For the most part, I’m fairly optimistic about the future of our country. Kids are less overwhelmingly less bigoted than their elders, but, there are always exceptions. Last week, this four-year-old sang that there “Ain’t No Homos Going To Make It To Heaven.” The adults in the audience gave him a standing ovation, but we’ll have to wait and see where his bigoted upbringing will take him once he’s old enough to understand what he sang.
14-year-old Caiden Cowger does seem to be old enough to know what his well-spoken words mean. His belief is that sexuality is as fragile as resistance to peer pressure. He believes that an encouraging word is all a boy needs to be driven into the arms of another boy. He makes homosexuality sound as enticing as that first sip of a beer or first puff on a cigarette. He believes that a few encouraging words from the President are all it takes to divert a teenage boy’s gaze from the scantily-clad women-in-bloom who share the gym floor, to the boys in the locker room. Apparently, Cowger believes that children must be told that being attracted to the same sex is wrong in order to not be attracted to the same sex. Perhaps Cowger is right. Perhaps the only reason he’s not gay is that he believes being gay is wrong. If President Obama can make his friends gay, perhaps it’s only Cowger’s church that is preventing him from being gay.
Regardless, here’s his video: