First, as you’ve probably gathered, I have no problem with gay people. I favor “gay rights” (whatever that means) and contrary to most people in my age group, I have no problem with gay people getting married. Maybe because our current Prexy pandered to gay people by endorsing gay marriage (a meaningless gesture since he has no power to effect it ), it seems we now have a steady stream of gay people “coming out,” declaring to the world that they are indeed gay. Hmm. It seems that if someone wants to be accepted for who they are, be treated equally like everyone else, why emphasize that they aren’t like everyone else? Why point out that they really are different? The latest “celebrity” to declare their difference is some CNN reporter, Anderson Hooper, no that’s not it. Let’s see. Oh yes, “Cooper.” My initial reaction upon having to read about Mr. Cooper’s sexual orientation (since that is what the media chose to report) was: “so what?” Frankly, I don’t care what his sexual orientation is any more than I care about what your sexual orientation is. Or what religion you practice. Or what your father did for a living. Hey, if you’re a stand up guy (or woman), what difference does it make if you’re that guy that had to give up those enhanced sex pills they advertise on TV because they really did give you an erection that lasted more than four hours. In the final analysis, we’re all different in one way or another. Some would say God or Budda or Muhammad made us that way, others that it was just an accident of nature. Whatever. If we want to be truly fair, then I think the media should give equal time to heterosexuals. We could have a segment where we report that Steve Slobovia of Podunk, New York reports that he’s a heterosexual. Or Kathy Stemloper of Mud Slime, Oregon reports that she’s hetro and “always has been.” Heck, maybe to keep up with the flow of gay celebrities sharing their sex lives with us, we can find a few hetro celebrities, guys and gals, to “come out” as well. What a revelation it would be to find out that the actor or actress we thought was gay actually wasn’t!