I think… He didn’t want to be chopped up into little bits and presented just as a gay man; that he’s a gay black athlete in this close-knit Christian black family, and he wants to be seen as that whole picture. – T.F. Charlton

T.F. Charlton wrote the insightful Religion Dispatches article Why Jason Collins’ Faith is Ignored… And Tebow’s Isn’t after the NBA star came out as gay. She unpacks the reasons why she believes a white Evangelical athlete plays into an existing “all-American” framework, and a black Christian – especially a gay one – doesn’t.

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T.F. Charlton Interview: State of Belief Radio May 11, 2013 by StateofBelief

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