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Softball: Homophobia and hypocrisy

Two incidents illustrate the country's continuing struggle with sexual orientation

Originally Published: June 25, 2010
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

So apparently, there's a mega-church in Memphis that recently kicked a team out of its softball league because the coach, Jana Jacobson, is gay.

According to reports, officials at Bellevue Baptist Church called Jacobson into a meeting and asked about her sexual orientation. In a Memphis Commercial-Appeal story about the meeting, Jacobson is quoted as saying, "I said that I am going to be clear. I am gay, and I find all of this to be absurd and against the word of God as I know it."

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