posted on Aug, 16 2015 @ 10:41 PM
Tonight I walked in the door and the wife is watching TV. She says "don't look...don't look" (meaning the program she's watching). As I walked
through carrying some groceries I heard some dialogue about "Bruce" (whoever he is now) Jenner. It was some reality show (she watches them). I
didn't really pay attention and moved on. She was actually watching two shows at the same time; the second one was law and order, and she was
flipping back and forth.
The law and order program was pretty depressing by the end, and I had just made a nice dinner so I made what I thought was a simple request..."can we
watch something a little more happy, or upbeat?". She was fine with this. First show up...reruns of Will and Grace (which i don't like...at all),
then she brought up this new show modern family. Both shows have prominent gay themes or story lines. I made some comment about how many shows seem
like they're gay oriented anymore. The wife says to me "I never realized you were so homophobic before!"
Normally, this type of discussion would start a fight because I can be short sometimes, but this time I took a different tact and decided to calmly
explain my position.
I replied I am anything but, homophobic! I pointed out I work for a man who is likely gay. One of her nephews is gay, and I have no issues with
them. One of my best friends from HS is gay. I don't have issues with gay or lesbian people. I just hired one!!
I went on to explain; my issue is, it seems like anymore there is this tremendous pressure by television programming, the media and so may other
outlets to force you to accept homosexuality as a representative (i.e. mainstream) cross section of society. I disagree. I have no personall issue
with it (to each his own), but I take exception to every freaking show trying to shove it down everyone's throat as if every other person in society
is gay. The facts are, homosexuality is in the minority of societal population. Does it exist? Yes. Does it upset me? No. Do I agree with it?
No, but that's just my opinion (ONLY mine). Is it wrong? This is not for me to say. However, I take strong exception to increasingly more and more
TV programs and the news trying to make this lifestyle appear as if it is a significant representative cross section of society. It isn't...and they
are trying to force it to be that way.
My own moral compass is my own, and is irrelevant here. Further, tolerance and understanding are just that. I have no misgivings about what a person
chooses to do with their personal life, none at all. It's their business. I have many friends who are gay, and I would defend them (as I'm sure
they would me) with the same ferocity as I would my own brother, but that doesn't change who I am as a person. On the other hand though, I stand at
odds with the mainstream media trying to shame me into feeling like I am the odd man out in society.
Frankly, (and this is a statement of fact as much as opinion)....mankind would NOT even exist without heterosexual relationships. Personally, I
don't think mankind should be ashamed of heterosexuality.
Sorry, but that's how I feel.