Wednesday, February 12, 2014

He's Gay - He's Not an Alien

Michael Sam Jr., the Defensive Back of the Year in the South East Conference (home to 5 of the last 6
National Championship Winners) came out as gay before the NFL Draft.
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Shouldn't be a giant deal right.  I mean, he's athletic enough to still make it.  And being gay isn't a giant deal anymore? Right?
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Well, off-the-record, many NFL managers have said that isn't exactly NFL worthy.  John Stewart yesterday had a great answer to that (see infographic on right).
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Today his father (who left his mother and 8 children when they were young) told the world that he had a problem with his son's gayness.  He didn't think kids should be brought up in that lifestyle.  Which begs the question, why?  Sam Jr. was brought up in a straight lifestyle and is gay.  Kids brought up in a "gay lifestyle" (family) are just as likely to be straight as kids from straight families.
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Unless of course Sam Sr. thinks the right lifestyle is one where Dad buggers off to leave the mother to raise 8 kids alone many states away.  (Sam Sr. said he did do everything right, including taking his boy to Mexico to lose his virginity to a prostitute.)

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