SHORT COMMUNICATION 342
Another Matter of Choice
Recently, on 3-1-13, a radio sports talk show devoted considerable air time to a very important topic: Do homosexual or lesbian athletes have the right to be in a heterosexual locker room? The timely discussion on the topic was quite enlightening, and so was the listener participation.
The radio talk show commentators narrowed it down to a justifiable: No. The listener calls also responded in like manner. No was the answer with only a few who said yes or didn't really care. The predominant answer was that each of the two groups should have their own special and separate closed areas to change, shave, and shower. It was a very reasonable answer. Here are a couple listener answers.
One caller said, no, because it would be similar to heterosexual males changing, shaving, and showering and mingling in a female locker room. That never happens. That will never happen.
Another caller mentioned once the athlete openly declares he/she is gay, it's all over. The answer is no. If the gay athlete wants to be part of a heterosexual locker room situation he should not “out" himself. Lesbians should do likewise.
Another caller gave a very sensible no answer. He hit the nail on the head when he pointed out that God never allows homosexual or lesbian behavior to be mixed in with moral behavior, and since gay people's behavior is a matter of choice, the best conclusion would be to not allow gays to be part of a heterosexual locker room. It is almost impossible to disagree with this answer.
It's a dilemma that is going to require very correct thinking and action, and that seems to be: No outed homosexual or lesbian should be allowed to mingle, change, or shower with heterosexuals. lt is simply a matter of good moral and common sense thinking. Let's hope that is what prevails. That's what God wants: moral thinking and moral action. Amen to that.