By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.
Fans of the Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s Grey Cup may be interested to know that one of their players takes a position on the long running Anglican debate over whether gays should be ministers in that church.
Jon Cornish has good reason to do so, reports Cam Cole in today’s Vancouver Sun. His mom, Margaret is an Anglican minister, with a female partner, and his repect for the both of them has led him to become involved in You Can Play movement.
“I’m actually pretty outspoken. I don’t like certain slurs being used, and any time I hear them, I speak up,” he said. “I think for the most part, my team’s pretty respectful. We have a lot of smart people on this team.
“People are always surprised when I tell them about my mom’s situation, but for me, it’s something I’m proud of. Because she’d been through a lot, and she finally found someone who she loved, and for me, there’s nothing more positive in the world.”
Stamps coach John Hufnagel, quoted in the same story, is concerned that any gay player can throw, run fast, and catch, but adds “It’s a free country.”