • haI9000

    It won’t be long before commenters on blogs like this one will be intimidated into silence just for posting ANY opinion(s) not shared by the thought police.

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Maybe Jones was referencing Sam’s athletic ability. We will never know because the PC police has already ruled that Jones is a bigot. Now that’s “Horrible”

  • chetnapier

    I have decided to flag every post that uses the the term teabag

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Forget it. We’ll be living in a world of silence soon.

  • Ghee!

    I am sure while the NFL wears pink this fall, Miami will be embracing it for a different reason.

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      Oh ho ho my friend. The rainbow sodomy socks will be making their debut for sodomy month in a few seasons. And that will be the day I never pay to watch the NFL ever again.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Wow how tolerant./

  • Magnifico

    If he were straight, I highly doubt he’d tweet an image of himself kissing his girlfriend.

    I might need some educational training as well, because two guys kissing induces nausea.

    • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

      If those who support the idea that homosexuals are born that way and have no choice in the matter are correct, then the revulsion that a straight person experiences at the sight of homosexual behavior is equally inborn. It would be wrong for them to discriminate against you for the way you were born and have no control over. You are hereby absolved of any and all guilt.

  • notenoughtime

    Predict the education will be the same mindset our kids are learning in high school, you cannot freely speak your mind if it is contrary to the flavor of the month. But if your belong to the group that has fallen out of favor or is the target of the day, speaking out is welcomed and embraced. We are a third world country now!

  • PeterP

    When the NFL has become taken over by left-wing fascists, you know you’re in trouble. OMG, horrible. I would say about 150,000,000 Americans felt the same way. Punished for his speech. Reeducation camp.

  • PeterP

    It is apparently a shocking revelation to the left that heterosexual men find the act of two men kissing, repugnant.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Who’da thunk it?

  • PeterP

    Upon graduating from reeducation camp, Don Jones will find men kissing one another to be quite the turn on.

    • ToyZebra

      Don Jones loved Big Brother.

  • PeterP

    Atlanta Falcons Roddy White and New York Giants Victor Cruz both tweeted calls for George Zimmerman’s assassination. Neither were “excused” from the team nor sent to “reeducation” camp. The world we live in!

    • Onyx

      The world we live in is the one where corporations can fire or sanction their employees for more or less any reason they like, if they think it’s going to improve their bottom line. Corporate rights, yay, workers’ rights, boo, remember? That’s the world the right supports. If you want to propose legislation to protect employees from being fired for speech and conduct outside of work, you would find plenty of allies on the left.

      • PeterP

        Yes. And employees can quit for any reason they like. We call this “freedom” where I come from. I think you should be able to fire the person you hired for any reason whatsoever.

        IRONY: People who have created ZERO jobs telling those who have created millions how to handle their employees.

        • Onyx

          If you think you should be able to fire someone for any reason, what are you complaining about here? The fact that the Falcons (correctly) assessed that they weren’t going to lose business due to anti-Zimmerman rhetoric?

          • PeterP

            Onyx, I think the Dolphins are stupid, not that they did anything illegal. In my opinion, they could have a policy of hiring ONLY gay players. I believe in freedom.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        Its amazing how leftists suddenly understand and hold dear corporatism now that they are all run by leftists.

        • Aly

          seriously, what happened to the left saying that corporations need to be regulated by the government (higher taxes, anti-monopoly laws, and environmental regulations)? now that its run by them, they’re all “The government/constitution is completely separate from the corporations and they can do whatever they want, they are protected and have the right.” Hypocrites..

    • Magnifico

      This is how it works. If you’re black, you can hate on anybody, with the exception of black homosexuals. However, if you convert to Islam, you can say any damned thing you want.

  • globalcrap

    Our American heroes in our service losing their lives and limbs won’t get any recognition From the main stream O Bogus media, but when a queer come out of the closet, the lame stream O Bogus media salutes him like a hero.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Life imitates art – South Park called it in 2002: “The Death Camp of Tolerance”.

  • Dirty Dutch

    “OMG” and “Horrible”. Ok. Suspend and fine me turd tampers! Put your hands up. Your constitutional rights have been suspended. SMFH.

  • Conservative Pitbull

    Lets get real. This is sick. A total abomination to the path of life and all that it stands for. This deranged individual has some bad DNA floating around and it’s on display. Too bad we can’t just say NO to this type of behavior and lifestyle. He will be pushing more than sleds on the grass and it will be handed to him on the field. It’s disturbing at best and a freak show to follow as we shake our heads in disbelief.

    • MrSnuggles2k2

      He won’t make the team, or any team. Its still a business and winning is priority #1. Players that can’t compete will not last, especially on a team as deep as the rams are on defense.

  • thedumbblonde

    Now this guy is complaining that he should have gone in the first three rounds. He’ll probably complain about his lack of playing time because he’s gay. Whatever.

    • Brad Donald

      The guy clearly has a victim complex. I expect that to become more apparent as time goes on.

      • MrSnuggles2k2

        He will get cut and eventually end up as a host on MSNBC.

      • thedumbblonde

        He’s here, he’s queer and he better start on Sunday!

        • Jim Denney

          “He B gay, so he better play.” ~ GLAAD

          • globalcrap

            Maybe O Bogus is related to this crap, just like Trayvon ,He could have been my son.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Yep, liberals must paint themselves as victims, so society is blamed for their plight.

    • Zach Smith

      His next complaint will be that he isn’t getting endorsement deals for sneakers and athletic wear.

  • haI9000

    Will it be considered sexual harassment if Sam delivers a pat on the tush to a heterosexual player after a great play? Or can only heterosexual players be charged with sexual harassment?

  • Brad Donald

    So now Reeducation camps are now a thing if you dont agree with the Gay Agenda. Im so done with the NFL. Wont be spending money there ever again because they think its OK to punish thoughts and send people to brainwashing camp.

  • Elizabeth

    @WilliamAmos:disqus – how is it that the poster Arakiba can get away with posting 3 letter k’s and I couldn’t along time ago? I thought that was a deletable offense.

  • Amedicinewoman

    I’m old, I remember when football was a mans game. Guess I will check out the go fish card championships.

  • MrSnuggles2k2

    I love how the left no longer has to hide their fascism.

  • Barry Shitepoke

    Is that pic Photoshopped? …and what’s with all that ‘white goo’ on their faces? …and where do I report for re-education?

  • Wiki David

    Educational Training…. “So Don, if you were a tree what kind of tree would you be and would you be a straight tree?” Here’s your participation trophy.

  • Larry Rappaport

    Ya see, I know the NFL, its culture if I say this picture makes want to hurl multiply this by factors of 10 in an NFL locker room. If the league begins reprogramming of heterosexual players we may not have an NFL season this year because 8/10ths will be working the coloring books. Unreal………but they have this right, just not in my face.

  • Gothguy

    Remember when football was about football? Good times…good times.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Everything’s about blind acceptance of left wing degeneracy now, forget the original activity.

    • Onyx

      Remember when every football player didn’t have their own Twitter feed? And yes, that applies to liberals and conservatives alike. I didn’t think we were paying these guys to be activists or commentators. Just to run fast, throw far, and hit hard.

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        Remember when the president wasn’t being paid to be a Twitter commentator?
        Double standard.

  • Arkuy The Great

    Did they smash food into each others’ faces in that picture above? I have always found that to be a gross practice, no matter who does it. Gay or straight, having no shame is disgraceful.

  • JohnFLob

    There goes another myth – I thought Dolphins were supposed to be relatively intelligent animals. Limiting myself to socially tolerated terms prevents me from accurately describing the actions of the Miami NFL team.

