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The Briefing 02-11-14

1. Amidst moral revolution, culture demands celebration of N.F.L. prospect’s homosexuality

N.F.L. Prospect Michael Sam Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He’s Gay, New York Times (John Branch)

Ex-NFL player:Draft prospect who came out is like Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks, USA Today (Mike Foss)

It’s Time for the N.F.L. to Welcome a Gay Player, New York Times (Juliet Macur)

2. Selectivity of outrage makes moral judgment clear: International outcry over killing of giraffe

Anger Erupts After Danish Zoo Kills a ‘Surplus’ Giraffe, New York Times (Nelson D. Schwartz)

Zoo Staff Get Death Threats After Giraffe Killing, Associated Press

3. Amidst crisis over gay marriage, true issue in Methodist Church is authority of Scripture

Methodists in Crisis Over Gay Marriage, Church Law, Associated Press (Rachel Zoll)