I Don't Blame This Hornets Minority Owner For Voicing His Antiquated Beliefs On Transgender Bathroom Laws
Source- But behind closed doors, one Hornets minority owner had a very different opinion. The Charlotte Observer/WBTV has obtained an unhinged, offensive, and terribly composed email that Hornets minority owner Felix Sabates sent to the rest of the Hornets ownership group after the NBA’s announcement. After blaming the Charlotte City Council for losing the All-Star Game—the statewide anti-LGBT HB2 was passed in response to Charlotte passing an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance—Sabates went on to say some stuff even worse than what your Uncle Chuck posts on Facebook. From the Observer/WBTV:
“What is wrong with a person using a bathroom provided for the sex the were born with, if you want to change your gender so be it, we are a free county, but don’t force 8 years old children to be exposed to having to share bathroom facilities with people that don’t share the organs they were Bourne (sic) with, this is plain wrong, this could cause irreparable damages to a children’s that don’t understand why they have to see what God did not mean for them to witness, we have some very confused business as well as political humans that frankly have made this a political issue rather then (sic) moral issues, SHAME ON THEM.”
Let me start by saying that - despite my decision to post the contents of it - I am not a huge fan of leaking the e-mail of a minority owner of an NBA team when the e-mail in question was CLEARLY (See: misspellings, grammar mistakes) written out of frustration. He's not the first person to angrily pound away at the keys without a filter while typing something that wasn't meant for public consumption.
That being said, I'm glad that this made it's way from the inbox of ownership to the eyes of the masses. Not because I think this guy should be exposed for his ridiculously offensive beliefs, but because he should be given a chance to voice them. I certainly don't support his opinion, but I support his right to have one. Think about it, the guy already received his punishment by having his franchise stripped of an All Star Game. Why shouldn't he be allowed to come out and declare that he wholeheartedly disagreed with the reasoning? He didn't pass the transgender bathroom laws in North Carolina, but he's still indirectly being disciplined for their existence. Now is the perfect time to drop some tone deaf, ill informed quote about the rights of transgenders. Other than his relative anonymity and reputation, he's really got nothing to lose. You can call him prejudice or discriminatory, but you can't say he's not headstrong. Remember in high school when the dickhead teacher would assign homework to the entire class because a couple of kids were being obnoxious? Didn't you immediately start raising hell because you had already gotten screwed anyway? That's all this guy really did. If you're going to be guilty by association then you might as well proclaim how proud you are of that association.
Sidenote: There is no good excuse for any self respecting man to have a strong view on bathroom laws. I have tried to avoid writing about them as much as possible, and that's because no male should give a shit who is around him when he's handling his business. Hell, he shouldn't even know who's around. I treat public bathroom visits like I am driving in traffic. Put the blinders on, worry solely about yourself, and try to get out of there as soon as possible. I personally make a B-line to urinal, whip it out, stare at the wall, pretend to wash my hands, and be about my merry way. I could be sandwiched between a guy with 3 dicks and a woman popping a squat and there's only about a 50% chance I would even notice. Let the fucking transgenders piss where they want to piss, as long as it doesn't mean it's going to take me any longer to piss.