The sad reality is that Michael Sam hurt, rather than advanced, the gay rights movement in professional sports.
Upon learning that he had been drafted by an NFL team, Michael Sam kissed his lover on the lips as cameras rolled. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Actually, there is
Here is Penn’s thoughtful and well-rendered comment from yesterday, the Comment of the Day, on the post, Ethics Hero: Michael Sam…
Michael Sam needs the sports media to shut up. They won’t, though. That is why he is doomed.
I think Sam’s honesty is admirable in every way. My guess is that he hurt his career chances badly, and if that is the result, his courage may have the exact opposite effect that gay advocates and opponents of prejudice anticipate.
Jeffrey, Anderson, Anna, Brian, Stephanie, Joy…what have you learned? Can you learn?
My dream come true!
This wasn’t some sinister secret plot, just the President of the United States doing what he’s always done, the way he’s always done it, hurting no one but himself, as so often is the case.
One thing I’ve learnt to do is always ask myself the question “What if you are Wrong?”.
Is this anybody’s business other than Bublé and his wife? Sure it is.