Originally posted by zappafan1
It IS relevant in the context that schools on the left coast, as mentioned earlier, have books on homosexuals in American history. If one abnormality
can be used for a book, why not others?
"Normality/abnormality" is your yardstick exclusively, and is not one I give a damn about. Nor do any gay rights advocates. Bestiality is rejected
not because it is "abnormal" (an essentially meaningless term), but because it is non-consensual on the part of the animal.
I don't care one bit if a type of sexuality is "normal," but I very much care if it amounts to rape. If someone is being victimized, it is bad; if
not, if everyone involved is a consenting adult human being, no harm, no foul.
I also don't agree with the laws pertaining to who someone hires
Well, you're entitled to that opinion, but let me ask you this. May I assume that you DO object to employment discrimination based on race?
Assuming you do -- do you also have a problem with laws prohibiting such discrimination based on race?
What I'm asking here is if your objection to those laws when they are based on sexual orientation is because your economic philosophy rejects all
such laws, including those prohibiting a type of discrimination you think is wrong, such as when it's based on race. If so, we can simply table that
fact, as it is not really relevant to this discussion.
I've linked to the cost to society/taxpayers (health care) either here or in another thread, and it far exceeds that of smoking. I can re-link if
Before you bother relinking, please answer the following questions.
The "cost to society/taxpayers (health care)" of what? Government regulation of business? Homosexuality? Not clear from your words above.
If you mean homosexuality, are you talking about AIDS?
Your answers to these questions will tell us whether any facts you might link are worthy of bothering with. Simply put, if you are talking about
homosexuality and you are talking about AIDS, your entire argument fails on the fact that AIDS is not a "gay disease" but a sexually-transmitted
disease which, worldwide, afflicts far more heterosexuals than homosexuals.
If you mean something else, though, then it might be worth looking into.
[edit on 26-6-2006 by Two Steps Forward]