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I Am Ashamed That Gays Are So Simple
I recently came across the story of the 10 year old boy from Arkansas who is refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in his classroom. Why is he not standing you ask? Because he feels as though there is not “liberty and justice for all” as the pledge states, especially when it comes to gays. So until he feels there actually is liberty and justice for all Americans his butt will stay planted to his chair during the pledge. If you saw the CNN interview with him and his Dad (link here http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/11/16/am.boy.no.pledge.cnn) you see an incredibly articulate boy wise beyond his years and a supportive Dad (his mother is just as supportive, just not seen in the CNN interview) so I was not surprised to see that many gay sites had picked up this story, linking to the video as well as the written articles about this boy, Will Phillips. I do my best not to look at the comments people post but sometimes I just can’t help myself. Was I surprised to see the comments from people basically saying that this kid had been brainwashed by homosexuals at some and in some undisclosed location, no. But dear God gays, stay focused, while many applauded the boy’s opinion and stance, just as many gays turned their focus to Will’s Dad, leaving every comment from “Woof!” to “The Dad is HOOOOT, I’d totally do him.” I am ashamed that gays are so simple – Don’t Get Me Started!
Yes, if the above line about being ashamed that gays are so simple sounds familiar it’s because it’s basically from Shakespeare’s Taming Of The Shrew (except for the fact that it’s not “gays” but “women” in the historic play). Now I’m all for free speech and if someone gets a thrill out of posting a comment that someone is hot, so be it but I can’t lie, there’s a part of me that was just disappointed. Here we have these parents encouraging their kid to stand up for what he believes in and him taking a stand that most of us can’t even imagine taking at three or four times his age (instead we usually choose to go along to be polite or out of some peer pressure) and we take the moment to turn our attention instead to something as superficial as the Dad’s looks? (True, some of the comments were about how well the the kid was dressed which equally made me roll my eyes.) I just wanted to scream, “Stay focused gays!” While I applaud all gays of all varieties there’s a time and place for everything. To me this is a time and place to blow the trumpets in triumph for these parents who are helping make a more understanding society not focus on blowing the Dad. But maybe that’s just me. I am ashamed that gays are so simple – Don’t Get Me Started!
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