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Originally posted by sdcigarpig
It is a well written article and given alot of thought. I believe that part of the problem is that this is a double sided sword, as it does raise some valid points, at the same time it also raises questions. Many gay people do not choose to be gay, that much has been seen, and the real shame of it all is that a majority of those in the halls of power, who are gay, tend to be self loathing on their part, of who they are, and those who are like them. Many gay people that I know, did not choose to be gay, just that is how they are, and part of this argument must be asked, what makes a person gay, straight, bisexual or even transgender.
Some of what the gay rights have done has been bennificial, as it was through their activism, that they actually managed to get people to realize that AIDS was not just a gay disease, but affected all across the spectrum, but at the same time I do believe that they are a bit too forceful when demanding rights. Many gay people that I know of, tend to be private individuals, seeking what many people are, happiness and privacy, not seeking to be judged cause they are viewed as being gay, but baised on their merits.
Now the website, from which this article is written, could be questionable, as it is religious in nature, and some of the things stated in the article I would disagree with, as it was known and recorded in history about gay life in the ancient world. But that is the past, and this is now. But ultimately, I believe it makes a valid point on both sides. One is that the gay people who scream for equal rights need to take a step back, politicians who are gay really need to be more honest with themselves, and those who are religious need to step back from the rhetoric, taking a second look at themselves before starting to use religion as an excuse to hate and persecute, like a weapon, instead of using religion as a means to find compassion and understanding.
Originally posted by TheComte
Haven't any of you learned yet?
If you are not 100% in favour of the gay lifestyle then you are a homophobe and "hateful bigot."
Originally posted by ghaleon12
We either accuse them of "choosing" to be "wicked sexual deviants," or we claim – utterly without evidence – that "gayness" is an inborn, genetic trait.
Wrong. Identical twin studies prove that being gay is influenced heavily by genes.
As far as being gay and "keeping it to yourself"...how do you expect gay people to find anyone?
Stage 2 - As children, we learn the rules of life from direct experience. There are good and bad experiences, but even the bad ones - traumatic events, abuse, poor self esteem - are stored as "life rules" in the unconscious mind. It is like a layer of a child's perspective, and becomes the guiding rules for life. These rules are all stored in the subconscious mind.
I have no problem with gay people except when they use their orientation to define themselves at the exclusion of other chacteristic qualities. If you are gay or not please keep it to yourself.