  • http://meetchristians.com/ randalusa

    Watching America Die – Done in by liberal news liars, immigration, GOP phonies, lazy Christians and

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGr8eAR9k_8

    • globalcrap

      Your liberal O Bogs regime of terrorist destroying America with their illegal alien criminals, and their anchor carrying girlfriends, giving them O Bogus “Free Stuff” paid for by the working American Tax payer, living in our neighborhoods , committing crimes, drug gangs. The liberal O Bogus thieves don’t have them in their neighborhoods, and don’t contribute their wealth to these parasites.

    • globalcrap

      Sneaking into America , bringing in disease across the border, infecting our American children. Wake up America, your children’s future is at risk.

    • globalcrap

      All this O Bogus crime on innocent white people., swept under the Mooslum rug. Where is the lame stream mooslum media reporting these racist crimes ?

    • globalcrap

      I hope Americans listen to this video. Learn the real truth about what is happening in your America.

  • mndasher

    Things not to participate in ever: Sensitivity training, diversity training. Well I did participate in the latter once, but the guy leading the sessions wished I didn’t, I challenged him on every thing he said. He had nothing.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Ah yes, left wing re-education camps, designed to remove all opposition to the disgusting degeneracy of the sicko Left. Enjoy !

  • ToyZebra

    New NFL rules. You touch Michael Sam on the field, you get thrown out of the game. You tackle him, you get thrown out of the NFL. Any player trash talking Michael Sam will be shot.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      You’re right. Because how will they know “why” that player was so rough on him?

    • porgiefirefighter

      #newtraditionsatRamsgames : Fans tap glasses and Michael Sam has to kiss a teammate.

    • Jake Bradford

      Gay bashing, on or off the field…is a hate crime.

    • unknown

      And anyone who stops him from making a touchdown via interception will be shot as well

  • mndasher

    In the real world of free speech consequences the Ram’s would have said never mind! We rescind our offer after that kiss.

  • castlemonster

    That should do wonders for team morale, huh?

  • J Will

    Things have gotten so insane that we are prisoners in our own skins. Eventually if you don’t agree with Vegans you will be persecuted. I miss when we could all agree to disagree then still go to a baseball game together.

  • J Will

    We almost need an anti establishment organization to combat this type of behavior. Seriously, if you’re gonna punish folks for having an opinion about two men kissing on a sports show then we’re going to boycott your show.

  • Jake Bradford

    When Don Jones emerges from the re-education camp, he will stare vacantly at the cameras and say “Sodomy. It’s BLISSSSS”

  • AmericanLass

    Indoctrination or brainwashing camp til you conform to liberal agenda. Which consist of bullying your own views on society.

  • JMigyanka

    What a bunch of Heterophobes!

  • Howler63

    Seeing to grown men kiss presses my ‘gross-out’ button. No different than seeing my grandparents french, my parents have sex, or my dog lick up his own vomit.

    If being grossed out makes me a bad person…well then…I’m a bad person.

  • http://www.thepiratescove.us/ William_Teach

    Considering Miami’s record since Marino retired, you’d think the Fins would have more important things to worry about.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    If you’re a heterosexual, like 98% of human beings, and you aren’t disgusted by a picture like that, there is something seriously wrong with you.

  • mrspinky85

    I think the issues here is what a business can or cannot do. This goes back to DD, Chick-fil-a, or Hobby Lobby.

    There are a lot of implications here. Do people give up personal feelings when they work? Are we forced to share popular opinions regardless of how we feel? What if racist comments or anti gay remarks became popular again?

    Do employees or business owners have to give up there personal feelings to support their families?

    I believe we are playing with fire here and not just religious vs secular or gay vs straight or whatever. I think these questions poke at what is freedom and where is the line. Who decides what is acceptable behavior?

    • leastyebejudged

      I don’t see what the issue is here.

      He signed a contract that spells-out what is and is not acceptable, this issue is between him and who he works for and the contract he signed.

      Oh boo hoo, he gets paid millions of dollars a year to represent his organization in a positive way, and when he fails to do it he has to take some classes, all in his contract.

