Homosexuality and the American father

On why some men have a hard time accepting openly gay athletes in sports.

“The last half of the last American Century was toughest on the American Father, who saw his role shredded like wheat and sold off to Siberia.

Along the way to a newfangled society, nobody gave Dad a newfangled purpose, or way to be a true hero and save his world, a world that didn’t seem to need the American Father as much as America needed bandstand, rock stars, new math, cold wars, family shrinks, television sitcom dads, G.I. Joe dolls, and male grooming products and the sports heroes who hawked them. And twins!

Dad got resentful. No wonder dad doesn’t want gay athletes invading the last American bastion of himself, the battlefields he dreamed up.”

 —from Walt Loves the Bearcat