Sox Manager: Gays Are Child Molesters (Maybe)
By Aaron Bailey in News on Aug 9, 2005 5:31PM
Gotta give snaps to the White Sox for at least being entertaining discriminatory pigs. You may remember earlier this year when Carl Everett said he didn't believe in being gay. That comment was nothing compared to what manager Ozzie Guillen said last night.
In front of a gaggle of reporters at Yankee Stadium, Guillen rebuked remarks by San Francisco radio host Larry Krueger, who characterized certain SF Giants as "brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly" and that the mind of Giant's manager Felipe Alou had "turned to cream of wheat."
Good so far, right?
Buuut then, just a few breaths later, he called out, "Hey, everybody, this guy's a homosexual! He's a child molester!"
Now, perhaps the guy was gay and just happened to be a child molester and Guillen was calling for cops to arrest a horrible criminal. Uh yeah.
In all likelihood, Guillen was joking around and went one step too far, and well, there simply isn't an excuse. Public figures who are watched by the media every waking moment need to realize that what they say matters and that such speech is simply wrong.
It's time to grow up, boys.
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