thank you for all of the excellent replies
I would point out that even if some people's worst fears "that homosexuality be taught in the schools, as an alternative lifestyle", it would make
no difference. Because, either you are attracted to the same-sex, (or not). Yes, many teens experiment with same-sex behavior.
(This was even refered to in the movie "The Color Purple", when Whoopi Goldberg's charactor experiements with the woman her husband is having an
But, even then, it is experimenting. A "true" homosexual has no more control over their desires, than a heterosexual does.
What happens between two people, in their personal life, is not our buisness. That they ,(same-sex couples) ,are not allowed the same civil rights
that we enjoy, IS our buisness.
There was a time, not very long ago, that certain Fundamentalist Christians, and the LDS(Mormon) church taught that "dark" (ie:black) skin was a
sign of dis-favor from God. That this was a "sign", a "mark", like the one put on Cain, to mark him as undesirable in God's eyes.
In my lifetime, (I was born in 1961), there were still laws on the books that did not allow African-Americans to marry Angelo's. These were actual
LAWS, here in the United States!
Why am I comparing the two examples? Because a person is born with a certain skin-tone. It is a part of their genetic make-up. As is their
I have not yet met a homosexual, who WANTED to be born "Gay". It was not a "choice". It was as much a part of them, as the color of their skin.
during the early sixties, there were people who simply wanted "Negro's" to stop stirring-up all this trouble, about voter's rights, and who sits
where on the bus! Hush-up, and behave.
During my lifetime, I have seen the changes.
Hopefully, during my lifetime, tolerance will be the norm.