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04/30/2013 02:30 pm ET

Rush Limbaugh: Jason Collins News 'Rammed Down People's Throats'

Rush Limbaugh lamented on Tuesday what he called the lack of "tolerance" for anti-gay reactions to Jason Collins' coming out.

NBA center Jason Collins came out in a Sports Illustrated piece published Monday. He is the first male U.S. athlete in a major professional sport to come out as gay. The NBA, the White House and Bill Clinton have praised Collins for his announcement.

Limbaugh, however, felt differently. "Why can't everyone just put your sexual preferences on Facebook and call it a day? Why do we need to stop everything and have a national day of celebration, or mourning, depending on your point of view... about this?" the radio host wondered on Tuesday. "And this tolerance only goes one way."

He complained that anyone who does not support Collins is called a "bigot," "racist," "extremist" or "homophobe." "There is no tolerance at all here," Limbaugh alleged. "Not only do these people have to publicly announce it, everyone else has to applaud and accept it."

"If you wanna say you're gay, fine, but does it have to be rammed down everyone's throats all the time?" he added.

(h/t Media Matters)

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