      • Flash Gordon

        “I don’t see what the issue is here.” Then you are the only one. The issue is that people are sick and tired of these liberal elitists trying to censor free speech when someone says something they don’t agree with. His post conveyed no threats, slander or anything that could really be construed as derogatory. “OMG” and “Horrible” could pertain to anything.

        • leastyebejudged

          I’m not going to argue with someone that does not even know what Free Speech IS.

          Go back to school.

          • Onyx

            Would upvote fifty times. For all the Constitution-love around here, very few seem to remotely get how it works.

          • Flash Gordon

            I know what free speech is skippy. You are of course referring to the fact that he works for a private institution and therefor they can discipline or even fire him so free speech doesn’t enter in to it. What I was talking about was the larger issue of liberals who CLAIM to say that ANYONE has a right to express their views whether people agree with them or not. Of course what they really mean is that you can exxpress your views as long as you agree with them.

          • Onyx

            Strawman much? I could be fired for supporting gay marriage or for putting an Obama bumper sticker on my car. The only reason I’m not is that my company thinks that kind of policy would make them *lose money* instead of *make money*. That’s it.

          • leastyebejudged

            Obviously you do not know what Free Speech is.

            He was free to make any statement he wanted to; still is.

            Free speech does not mean that you are immune from people reacting to your speech, and it does not in any way prevent you from being held to a standard stipulated in a contract that you signed with an organization.

            So stop lying, this is not about “liberals”, Free Speech” or anyone trying to force their views on you.

            What you want is to express your views and prevent anyone from expressing theirs. Good luck with that, Donnie. Let me know how well that works for you.

            If you lack the maturity to handle people responding to the views you express, simply STFU and stop whining and making yourself look like the idiot you are.

          • Flash Gordon

            Wow. A reply laced with insult and sarcasm. Let me take a guess, you are a liberal? In the first place, we are not talking about people in general reacting to his comments but an organization punishing someone for a comment that could or could not be construed as being derogatory towards gays.
            As far as the contract is concerned, if using the two words “OMG” and “horrible” are defined in his contract as being in violation of said contract (in a general clause about specific behavior), then I would be very interested in seeing the terms. I never said that this team shouldn’t be allowed to exercise their rights but I find it ridiculous that they would do so for what seems to be a m minor infraction.
            As far as someone forcing their views on me, I never said or even eluded to that. I guess you were to caught up in trying to insult me to properly pay attention to my point. All liberals know how to do is resort to insults and shouting when someone disagrees with them. They’re always talking about how inclusive they are when they actually are extremely intolerant of anyone’s views but their own. If not, then why are they always trying to pass laws to force people to believe as they do while condemning other for the exact same thing (size of soda’s, eating habits, health habits, just to name a few).

          • leastyebejudged

            You want to make this a political thing, and want to rant about liberals.

            I don’t care about your political opinions, I simply stated the fact that you’re an ignoramus that does not even know WHAT “Free Speech” IS.

            The rest of your childish political ranting is irrelevant.

            Save your outrage for the “liberal NFL”.

            Idiot.

          • Flash Gordon

            leastyebejudged, insults are usually derived from lack of intelligence, insecurity or when you are losing an argument and have nothing relevant to add so don’t be to surprised that I don’t answer in kind.

          • Aly

            You’re only using that argument because it works in your favor. You’d be against it if it meant that Sam was being punished. If the Rams had fined and re-educated Sam for posting those pictures, then you would say that Sam’s free speech is being violated. Then someone would say that the Rams have the right to do what they want and it has nothing to do with the Constitution, and you would start using words like “homophobe” and “intolerant” to hit the emotional angle of the argument and make it personal. So, in that case, others would tell you to “STFU and stop wining.”

          • leastyebejudged

            No, I’m just stating the fact that it has nothing to do with Free Speech. I’d try and explain in more detail, but it’s actually not complicated, and if you don’t get it at this point you obviously are choosing to remain stubbornly ignorant.

            That I can’t help you with, nobody can.

