I was the first blogger to spread John Mangum's incredible twerking videos (here and here). I received hundreds of thousands of hits from what amounted to a few seconds of a college kid bouncing his ample booty at the camera. But even though gay men have flocked to posts with his name attached, and even though his Twitter account (which was briefly private at the height of his videos' viral quality) doubled in size within a week, entertaining gay guys is apparently the last thing that was ever on Mangum's mind.
I had noticed Mangum was a church-going boy, and his Twitter does contain a Bible verse, James 4:7, which reads:
"Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
But this wasn't enough to make me think he was necessarily the dreaded "not down with the gays." Unfortunately, he actually is not down with the gays.
The purpose of this post is threefold: