We've all heard the old adage, "opinions are like assholes, everyone has one", so here I am...showing my ass.
Therein lies my problem with all the posts I have been reading. Why are you so offended that Bruce is being hailed as a hero? What about his story gets you in such a state that you feel the need to post pictures of wounded veterans? Do you think someone is going to see that and say, 'Oops, my bad. Changed my mind.' Do you think you are going to shame them into no longer feeling like Bruce is their hero? Because that is what it feels like to me.
What defines a hero? Someone who has courage; someone who is admired for his brave deeds. Did it not take a truck load of courage for seemingly macho man Bruce Jenner to tell the world that he likes to wear women's clothes? Fuck yeah. Hell, I don't even like to wear women's clothes. Just wait until summer, Bruce when that Victoria's Secret bra you paid 80 bucks for turns into a fucking torture device. Thongs? Come on now, those things can get mighty uncomfortable.
Speaking of discomfort, isn't that what it all boils down to? Transgender, homosexual...these people make mainstream American very uncomfortable. Because they are different. And we don't understand them. They are not like "us". So we judge them. They are freaks, they are going to hell, they damn sure aren't heros. How about this, people? Quit judging others. And please stop spouting bible verses in your defense. If you are really reading your bible, then you know God is the only one who has the right to judge. Love the sinner, hate the sin, ya know?
Bruce Jenner being some confused, lost, lonely soul's hero is not hurting you. It is not diminishing your hero or your ideas of what a hero is. It is their opinion and their right to consider him their hero. They have an asshole, just like you.