          • Aly

            Okay, so, with that argument, you contend that the Rams have the right, if they wanted to, to re-educate and fine Sam for posting his pictures. So if a company were to do that, they should receive no negative feedback regarding freedom of speech. A company can punish a man for posting gay pictures and no one can say anything about it because it has nothing to do with the constitution and free speech. If you are willing to admit this, then I will consider your argument true and objective rather than perpetuating double standards.

          • leastyebejudged

            I can’t help you with your poor reading comprehension skills.

            But to reiterate; his contract is what it is, he agreed to abide by it’s terms.

            I see that you are struggling mightily with finding a way to justify your own bias and discrimination, feel comfortable that you are not alone at least in this forum in feeling outraged that two men kissed.

          • Aly

            Insulting someone in the first sentence completely eliminates your ability to have a discussion. It turns into a fighting match, which is what I said with the whole you’re gonna call people who don’t agree with you a homophobe, just so you can get the emotional side.

            You’re arguing exactly how I predicted. You can read my previous post again to see. You don’t know how to respond so you say I have poor reading comprehension skills to emotionally attack me rather than address what I am saying.

            I doubt prohibiting the words “OMG” and “Horrible” were in his contract.

            The idea is, people would OPPOSE the contract that you hold so sacred if it didn’t allow him to post gay pictures. The argument that “it’s in the contract, he signed it, so he has to follow it” would not fly because people (i.e. GLAAD) would actively say the contract is WRONG and must be overturned or changed.. But in this case, the contract is left alone and its A-okay the way it is! It’s the double standard.

            Even though you on multiple occasions demeaned my intelligence for no reason other than being mean, I will just say that I will agree to disagree. I believe discussions can be made without calling people stupid. You apparently don’t agree with me on that either, so whatever. End of discussion.

  • globalcrap

    Watch out football players, he doesn’t go after your privates when he tackles you

  • Flash Gordon

    For all of you who were wondering, this is where they will be sending him.

  • SonsOfMontesQ

    Those who say this does not violate the First Amendment right to freedom of speech are correct in that the Amendment only restricts the federal government from infringing on that right. However, the question of free speech in our private lives does not come from a position of legality; it comes from a position of integrity in morality and ethics. If we so strongly believe in the underlying concept of free speech that we restrict our federal government from infringing upon it, then we should also be living by the same maxim in our private lives.

    • Onyx

      Then you would need to regulate businesses to enforce this position. Corporations don’t have integrity, morality, or ethics; calling a corporation immoral for protecting its bottom line is like calling your car a mass murderer for rolling into a crowd after you leave the parking brake off.

      • SonsOfMontesQ

        No. Business regulation does not equal business ethics. Nor do laws equal morality. Not everything calls for regulation. This is about personal choice. Also, your metaphor does not apply. A car is an inanimate object without choice or opinion. The Dolphins did not censor Jones for hurting their bottom line. They censored him for having an opinion they deemed to be wrong and needed to be “re-educated”…

        • Onyx

          When a business moves from one state to another to reduce its tax burden, do you blame the business for being disloyal to its employees in the original location? Of course not. You blame the taxes; you blame the economic landscape in which the business operates. Same here. The Dolphins had to decide what position to take to support their long-term economic health. This was their assessment. Nothing to do morality or, frankly, personal choice. (The Dolphins will probably say that it *was* about morality. That, too, will be a statement made for purely economic reasons.)

          • SonsOfMontesQ

            Bullsh@#… the quick, impulsive, reactionary nature of the Dolphins response to “re-educate” him for his personal opinion shows it has everything to do with morality and especially personal choice, not to mention emotional haste. They weren’t thinking about the bottom line. If they were, they would’ve taken their time, and would’ve realized their response is actually making the PR situation worse. Judging by reaction it is getting on social media, it has the potential to negatively effect their bottom line far more than “re-educating” Jones. In effect, it will become their “Chick-fil-a Moment”.

