It’s nice to know that the stereotype of older white Southern men being homophobes isn’t always true. Take Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen, who on Monday night slammed Michael Sam naysayers.
Michael Sam of course is the likely NFL draft pick who announced this week that he’s gay.
“You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots?,” Hansen rants, “You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft. You kill people while driving drunk? That guy’s welcome. Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they’re welcome. Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away? You lie to police, trying to cover up a murder? We’re comfortable with that.”
And then he goes in for the kill.
“You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far!”
“I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay; I don’t understand his world,” Hansen warmly and honestly admits. “But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”
Well-played sir, and thank you.
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