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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  • Disgusted

    The picture of those men kissing causes me to turn away and wince. I too will be labeled a homophobic bigot for this reaction but why? Because it makes my skin crawl to imagine that behavior, much less actually see it? I guess but, it’s no different than the disgusting feeling I get when I catch a glimpse of Andrew Zimmern eating some of those nasty things on his show, “Bizarre Foods” and believe me, that only happens by accident when they show it on a commercial. My point is that, Zimmern wouldn’t be offended if he knew that I was disgusted by his eating habits so, why would gay men be offended if I’m disgusted by their sexual habits. And that just goes for gay men. Two hot woman kissing is just fine with me. See, I’m really not a homophobe! 🙂

    • Toby


  • LeftSPUNDizzy

    I dont care, can he play ball? If not GTFO!

  • Anonymous

    I could care less if the guy was gay, transsexual, or anything in between. The thing I disagree with is that ESPN tried to ram it down everyone’s throats by airing it on tv for who knows how long. I was sitting in a restaurant with my wife and kids when that popped up. Not exactly what I want to watch while I am trying to eat a meal. F*** political correctness!

    • Toby

      Too bad the world doesn’t cater to you. Get over it. That is your single, solitary choice in the matter.

  • Toby

    You forgot totally ignorant, which is how you sound. Don’t discuss things you know nothing about. It just leads to personal embarrassment, and quite frankly, makes you look simple.

  • paladin911

    Yep, you’re a bigot, but so am I, along with millions more. To be called a name that has been watered down to thin gruel by an ever increasing expansion of meaning becomes essentially meaningless. It really means you’re sane.