            However, that being said, you’re missing the overall point of my post. The idea that we use the concept of unalienable rights to legally confine our federal government from infringing upon them, but then excuse ourselves from living by that same concept in our private lives is hypocritical. It’s a “do as I say, not as I do…” position to hold. If something an employee is saying about their personal beliefs is indeed hurting your bottom line, then, after you prove it has hurt your bottom line, you fire them. You don’t “re-educate” them.

          • Onyx

            It’s cheaper to teach him how to keep his mouth shut than it is to replace him. No different than a company paying for any other kind of employee training. I daresay the Dolphins conduct their own cost/benefit calculations better than the armchair quarterbacks on Twitchy, but hey. If you’re comfortable believing that the free market never makes mistakes *except when forced to by PC fascists*, more power to you.

          • SonsOfMontesQ

            Please… you don’t need an MBA and multiple focus groups to tell you these kinds of groupthink/thought police re-education attempts tend to backfire. All you need is an awareness of recent history. And if it’s going to cost the team so much to replace him, then the net effect of his presence on the team in relation to the bottom line is a positive one, not a negative one.

            There’s your precious cost/benefit calculation… and you don’t even need to pay me. Lucky you.

  • paw516

    Miami interfering with his free speech. Most PDA is gross but that was even worse. Come on! Everything has to be about “in your face straight people.”

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Sam started out as a tight end. Converted to wide receiver.

  • SpiritualDrummer

    Do we have any Christian re-education to balance the gay re-education. Are there any other viewpoints that should demand their re-education be taught also. Why is there only gay re-education brain washing? If private companies are engaging in re-education brain washing shouldn’t there be a public brain washing re-education board to oversee the brain washing. Shouldn’t the EEOC oversee that the right balance of brain washing be applied and not infringe on the individuals rights because he is still an American and he still has rights no matter what kind of idiots he is working for.

  • djm1992✓𝒢𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇 𝒢𝒾𝒻𝓉𝑒𝒹 ☭⁻ᴴ⁸ᴿ

    The only thing “omg” and “horrible” about this whole mess is the Dolphins’ reaction to it. They should have just ignored this.

    It is not bigoted, discriminatory, or threatening in any way, shape or form to find a PDA disgusting, and to say so in a social media outlet. Gay couple, Lesbian couple, Straight couple -it makes no difference.

    You can still tolerate homosexuality, you can still treat homosexuals with respect, all while at the same time finding same-sex romantic/sexual activity and it’s display to be disgusting.

  • Magnifico

    “Educational training” ….. picturing a scene from “Clockwork Orange”.

    • Diane Stephan

      The one where his eyes are being held open and he forced to watch horrific acts on a movie screen.

  • Guest

    The only thing “omg” and “horrible” about this whole mess is the Dolphins’ reaction to it. They should have just ignored this.

  • interestedobserver2

    Will he be packed off to Ho Chi Minh city for his “reeducation camp” attendance?

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Why can Don Jones be sent to educational training but somebody like Michael Sam can’t be sent to educational training?

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      That’s the question of the thread.

      At times like these, I am astounded that works that portray homosexuality as a mental disorder haven’t been banned or censored. Gaystapo :(

  • JM

    Get ready folks, the left is now the thought police, reeducation camps are here. It was HIS OWN OPINION, its freedom of speech, the 1st amendment.

  • Hannibal

    That “educational training” probably involves electrodes and car batteries.

  • CONSERVATIVEwhite male!

    Hi y’all, let us throw “racist” in as well as lover boy of Mr. Sam is white, and that I think is the main issue seriously. Agree, the NFL and all made the Assumption Mr. Jones was against the kiss, how ’bout innocent until proven guilty? Does anyone even know if Mr. Jones had a chance to defend himself or clarify his OMG horrible? Maybe it was seen as a “u kiss like that?”, you need assistance on how to it? :) Would the NFL and media pundits care really if Mr. Sam was white? Well at least if Mr. Sam is cut, he is still eligible to win “if I had a son” sweepstakes grand prize winner! BTW, I am a STL Rams fan and I wonder if he makes the team, if he makes it on talent or “affirmative action”? We know this average player overall and one dimensional player basically plus a very late 7th round pick if cut, the STL Rams will be crucified!

