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Thursday, July 26, 2007

What the hell is wrong with people?

Remember the feel good story of Ian Johnson, the Boise State RB who scored the winning points against Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl then raced over to the sidelines to propose to his girlfriend on national TV?

Unfortunately, there is an ugly and not so feel-good side to this story: Johnson said he has hired security for their wedding this weekend due to racial threats. Apparently the bigots of the world have a problem with Johnson, who is black, marrying his white girlfriend. According to the AP story linked above, since his Jan. 1 proposal, Johnson has received phone calls, letters and some personal threats from people who object to their marriage plans.

Worst of all, as Johnson even says, "It's really sad because a lot of people that are probably doing it are the same people who were cheering me on."

Man, I'd like to think that's not the case. Then again, I would've liked to think in 2007, Johnson and his fiancee wouldn't be getting such hateful threats from anybody right before their big day.


Out of Conference said...

Sooner fans.

beast in 'bama said...

Damned land thieves...

Matt said...

So much for progress. I hate people.

Not like it really matters, but I didn't see much difference in skin color between the two when he proposed. I guess to normal people like you and me, this kind of thing isn't a cause for alarm in the first place.

Brad Coe said...

Im sure for the people making the threats wouldn't like being threatened. What if the peoples wives had a tatoo and there was a group that don't believe in tatoos. Then that group starts threatening their marriage. Its stupid. I see a human being marrying a human being and think it is awesome thing that they have fell in love. You can't find that around the corner. So the people making the threats need to shut the hell up and let them live their lives. and for those who are asking, No im not black and don't even have any blacks in my family, but i respect all human beings and think we all deserve to be treated the same.

One Man Gang said...

In other news, that's a pretty quick turnaround for that wedding, isn't it?

insomniac said...

You can show the couple your support by sending them a teapot or something.

harry hasselhoff said...

It's Idaho. What isn't wrong with that place?