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This is My Homophobic Rant Against Michael Sam

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Let’s just cut to the chase. We’ve all read this script before.

If you do anything less than fall to your knees weeping tears of jubilation that a man who is sexually attracted to men was picked to play a game for a living — you’re a homophobe.

It doesn’t really matter why you aren’t joining in the celebration, or why you aren’t using words like ‘historic’ and ‘revolutionary’ to describe a scenario where a homosexual fellow plays a sport with some other fellows, and is paid handsomely and applauded loudly for doing so.

It doesn’t matter what reasoning you provide, or what sort of logic you employ, when attempting to explain why Michael Sam’s likeness shouldn’t necessarily be etched into Mount Rushmore just because he took it upon himself to alert the media of his sexual habits a few months before being selected in the 7th round of the NFL Draft.

It doesn’t matter what you say when trying to articulate why the President of the United States of America probably doesn’t need to release an official White House statement to congratulate someone for being gay and athletic.

It doesn’t matter. None of it matters. Nothing is acceptable but complete and total adherence to the prevailing cultural dogma. You are only allowed to think a certain way about these kinds of things. Any thought, or statement, or phrase, or utterance that deviates from the zeitgeist by even the slightest degree will earn you the label of homophobic bigot, and that’s just all there is to it.

So, while I’m not a bigot, and while I’m not ‘homophobic,’ and while I generally carry about my day very much unconcerned with the sexual proclivities of football players from Missouri, I nonetheless feel the need to be a voice of reason amidst this whole spectacularly ridiculous charade. Therefore, I will be called a bigot, because that’s how America has been trained to react to anyone who questions popular opinion.

So be it.

I don’t care.

I really don’t.

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  • ernie t boomer

    You nailed it

  • nibblesyble

    Well done!

  • Adriane Chalumeau Fox

    So, let me get this straight (please pardon the pun).

    First, you blow things out of proportion, (“weeping tears of jubilation”, really?) and then you use some fancy terminology like “prevailing cultural dogma” and “zeitgeist”, and boom—you have an argument that sounds fleshier and flashier than it actually is.

    And then you whine. Thank goodness we have a “voice of reason” such as yourself to reassure the rest of us that, no you don’t *actually* care, but you apparently care enough to write a post about it.

    If you really didn’t care, what you could try doing is treating it like the thousands of heterosexual kisses that happen on television: ignore it.

    • evan

      You are exactly the type of person this post is referring to..

      • Adriane Chalumeau Fox

        Yeah, and it’s going to change exactly zero minds, so I’m still missing the point of this “opinion” piece.

    • Julie Horsford Butler

      Heterosexual kiss = natural. Homosexual kiss = unnatural, and rather icky.

      • Adriane Chalumeau Fox

        You know, there are plenty of cultures worldwide who see kissing as “unnatural and icky”, regardless of who. I don’t think people, gay or straight, are going to stop kissing because someone else thinks it’s “icky”.

        • Julie Horsford Butler

          Really? There are cultures that find kissing as a sign of affection, either public or private, unnatural? Name two. I certainly don’t want to uninformed. And I don’t expect anyone to change their behavior just because I think it’s icky. I was just stating my opinion, which I am entitled to.

  • Truckermo

    Adriane I live in Missouri and they have gone overboard with this so much so it sickening. If nwe dont bend to Homosexual Dogma we are called Homophobe. I know I couldnt care less until you start forcing me what to think ” Oh I may hurt the tender Tendencies of some group ” SO WHAT

    • Adriane Chalumeau Fox

      You’re called a homophobe if you whine about how gay people are finally starting to be accepted as people and achieve some of the basic rights that straight, white, Christians already expect to enjoy. The “gnashing of teeth” here is amusing.

      • Julie Horsford Butler

        It’s interesting how the word “Phobia” has been redefined to include an “extreme dislike” for a specific thing or group, so that those who are passionate about their faith can be lumped in with people who have an irrational fear of spiders and labeled with a mental disorder. I don’t like peas. If I don’t force myself to eat peas, does that mean I have a pea phobia? Sorry. Just because I find homosexual behavior icky doesn’t mean I hate homosexuals or that I have an irrational fear of them. And I love how you word it: “…and achieve some of the basic rights that straight, white, Christians already expect to enjoy.” So the only people on the planet who are happy are straight white Christians? Seems like if that were true you’d want to become one. That’s going to be a shock to all my black, hispanic, native American, Pacific Islander, asian, and middle eastern friends, not to mention my atheist, buddhist, hindu, muslim, humanist, and agnostic friends. You all better just move to Canada if the only ones with rights around here are straight white Christians. Oh, but what about that Christian family in Oregon with the bakery? Seems they don’t have the right to conduct business. Or the photographer in New Mexico, or 7 million voters in the state of California. pr the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, or the Benham Brothers, or a tee shirt company in Kentucky. What about their rights? They’re all straight white Christians. Oh wait, that coach is black. And so was the guy on ESPN who got fired. and the other guy who got sent to re-education camp for tweeting out his opinion about the “icky” kiss. So you’re whining about straight white Christians. I guess that makes you a hetero-cauca-Christophobe. Get thee to an asile d’aliénés!