The father of Michael Sam, the potential NFL player who came out as gay this week, is apparently more upset by his son’s coming out as gay than by his earlier sons having died or ending up in jail.
William Saletan: Michael Sam’s Family Values
But here’s one prediction you can bet on: The family he builds as a gay man will be better than the “old school” family he grew up in. It won’t just be more tolerant. It will be more principled, better organized, and more useful to society. The next time you hear somebody talk about “family values,” remember that.