|Michael Sams kissing his boyfriend on national TV - "OMG! The sky is falling!"|
"The Kiss" of course is referring to Michael Sams, the openly gay University of Missouri football player who was drafted into the National Football League on Sunday. Michael was so happy with the new he heard on the phone that he dared to kiss his boyfriend on national television.
Of course the Usual Suspects sent the Twitter universe into overload with comments like former NFL running back Derrick Ward who appeared to take exception to how intense Sam's kissing was. Ward wrote:
|Derrick with Khloe Kardashian - Uh, should I be offended by this PUBLIC display of affection? Just asking.|
"Man U got little kids looking at the draft. I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen." And later posting, "I wasn't against him kissing his significant other. All I said was he shouldn't Had done it the way that he did it. Even if he kissed a girl I woulds said the same thing."
Uh huh. Here we go again. Sounds like my brother saying "Ronnie, I couldn't care less what you and Bill do but do you TELL EVERYONE YOUR'RE GAY?" The old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" mentality folks. Some straight folks will "accept" what you do in your private life but just don't show affection in public, it might cause my children to think gay is normal. You know folks, the "Crazy Uncle in the Attic" mindset that some straight folks can't shake.
|Crazy Old Uncle Joe|
Heaven forfend that gays should act like other folks in public. We're not talking about having sex in public, just a kiss between two human beings who love one another. Why do so many people feel threatened by that simple act of affection?
|An angry lightening bolt God - "get out of the way, He's mad!"|
I think the answer is more than just simple bigotry against gay people. I think those who are offended by same sex couples acting just like heterosexual couples in public feel it sends a message that gay is normal. Well folks, it is. God (if she exists) created me this way. I'm not a mistake (regardless what some people may think). In fact, I'm a pretty good guy, especially compared to some of my peers. And yet, if I show affection in public to someone who loves me and who I love in return, that causes some to want to hide their children? You got to relax peeps. RELAX. Gayness is not contagious. You either are or you're not.
RELAX. And prepare yourself for more "kisses."
|The times are changing folks.|
Yes folks, we're making a lot of progress in societal recognition that gay folks are just like straight folks but I'll know we're really making progress when I see a Cialis commercial that has two MEN in a bathtub.