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If You Think The Michael Sam Kiss Isn’t Okay For Kids To See – Congrats! You’re A Homophobe

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michael-sam-kissMichael Sam is the first openly gay player on the NFL roster. He celebrated being drafted by the St. Louis Rams by kissing his boyfriend. What an amazing moment. It was captured by ESPN, and as you can imagine there are a lot of homophobic idiots who are not happy about it. Two of them were hosts on a Dallas morning show who were so beside themselves that they stormed off the air.

One of them was an older woman who looks to be in her late sixties, early seventies. I certainly don’t give older people a pass for being racist or homophobic – I guess I’m just not as surprised by it. Here’s some of her little tirade, in which she not only blasts Michael Sam, but defends Clippers owner Donald Sterling against the racist comments he made about his black players because he was “in his own home” when he said them. She’s also offended that players who Tweeted negative responses to the Sam kiss where fined by the league:

“I’m shaking my head because people don’t have the right to express the way they feel if it offends someone else. I live in America. I still feel like I have the right of freedom of speech, and I don’t have to be penalized for my own opinions in my own home.The Clippers guy was in his home.”

I love it. She’s pissed because people don’t have the right to be homophobic and racist in their own homes. Yet Michael Sam was in his own home when he decided to express himself by kissing his boyfriend – and she’s upset about that. So I guess the “I live in America” sentiment only applies when your talking about the very ‘Mericun qualities of being a racist, homophobic old bitch.

But then her much younger co-host, Amy Kushnir, chimes in:

“When parents do not have a choice about whether or not they want their children to see this, it is wrong … I don’t call it a moment of celebration … It’s being pushed in faces. I don’t want to see that. I don’t want to see cake in your face, kissing each other.”

She doesn’t want a celebratory moment between two people who love each other shared on television because her kids might see it. Yeah. That would be awful. All of that love and stuff. Who wants to teach their kids about that? She also goes on to insist that ESPN wouldn’t have shown it if it was a heterosexual couple. Oh, totally. I’m sure ESPN has never taken a shot of a player giving his wife a celebratory kiss. Stop talking Amy. You just sound like an idiot.

I actually feel sorry for people like Kushnir, who so comfortably share their small, homophobic views. They are definitely on the wrong side of history, and one day their children and grandchildren are going to stumble upon this footage an be confused, ashamed and embarrassed.

I’ll end with the most perfect response video ever, for those parents who think the Michael Sam kiss is confusing to kids.

(photo: YouTube)