To respond to this statement, if it were only about sex I would probably agree. However, it is more about love and community. This is what
everyone other than a few extremely enlightened people define themselves by. Gay sex is what straight or bisexual or gay men do for purely sexual
relief; being "gay" is an identity based on who one feels love for, even if it isn't sexual. It also encompasses many character traits that may be
inborn or the result of growing up in an oppressive environment or both-that tend to bond those individuals together. Being gay also encompasses,
unfortunately, shared suffering until true equality arrives, if ever. It is not as simple as having red hair, just as being straight is not.
There are many examples of the specific interrelationship issues between homosexuals and those who experience their sexuality as 'normal' /
comfortable within the context of individual social cultural setting. Perhaps a further element to the issue of homosexuality in society as
experienced by people in general might be even more relevant for the so-called 'normal' person! Faced by something beyond individual understanding
or the moral, cultural framework from which one normally stands. I believe, in the context of self-development, such challenges offer opportunity for
understanding at a much deeper level. The practice of understanding by using not only our intellectual ability to understand, also to use our feeling
life to 'warm through' out thinking and feelings with possibility a more spiritual love from the heart.
So… Homosexuality, amongst many other society issues, might directly challenges us to find love in our hearts? But love and sex are not the same
thing. The spiritual reasons for having a homosexual tendacy are complex because to be homosexual is usually to define the intention or reason behind
the action. Sicne most hetersexuals are using the idea of sex and calling it love, it does not make them any better than the homosexual who does the
same. To becoem co-creator with thr father is the true duty of the chalice and the seed within but few will use it the best accordance.
I have done a little research on homosexuality and gender identity issues. According to Anthroposophical teaching, generally speaking, if a human
being has a male physical body then his etheric or life body is of a female quality and if a person has a female physical body she would have a life
body of a male quality.
Homosexuality seems to appear when a person has a stronger identification with their etheric body rather than their physical body. A male homosexual
seems to relate more consciously with his female etheric body, which sometimes appears in gestures, perspective, sexual orientation, etc. and of
course vice versa for lesbians. I have found that in some cases, a homosexual orientation has assisted some in living out their destiny. For example,
a certain independent life is established in relation to blood ties, allowing a the person to surpass the hold of hereditary confinement that most of
us face. I have found that some people that have been shunned by parents or have lived a secret life due to their homosexuality, have developed a
inner courage to live out their lives with a certain independence that has a unique quality when compared to similar heterosexual situations.
Heterosexuals appear to be connected and held by traditional social mores even if when faced with difficult familial fractures and exclusion.
There are no traditional mores for homosexuality except for its forbidden status. Because there is no outer community support in most cases, the gay
or lesbian person must begin to look inward for their moral compass. Generally speaking, as all our traditional institutions are challenged and/or
crumbling, more people will begin to look inward for the appropriate moral foundation. It is an interesting paradox...homosexuality is judged morally
bankrupt in many traditional circles; however, is seems to lead toward the future in our transition from focusing on outer law and tradition to
connecting with our developing inner governance that will help us to live as free human beings. I state this without rejecting nor advocating for
homosexuality. I do not want to go much beyond this as it points to the future inner moral orientation because of my already lengthy response.
The polarization of the sexes and the materialism of the modern world also has much impact. Traumatic experiences of sexual abuse or sexual
aggression on an extra sensitive human constitution are also factors for developing into a gay or lesbian. I think homosexuality is becoming a much
publicized and political issue in this time in which we live, so I think your questions are very timely and are a result of a deep beckoning of the
World itself that you seemed to have heard and are responding to.
But we must try to keep in mind that a person can be attracted to and love someone of the same sex but it not necessarily need having "sexual
intercourse". Sex and love are not the same thing, since sex is lower form of love. This applies for both the hetersexual and homosexual.