Football / Life / World Magazine / July 26, 2014

Why Tony Dungy Isn’t a Bigot

From my Most Recent Article at WorldMag.com:

Tony Dungy is one of the most upstanding men in the football universe. A soft-spoken committed Christian, he had a reputation for fairness and integrity while serving as an NFL head coach. But now, in some quarters, Tony Dungy is considered a “bigot.”

Dungy recently responded to a question about whether he would have drafted Michael Sam (the first openly homosexual player in the NFL and a seventh-round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams). Dungy’s response was “I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” And then the internet exploded. Other media outlets besmirched Dungy’s character. Twitter overflowed with insults. The common sentiment was that as a black man Dungy should be especially sensitive to bigotry, which was reflected in this CBS Sports story.

Such comments miss the mark. They misrepresent Dungy and misunderstand what bigotry truly is.

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Read the full article HERE.



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3 Comments

Jul 26, 2014

Excellent, Barnabas. Perfect.


Aug 04, 2014

I have a unique hypo question that will probably be discussed in the future more if things keep going the same way…..What would happen if a same sex couple who adopts a child and much later one if not both of them gets saved and puts their faith in Jesus…..what would be the outcome there with not only the relationship between the couple but between them and the child?



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