"My mom went from being a very conservative Christian to being an ally to the gay community. I am very proud of her," he said.
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Along the way he sheds many friends, especially from Liberty, who wrote emails to him after he came out asking that he repent of his sins and warning that he faced damnation. He does not regret their loss. "I now have lots of new gay friends," Kurek said.
KUREK: "Hey, Gay Friends #1 and #2. I just wanted to let you guys know, I'm not actually gay. This is all a social experiment to help me, like, appreciate your experience. Also, I am sort of profiting from it."
GAY FRIEND #1: "Oh hey, no problem, buddy. I'm definitely not offended."
KUREK: "Also I feel as if this time spent trying to have your experience has actually only mildly tweaked my pre-existing beliefs and in fact reaffirmed for me that, yup, my faith is totally right on the money, with some minor hiccups here and there. Are we cool?"
GAY FRIEND #2: "Of course, buddy. Let's continue to be friends despite you obviously having used your position of privilege to acquire this Meaningful Experience which failed to change your perspective or challenge the status quo in any significant way."
(They exit, skipping.)
Since when did the liberal community demand that everyone come out of the womb as a perfectly unbiased human being?
Was there similar anger directed towards Barbara Ehrenreich over Nickel and Dimed?
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