Steve Locke, with a passionate rant about guys who “can’t come out.”
It’s my experience that a guy will say anything to get laid. I include myself in that. But these people go far beyond the art of seduction. This is about perpetuating a self-hating ethos, and gay men need to stop playing into it.
Paul Babeu, George Rekers, Troy King, Richard Curtis and the beat goes on. These men aren’t worthy of being called gay. They’re cowards. I’m tired of hearing about people who “can’t come out.” No one ever said it was easy being gay. There are lots of people like myself who could never pass for being straight and moreover, we never wanted to. We got the shit beaten out of us. We fought back. We marched. We got in people’s faces. We fought for our jobs and our rights. We advocated when we started to die from a plague and with the help of the many lesbians who went into the healing professions, a lot of us survived to today. So don’t tell me about how hard it is to come out. And don’t call these men gay. They aren’t gay. They are liars and cowards. They haven’t earned the right to be called gay.
The thing that makes sick bastards like this come–the thing that really gets them off–is the knowledge that they are doing something dirty. It’s so much hotter for them if it’s a secret. So that’s what sex with men is to them, a dirty little secret. That’s not what gay people are and that’s not what we deserve from someone who says that they love you, but they won’t be seen in public with you. Or worse yet, someone that will sleep with you on Sunday night and then advocate for the removal of your rights and humanity on Monday morning.
In addition, men like Babeu think that they are better than other gay people. They aren’t really gay. They aren’t like the homos that they see on TV or make jokes about. They “wear the uniform.” They are real men, not faggots. They are “straight acting,” not flamboyant or queeny. The existence of the effete and very heterosexual Tony Randall destroys this notion. It’s homophobic self-hatred that fuels a hyper macho ideal of the masculine and hatred of all things remotely feminine. That kind of macho posturing isn’t hot and it isn’t sexy. It’s sad and untrue.
If it’s a uniform thing, there are plenty of gay members of the armed services (thank you Mr. President) and believe me, you’ll never feel safer than when you fall asleep in the arms of an out and proud United States Marine.
So it’s past time to stop fucking these guys. And don’t believe the crap they tell you. They hate you almost as much as they hate themselves, and they’ll discard you like a used condom when they are done with you.
It’s truly sickmaking to see Babeu with John McCain in a video to “build the danged fence.” Babeu was in a relationship with an illegal Mexican immigrant and is advocating building a fence to keep out illegals. How does he square that with the man he has waiting for him at home? (He threatened his ex with deportation when the story began to break.)
At one point he says to the Senator, “you’re one of us.”
By “one of us” does he mean one of the closeted who loves sex with Mexican men he can threaten with deportation?