A phrase that comes up over and over again amongst those who are trying to show their incredible level of tolerance is: “CHOSEN lifestyle.”
“I love you, but I don’t love the lifestyle you’ve CHOSEN.”
“I have nothing against you or the lifestyle you’ve CHOSEN.”
“I can’t understand why you ”CHOSE” the gay lifestyle, and I pray my children would never do the same.”
I know it’s meant as a panacea that somehow makes their disdain for gay people okay.
Truth be told, I really really like my lifestyle. And I really really love it that I share this lifestyle with Ricky.
The irony is, I think when push comes to shove; every person who makes these ‘chosen’ remarks would be more than pleased to enjoy what Ricky and I share, and in fact do wish the same for their children.
Ricky and I are at the top of our professions and enjoy the respect and camaraderie of our colleagues. We earn a comfortable income that allows us to live a life free from need; and pretty much fulfills every want we could come up with.
Our circle of friends is big and broad and diverse and includes a cast of characters worthy of a FOX network sitcom; each of whom would be at our doorstep with a moment’s notice if needed.
We share a home in Fargo and a home in Boca that are both filled with peace and prosperity, health and harmony, love and light.
I like that.
And in spite of the fact I was in my (very late) 30′s when I met Ricky and we are now in our 50′s, every now and then one of us will remark he finds the other even more handsome now than all those years ago. And we share enough history to know when the other makes the remark, the statement is sincere.
So, the only thing about our lifestyle that I think these folks might find objectionable is what they speculate may or may not take place behind our closed bedroom door.
And to those people, I would like to offer the reassurance that they will never, ever be invited to participate. Nor will they ever be encouraged to emulate what they think may go on, unless that’s something they ‘choose’ to do.
Today’s Gay Agenda: I LOVE the lifestyle I’ve ‘chosen’ and I sincerely hope that anyone else who ‘chooses’ to live the life Ricky and I have has the same good fortune.