Rush Limbaugh, who spent a season being an embarrassment on Monday Night Football, has weighed in on the Michael Sam story. TL;DR: He doesn’t like it. Because it means straight people are “under assault” by gay people who actually think they have a right to exist or something.
LIMBAUGH: Heterosexuality has no political agenda and there is no agenda attached to it. Heterosexuality does not have activists. Don’t, don’t — you’re wrong, Snerdly, Snerdly — but they’re under assault. Heteros–you say heterosexuality may be 95, 98 percent of the population — they’re under assault by the 2-5 percent that are homosexual. So why — I’m just asking, I’m just throwing it out there — why is there a political agenda attached to and driven by homosexuality and there is no corresponding heterosexual agenda? Forget minority versus majority. That’s not what I have in mind here, and it’s not because a minority must do what it has to do to overcome a majority because that’s not the answer. OK cool, good, that’s wrong too. I got people shouting what they think in my ear. They’re all going to be wrong. OK, let me keep going. Why is it OK now for a gay man to play football? I thought it was dangerous and leads to concussions, that it was barbaric. I thought that it was too dangerous and leads to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and early death, suicide, but yet, but yet, here comes the first announced gay guy and ‘hey cool, man, go for it!’ Why is it heroic for a gay man to play football? I’m just positing these questions, because there is an answer to all of these questions. And the answer is key and fundamental to understanding. Folks, you would not believe, this is why, you know you ask me all the time, how come we can’t hear these people talking to you? Because of what’s happening right now. Ihave got more people shouting, ‘because the media wants a gay football player to succeed.’ OK, that’s — why is a gay man playing football heroic? ‘Because the media wants a gay player to succeed.’ OK, you’re halfway there. Why does the media want a gay player to succeed?
Funny, I’m heterosexual and I don’t feel the least bit “under assault.” Except by authoritarians and theocrats who think their religious beliefs justify discrimination and a denial of equal rights to people they find icky. The entire country, and the entire notion of equality, is under assault by those people.