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Ben Shapiro's Jason Collins Tweet Leads Many To Question His Definition Of 'Hero'

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People all over the world lauded Jason Collins when, on Monday, he became the first-ever openly gay man in a major American team sport. The head of the NBA said he was proud of Collins. Even former president Bill Clinton congratulated him.

However, Ben Shapiro, editor-at-large for, took a different view:

This, of course, sent Twitter scurrying to Shapiro's Twitter feed to find out just what met his definition of heroism. Remember, these are people who Shapiro thinks are maintaining the standard set by the soldiers who landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Among the heroes: radio host Mark Levin: And radio host Adam Carolla: And Senator Ted Cruz: And the guy who ran against Sherrod Brown in Ohio:

So, to recap: conservative politicians and radio hosts are heroes, presumably along the lines of Normandy soldiers. Someone who is the first openly gay athlete in his sport? No big deal.

Shapiro was even scolded by Chris Barron, a founder of the gay Republican group GOProud:

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