Hey, gay, Henry Rollins has something to say! And the Black Flag screecher’s saying it to that other other monthly fag-rag, Instinct Magazine.
Taking up the rear with this month’s Last Word, Rollins’ message acts as a “call to arms” for the queers. Though he remains optimistic about the state of the gay nation, he’s adamant when he pressures so-called pansies to keep on keeping on.
What’s more, Rollins – who has been the subject of many-a-gay-rumor – offers his take on the next front in the Culture Wars: the nursery.
In some ways for you guys, being gay today is better than it was 20 years ago, and in some ways it’s worse… America has accepted homosexuality as a fact…The message that I think will be seen in the next several years is gay people saying, “We’re really, really good parents and our kids are really great.” I know a few couples who are married or joined in some way with kids, and their kids are fantastic: They’re funny, they’re smart, they’re considerate. If I were raised by two women or two men, I don’t see what the problem would be. As it is, I had two people who hated each other’s guts, and it definitely did a number on me–I’m still working it out. Now, with Mary Cheney leading the way, I think you’re going to see children of gay couples growing up and being quite “normal,” no fangs or claws, and becoming very useful and great parts of society.
Rollins should have a sit down with Townhall’s Jennifer Roback Morse, the woman who worries Opus The Penguin will take down America’s patriarchy. She’s obsessed with “traditional” male roles. We think she’d listen to Rollins, who definitely fits her ideal the daddy image. Except for the children. And being gay friendly…