Jason Collins, a pro basketball player, just came out as gay. Is it wrong of me that I couldn’t care less?
It’s not just that I don’t follow basketball. It’s that Collins’ bedroom preferences have nothing to do with the only reason he matters to the public: basketball. Either he’s a good player or he’s not.
Collins’ sexual orientation would matter more if he were a famous proponent of traditional marriage or had a wife and six children. But as a basketball player? Eh, whatever….
And yes, I know people are going to say that he’s paving the way for other sports figures to come out of the closet. I get that, but it would be much easier for them to come out of the closet if we would just stop caring about other people’s bedroom behavior.
And I have nothing else to say.