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WNBA Star Brittney Griner Can't Support Her College's Anti-Gay Stance

​WNBA player Brittney Griner, of the Phoenix Mercury, is a basketball superstar, but according to a new Slate review of Griner's memoir, In My Skin, she's hesitant to be an ambassador for her alma mater, Baylor University.

Griner says, according to Slate, in her memoir: 

I would love to be an ambassador for Baylor, to show my school pride, but it's hard to do that. I've spent too much of my life being made to feel like there's something wrong with me. And no matter how much support I felt as a basketball player at Baylor, it still doesn't erase all the pain I felt there.

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The more I think about it, the more I feel like the people who run the school want it both ways: they want to keep the policy, so they can keep selling themselves as a Christian university, but they are more than happy to benefit from the success of their gay athletes. That is, as long as those gay athletes don’t talk about being gay.

Surprised by Griner's stance with regards to the university where she had so much success, Instincters? Do you agree with her position?

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DEFINITELY  YES   SO GLAD SHE IS STANDING UP FOR WHAT SHE BELIEVES IN.  I  ALSO HAVE A GAY SON, SO I CAN IDENTIFY WITH HER AS TO HOW SHE WAS  TREATED THROUGH  HER SCHOOL YEARS BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO CLUE AS TO THE HURT THEY ARE CAUSING BY TREATING PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY. MY  HUSBAND AND I ARE BIG MERCURY FANS AND WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF WATCHING  BRITTNEY AND HER TEAM MATES PERFORM AT ALL HOME GAMES.

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