I don't mean to alarm anyone. It shouldn't come as any surprise. Your first hint should have been the way they pat each other on the butt after a successful play, but there are gays in our football locker rooms.
Blame it on Global Warming but the winds of change are blowing ever so swiftly on numerous fronts. We already have gay war heroes. Why not gay football players? Talk about your "fantasy football"! Some have issues.
While many athletes commended Michael Sam for coming out as gay on Sunday, former NFL coach Herm Edwards warned about the potential impact on his fellow players.
During an appearance on ESPN, where Edwards is an analyst, he compared Sam to a player with "off the field" issues and raised concerns about how his teammates might handle the ensuing media firestorm.
"He's bringing baggage into your locker room," he said. "Can the players handle the media attention they are going to get, when they get the question asked, 'are you okay with a gay teammate?'"On one level he has a point about the baggage. When we travel my husband has one whole suitcase just for the shoes. But the idea that there is anything new about gay people being part of every aspect of our society is just naive. But don't worry. We can control ourselves. If someone looks at you, take it as a compliment. If someone stares too long, say "take a picture, it will last longer." Certainly telling a gay guy that you're not interested is child's play compared to getting through a modern defensive line.
Meanwhile, have you seen the right wing blogs? Apparently President Obama and Eric Holder are busy usurping the constitution by imposing gay marriage on the
One of these constitutional conservatives should read the part of the constitution which describes the Supreme Court, or better yet the Full Faith and Credit Clause which demands "public acts" like marriage be recognized by all the states. These new rights are ones I will hopefully never need. Testify against my husband? Not a chance. Visit him in prison? For what, going 65 in the 55 zone? But it's nice to know that they're there if you need them.
And no, they will never get me on anything. All of my whacking is done exrtradimensionally, well outside the jurisdictions of these terrestrial courts.