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The NFL is set to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s “National Coming Out Day” during its Sunday Night Football broadcast this weekend.

The campaign, labeled “It Takes All Of Us,” will feature a 30-second video starring openly gay or bisexual NFL players including Ryan O’Callaghan, Jeff Rohrer, R.K. Russell, and Wade Davis. The ad encourages gays to come out and be proud of their sexual proclivities, according to CNN.

The video starts with the aforementioned players saying, “To all current players who are thinking of coming out, when you are ready, so are we.”

The ad then segues to other players offering their support and saying, “It takes all of us, and you deserve to be all you.” The supportive players include Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins, and Calais Campbell.

“There has never been a single active player that has come out. While I’m sure I’ve played with LGBTQ+ players — highly skilled, athletic, and effective at their jobs — they did not come out. But they were my teammates and part of the larger NFL family,” NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent said of the campaign.

Vincent added that the league’s goal is to support all 1,696 players.

“Anyone in the player community who may be considering coming out, know this — I am committed to serving as a conduit to help you through that journey — either myself, in collaboration with my teammates at the league office, or through the many organizations with whom we partner on LGBTQ+ issues. We have no way of knowing if an active NFL player would choose to come out or what they might experience. What I do know is that I am committed to celebrate, support, and welcome them,” Vincent said.

The NFL will sponsor the “It Takes All Of Us” campaign for the rest of the season. In conjunction with the campaign, all NFL fields will feature end zone stenciling reading “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism.”

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Source: Breitbart: NFL to Air ‘National Coming Out Day’ PSA During Sunday Night Football

On Monday, former NFL star and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker suggested strict penalties that migrating rioters and looters should face.

“I’ve watched a lot of these beautiful cities being destroyed by people rioting, and I saw all these local leaders that won’t step to the plate to protect their citizens or their citizens’ businesses,” Walker said Monday in a video he posted to Twitter. “So I’m going to step up to the plate and become a local leader in a sense that I want to put in a mandate that anyone arrested during a riot and they’re not from that city, they don’t have a resident in that city or that town, should be arrested and get federal time.”

Indeed, Black Lives Matter and Antifa groups have been rioting for 100 days straight in Portland in addition to hitting cities, including New York, Chicago, Seattle, and many others.

In June it was estimated that Portland businesses had lost at least $23 million due to the rioting and looting. But that is likely far higher for those businesses that may never re-open because of the destruction.

During last month’s Republican National Convention, Walker also spoke about the social unrest sweeping across the U.S. and said that Donald Trump had done more than anyone to help minorities.

“I pray every night that God gives him more time. Give him four more years,” Walker said during his address. “He has accomplished so much, almost all by himself under constant attack. But there is more work to do.

“Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem, and our country doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice. I care about all of those things, and so does Donald Trump,” he said. “He shows how much he cares about social justice and the Black community through his actions. And his actions speak louder than any stickers or slogans on a jersey.”

Walker also said that he had lost friends over his support for Trump, but he noted that the left is the problem, not the president.

“Losing friends has been a big cost. I lost some friends, and that’s what’s so strange about it. How could in a country like America you disagree with someone that you now want to injure that person, or you just don’t want to talk to them no more?” Walker said. “Where did it get that you become a country like that?”

Author: Warner Todd Huston

Source: Breitbart: Herschel Walker: Out-of-Town Rioters Should Get Federal Charges for ‘Destroying Lives and Businesses’

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders was widely ridiculed on Tuesday for a video showing him taking a swing at a boxing speed bag, only to have the bag fly back and hit him in the face.

Sanders, who will turn 78 next month, took on the speed bag at the Ali Center with unintentionally hilarious results.

The Big Lead joked that Bernie should not have led with his right when “when we all know he’s most comfortable attacking upward and from the left.”

But Bernie took slings and arrows from a long list of others:

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Author: Warner Todd Huston

Source: Breitbart: WATCH: Speed Bag Hits Bernie Sanders in the Face During Boxing Session

Broadcaster and former NBA star Charles Barkley slammed the Democrat Party in the wake of Tuesday’s debates, saying that the party has done little to elevate most blacks in America.

The former Phoenix Suns star was in the audience during the July 30 Democrat presidential debates, but the former player was not impressed by what he saw telling reporters that “every black person I know has always voted Democratic,” but most are “still poor” despite that support.

Barkley went on to slam the Democrats for ignoring minorities, saying, “It’s an economic thing, and that’s what both parties have been neglecting, especially the Democratic Party,” according to Yahoo News.

“Every black person I know has always voted Democratic, and with the exception of a few guys who can play sports, all those people are still poor,” Barkley continued.

The TNT commentator added that he said the same thing in 2017 and no progress has occurred.

Despite the Democrat’s failure, Barkley exclaimed that both parties “suck” at delivering for black voters.

