I've always found the whole anti-gay argument to be a bit silly... I'm not gay but some of my best friends are, and I can pretty much tell you that
you'll find about as many immoral gay people as you will immoral straight people. I was brought up in a Christian environment and taught that
homosexuality was wrong.. but it didn't take a whole lot of soul searching to figure out that these people are a little off. It's one thing to
disapprove of it, the same way I disapprove of eating anything with sour cream in it. If it doesn't affect you, or anything for that matter, why take
such a strong stance against it? I don't agree with your god, but I'm not tracking you down to tell you exactly why I feel that way until you do the
same, then it's fair game. Make sense? Don't get me wrong, I love to complain about things I disagree with (various religious and non-religious
concepts included), its human nature and I do it all the time. On my own website that no one is forcing you to go read.
The inability to reproduce is an invalid argument on many levels. If sex is only meant for reproduction (stay with me here) then by all means cancel
your internet service, shut off your tv, stop painting, playing cards, and whatever else you do that doesn't bring a baby into the world or put food
on your table because the animals don't waste time on silly stuff like having fun or expressing love. Let's all just start living in grass huts again
while we're at it, who needs air conditioning and microwaves. Secondly... whoopdie do, they can't reproduce. Newsflash, the world is overcrowded
anyway. Seems like the perfect opportunity to adopt a kid who isn't fortunate enough to have a family.
Truthfully, I could really care less about taking one stance over another, I just favor common sense. I don't "support" homosexuality because I don't
"support" heterosexuality either. I don't feel that inborn (or developed) qualities need my support to be valid. But I do support your right to be
whichever one comes natural. Even if I disapproved of homosexuality, I'd probably say this exact same thing because I believe in the right to do
whatever you want as long as it doesn't hurt anyone.
I also don't think anyone should base their opinions strictly off what a religious book says. I know not all people in this argument have a religious
affiliation, but I'm directing this towards the ones that do. It's not the time for me to bash religion today, but I'm just saying that you should
think for yourself and not be told what direction your moral compass should point. We were given a conscience for a reason, we all have the innate
ability to decide right from wrong, no holy book required. If your personal convictions line up with that book then more power to you, but I tend to
think a lot of it is just ancient superstition and prejudice forced upon continual generations in the name of "good." And for those that would point
out that I sound intolerant, you are wrong. I am stating an opinion (your opinion may be that whatever book is the only truth in the universe). I am
not trying to make anyone burn their Bible or stop going to church, just trying to make people think about what they're doing and why other than
"because my great grandparents did it." They also ingested asbestos and lead, smoked, possibly rode a horse instead of a car depending on how old you
are, and if they saw a computer in their younger years it was probably about as powerful as a calculator and took up an entire room. Progress makes
perfect, we can't stay stuck to old beliefs just because the beliefs are old, that does not make them more valid.
One of the things I was trying to get across though in case it wasn't clear... You can have an opinion (in this example like or dislike gay people,
approve or disapprove of being gay) and that's perfectly fine. But when you condemn them, harass them, and legislate against them, you're taking
their right to live free and happy to satisfy your personal beliefs. If you disagree with homosexuality, don't have sex with people of the same
gender, It's that simple. There are plenty of types of people I dislike; I stay away from them and when I have to deal with them I'm courteous
unless they give me a good reason not to be.
edit on 5-3-2011 by duke396 because: (no reason given)