  • whatdidhesay

    It’s always amusing to watch the usual crowd of bigots being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

    • Jeff

      Bull. Most conservatives have no issue accepting gays. What you can’t do – what you have no right to do – is to insist that we celebrate it.

      Why can’t liberals settle for benign indifference? Because then they lose one of their phony wedge issues! Pathetic.

      • whatdidhesay

        If it were indeed “benign indifference,” it would be fine. But instead it’s hostility and violence, as well as the efforts by conservatives to take away every single right gay people have earned. It’s not a “phony wedge issue,” it’s life and death for gay people.

  • BeaverTales

    I don’t care if two guys kiss. All this excitement, gnashing of teeth and outrage over a stupid kiss?

    Really??

    • Kate

      Seriously. Brittney Spears and Madonna did the same-sex kiss thing a decade ago. And the hype was stupid and pointless back then too.

    • Aly

      The issue on this thread is Don Jones being punished and fined for single word tweets….

  • FEELSGOOD

    “Educational training” as in bend over? OMG! HORRIBLE! :)

  • JamesJinSC

    WHEN will we jam the gaystapo back into the closet FOREVER??? I am disgusted with ALL of them!

  • midasrex

    Well, there’s clearly a new favorite minority group on the scene. Sorry, African-Americans – you had a nice ride, but you’re getting moved to the back of the bus again, it seems.

  • craigzimmerman12

    Liberals would love to have the power to do this to anyone who disagrees with them.

  • Bruce

    Kami Mattioli @kmattio Follow (original tweet in main story)

    “Freedom of speech protects you from the government, not private entities, which is why Don Jones can be suspended and fined. Got it? Good”

    So,I assume that if Mr. Jones had made some disparaging remarks about Tim Tebow and his faith (or pro-life stance), the Dolphins would be within their rights to suspend or fine him, being that the organization is such a venerated “public entity.” Hmmm…
    “Got it? Good.”

  • john fillah

    WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE BY THE OTHER 98% of all the heterosexual Americans watching this nightmare unfold before our eyes? Are Americans now actually so intimidated and feeble and such pussy’s that we are subscribing to this leftist, Obama backed and funded concentration camps ? this is a blatant attack on everything good descent and moral. Its is an attack on the very fiber of America . Gay mofia, liberal mob, call it what you want but the end result is the destruction of our society and this country as we know it. I’m not anti gay but it doesn’t mean I want to watch two gay guys on national news lick cake off each others faces and cry like little girls and open mouth kiss. The only purpose of that video was to do as much damage to the heterosexual America and use it as a propaganda tool to influence and brainwash our already confused youth that homosexuality is not only acceptable but popular. Curious, what the agenda for the day would be at the “educational training”. Maybe pairing up male clients and having them smear cake all over each other and lick it off and then convince them that it is enjoyable and exciting? Followed up with burning the U.S. constitution.If I was DON JONES and had all his money, I would hire the most expensive experienced attorney and SUE the FUCK out of the Miami dolphins for denying him his 1st amendmend rights of freedom of expression. Your constitutional rights are inalienable no matter who you are employed by or where you go…… You never stop being being an American

  • Mr_Wrestling_XIII

    I have gay relatives and gay friends. I don’t give two sh*t about anyone’s sexual orientation, but I do fine seeing two dudes kissing each other (especially with food all over their faces) disgusting. Sorry… Does that mean I hate gay people? Of course NOT!

  • Lindakl

    Ridiculous and creepy!

  • LeftistsStink

    Maybe companies should go back to firing gays.

  • Adam Smith

    I’ve found this to be a useful antidote against the ancient manifesto worshiped by today’s liberals and progressives: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • lwr

    Land of the free? Please stop singing our national anthem, Nazi wannabes.