“I think all politicians take black folks for granted. They talk to black folks every four years, and that’s about it and then do nothing about it. Both parties suck in that aspect,” he added.

The former player was also not a fan of the debate format.

“You can’t really judge anybody by seeing them on television, especially when you’ve got 20 people. Nobody gets a word in edgewise. That’s really unfortunate,” he said.

Barkley thought that his network could handle the debates better than CNN.

“We can do a much better job [of the debates], especially CNN,” he said. “We could do a much better job of doing like an individual night where we have plenty of time.”

But after saying that, Barkley joked that he hoped his boss, Jeff Zucker, who was standing only a few feet away, would not fire him for the comments.

As far as which candidate he favored, Barkley ultimately suggested was leaning toward supporting either former Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro or South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

One thing he was not fond of was the constant proclamations from Democrats that Donald Trump is a racist.

“‘I’m leery of calling people ‘racist.’ He says some things that can be construed as ‘racist.’ Some things he’s said are very wrong and flagrant,” Barkley insisted.

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Author: Warner Todd Huston

Source: Breitbart: Charles Barkley Says Voting Democrat Has Not Elevated Black People

Democrats in New York killed a proposal for tuition assistance for children of veterans killed in battle and instead approved a bill to give illegals free tuition.

The New York Republican Party slammed the Democrats on Twitter saying, “Democrats just rejected tuition assistance for Gold Star families but approved it for illegal immigrants. Would these Democrats dare to look into the eyes of the children of fallen servicemen and women and say they matter less than those here illegally?”

Empire State Democrats quashed a bill on Tuesday that would have provided free tuition for Gold Star families that had lost a child killed in the line of duty in service to the country.

“The Assembly’s Higher Education Committee voted 15 to 11 to hold the bipartisan bill, effectively ending its chances of making it to a floor vote this session,” according to Syracuse.com.

But the move comes only a week after the same legislature passed a $175 billion state budget that contained $27 million to give free tuition to illegal aliens.

“It’s disgraceful,” Republican Assemblyman Gary Finch said after the Gold Star bill was shelved, “Soldiers who lay down their lives and make the ultimate sacrifice represent the best of us. The children they love so dearly deserve access to the opportunity and promise that is the hallmark of this country. I can’t imagine what’s in your heart when you vote ‘no’ on a bill like this.”

Republican Assemblyman Will Barclay slammed the Democrats for being petty and insisting that the Democrats killed the Gold Star tuition proposal merely because they didn’t want Steve Hawley, the Republican who introduced it, to get a win.

“We get so caught up in majority and minority issues here, we can’t see the forest through the trees,” Barclay said. “I don’t know how they don’t justify this.”

Barclay added that the number of students who would qualify for the tuition assistance would be few in number, especially compared to the number of illegals who will get free college.

Democrats refused to comment on the situation.

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Author: Warner Todd Huston

Source: Breitbart: New York Democrats Kill Bill for Tuition for Gold Star Families, Pass Tuition for Illegals Instead

On his HBO Sports series The Shop, L.A. Lakers forward LeBron James called the NFL’s owners as a bunch of “old white men” and accused them of acting like slave masters.
James made his accusation on an episode of The Shop, which aired on Friday on HBO, the Washington Post reported.

“In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality,” James said kicking off the conversation. “And it’s like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f— I tell y’all to do. Or we get rid of y’all.’”

The basketball player with an estimated net worth of $440 million was speaking with his long-time business partner Maverick Carter, L.A. Rams player Todd Gurley (who’s estimated net worth is $15 million), and rapper, actor and Louis Farrakhan acolyte Ice Cube.

James went on to say how proud he is that the National Basketball Association is more woke than the NFL and praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “He doesn’t mind us having … a real feeling and to be able to express that. It doesn’t even matter if Adam agrees with what we are saying, he at least wants to hear us out. As long as we are doing it in a very educational, non-violent way, then he’s absolutely okay with it,” James continued.

James then insisted that the NFL does not care about its players.

“The players are who make the ship go. We make it go. Every Sunday, without Todd Gurley and without Odell Beckham Jr., without those players, those guys, there is no football,” James exclaimed. “And it’s the same in the NBA. … The difference between the NBA and the NFL: the NBA [cares about] what we believe [players] can be, the potential. In the NFL, it’s what can you do for me this Sunday or this Monday or this Thursday. And if you ain’t it, we movin’ on.”

James ended the segment claiming that he and his fellow NBA players are “non-violent” in their protests and activism.

“I am very educated about what I believe in and I’m not doing it in a violent way,” James concluded. “I’m not knocking on your door saying, ‘Listen, I’m kneeling today and if you don’t kneel with me, I’ll knock you the f– out.’ But you know people go crazy when things are done outside the box. People don’t know how to react.”

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Author: Warner Todd Huston

Source:Breitbart: LeBron James: ‘Old White’ NFL Owners Have ‘Slave Mentality’

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