Men Publically Kissing Men Can Be Shocking.
I agree that men kissing men can be shocking. It’s not something we often see. When Michael Sam kissed his boo in celebration of Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams, I thought it was blissful. Yet, in response to the kiss, Alabama born, 23-year-old, second year Miami Dolphins NFL player Dontrae Jones tweeted “OMG,” “Horrible.” Our reactions to gays will vary. How we deal with those reactions will be telling. Going on social media isn’t the answer. The NFL fined, suspended, and is forcing Dontrae Jones to take human respect and sensitivity courses. Meanwhile, Jones apologized for ruining what he knows from experience was a moment for Michael Sam to bask in with the ones he loved. Even if we don’t agree with whom gay people loves and their expressions of love, many of us will have to learn to respect it.