Wildmon Thinks He Speaks for ‘Straight America’

Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association delivers the usual fundraising pitch to his followers, blathering on about the horrible oppression of Christians and the overwhelming power of The Gay, especially Michael Sam and his apparently very scary kiss with his boyfriend. But here’s how it starts:

Straight America is scared to death of offending or potentially offending gay, lesbian and transgender people and their powerful movement. It’s really embarrassing to watch. They say “Jump!” and most Americans say, “How high?” Sometimes they just say, “Ju…” and the straight people start doing jumping jacks as fast as they can to show the world they are not homophobic, which is the unforgiveable sin in today’s society.

Uh, Tim…you don’t speak for “straight America.” I’m straight and I’m an American and I’m a gay rights activist. And there are millions of straight people just like me. And it has nothing to do with being “scared to death” of offending anyone, it has to do with my support for equality and fairness. It has to do with my principles as a humanist.

An example of this was the reaction by some to Michael Sam’s mouth to mouth kiss of his lover on EPSN after he was recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Sam, who earlier this year announced to the world he is homosexual, was a standout defensive player for the Missouri Tigers.

Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, decided to go “in your face,” both to themselves (literally) and to those watching the draft on television including millions of young boys no doubt. After first kissing without debris, Sam then decided to put some cake in his mouth and go back after Vito for some more affection.

I find it interesting that he thinks they actually decided to do this for some nefarious motive. They were celebrating a moment. Straight athletes do this with their wives, husbands, boyfriends and girlfriends all the time and Wildmon would never accuse them of shoving their heterosexuality in anyone’s face. But if a gay person shows affection, it can only be for some political purpose. Because gay people can’t be caring or affection, they can only be evil.

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  • sh3baproject

    maybe hes just jealous he didnt get a kiss from micheal sam.

  • dingojack

    sh3baproject – no, no. Wildmon wants to kiss Mr Sam, just not a ‘mouth to mouth kiss’.

    So Tim, where exactly do you want to kiss Michael Sam?

    Dingo

  • alanb

    Straight White America is scared to death of offending or potentially offending gay, lesbian and transgender black and brown people and their powerful movement. It’s really embarrassing to watch. They say “Jump!” and most Americans say, “How high?” Sometimes they just say, “Ju…” and the straight white people start doing jumping jacks as fast as they can to show the world they are not homophobic racists, which is the unforgiveable sin in today’s society.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Because gay people can’t be caring or affection, they can only be evil.

    Obviously. One time, this one Gay distracted me while another stole my handful of feed. Or maybe that was goats at the petting zoo.

  • John Pieret

    Modus:

    One time, this one Gay distracted me while another stole my handful of feed. Or maybe that was goats at the petting zoo.

    One time, long, long ago, at Santa’s Village (imagine!) a “dirty-faced goose” bit me on the hand (though it may have been somewhere else and I simply suppressed it) to male me drop the packet of feed I had. (A true “True Story”!)

    No wonder people think geese gays are evil!

  • http://artk.typepad.com ArtK

    I’d like to offer a sincere, heart-felt “fuck you” to Tim Wildmon. Asshole, stop projecting your petty, irrational fears onto the rest of us. You don’t speak for straight Americans. You don’t even speak for a majority of Americans. You speak for a dwindling minority of cowards, afraid of a boogyman that exists only in your fevered imaginations.

    I look forward, with great anticipation, to the day when Michael Sam’s kiss is no more remarkable than that of any straight athlete playing tonsil-hockey with his girlfriend on national television.

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    It wasn’t even a “tonsil-hockey,” kind of kiss. It was exactly the way any straight man might kiss his girlfriend in the rush of explosive relief of receiving much-hoped-for good news. To hear the wingnuts go off about it, you’d think the did some huge slobbery ultra-erotic makeout session, when in reality it was a couple very brief kisses that weren’t even open-mouthed. It’s kind of deranged, the way they try to force grotesque eroticism into every display of affection between gay men.

    But yeah, this guy definitely doesn’t speak for straight Americans. Some (dare I say, most) of us support equality for gay rights because we actually believe they deserve them.

  • Michael Heath

    The kiss made me very queasy; I found it downright unnatural. No one should kiss that long unless they start slipping a tongue within a few seconds. That was kiss for your Grandma, elongated.

  • Trebuchet

    I’m straight and I’m an American and I’m a gay rights activist.

    Obviously you’re no true ScotsStraightman. Probably a Gay Mooslim as well, because it’s all a gay/Muslim/Obamunist conspiracy.

  • drizzt

    For the 1st time in my life I find myself agreeing with Wildmon, in that gays kissing is icky. Doesn’t mean it’s wrong, it’s just icky. But unlike him, we have gay marriage where I live since 2010, and but for the catholics and a little gay party in front of parliament, nobody would’ve noticed it was approved. But now I must ask, if two guys kissing makes you want to hate the tv, then why not blood and guts when it comes to news about Iraq or Afghanistan, or rape stories, or even worse, priests raping kids… Mr Wildmon, if what turns you off is 2 guys kissing, I’m afraid to tell you your priorities are fucked up…

  • leni

    … in that gays kissing is icky.

    Anyone kissing anyone is icky. I’d rather listen to someone lick hummus off a plate. It doesn’t mean it’s wrong, it just means I have to ff on the dvr more than I’d like to.

    What about my human rights?

  • hunter

    If Vito were Sam’s girlfriend, the reaction would have been more on the order of “Aw, isn’t that sweet?”

    As for Tim Wildmon, it must be hard to inherit Daddy’s mantle and discover right off the bat that you’re a has-been without ever having been anything to begin with.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    “Wildmon Thinks He Speaks for ‘Straight America’”

    Well, perhaps in the sense that he is standing very straight–because he has a poker up his ass.

    @8:

    That’s the trouble with your having grown up fundie. My gramma was quite relaxed about all of that stuff–just so long as you brushed your tee–WHAT? TMI? Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse MEEEEEEEEEEEEE!