Jason Collins coming out of the closet has really driven the bigots crazy, hasn’t it? They’re so infuriated by it that they’re openly fantasizing about assaulting and even killing him if they could, while completely ignoring the reality of how homophobia has affected him and every other gay person. Here’s lunatic Steve Deace on his radio show:
He then turned right around, did a fundraiser with Michelle Obama and now is doing LGBT promotion, and that’s really what this in the end is all about. If a guy was having sex with your daughter for years while he was also having sex with other guys, asked her to marry him, then called off the wedding but then said he wanted to stay engaged to get married at some point in the future, and engaged in this behavior for six, seven, eight years, hey dad, would that guy be a trailblazing hero to you? No, he’d be a real good reason why maybe we have to have a waiting period to buy a handgun, that’s what he’d be. He’d be an indentation from the side of his face, permanently ensconced on my knuckles, that’s what he’d be to most dads. That’s what Jason Collins did to his girlfriend, but he’s a hero, when Jason Collins does it, we call him a hero.
First of all, he has no idea who Jason Collins was or wasn’t having sex with, ever and under any circumstances. More importantly, he is blissfully and conveniently ignoring the fact that what drove Collins to date women and get engaged in the first place was the homophobia of bigots like him. It’s what has always driven men to get proverbial beards in this manner. If you really think that’s a bad thing — and it almost always is — then you should be all for ending anti-gay bigotry and allowing men to be openly gay without punishing them for it.