posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 01:36 PM
Personally, whether a person is gay or straight or bisexual or asexual is not really an issue. Those are labels. They only degrade a person from
being a subject into an object.
I look at the actions of a person, whatever they choose to be, and judge those actions, because that is the "fruit" of the tree, no pun intended.
If the fruit is good and NOT rotten, then I tend to judge the person's actions as good, and that carries over to them. The person is an
"extension" of their actions. And this is why we must be responsible with them.
I don't believe and I do know that the majority of gay people are not the crazy debauched people you see in the media or on the news, those are
"extremes" and represent the "outliers" of the population. No one's perfect, but we can strive to be. When we judge an entire group by the
extremes, we see a general and fallacious argument that the entire group is that way, which is in essence, an ad hominem fallacy. And not valid in
premiss or conclusion, but it does persuade people to think it's true, but isn't. That's propaganda, that's generalizing a specific, labeling and
profiling all rolled into one. And it's hateful.
It goes to how people can feel socially invalid or valid. By either positive feedback (building others up) or negative feedback (tearing them down.)
and divides people into groups or classes as gender, race, ethnicity, sexual persuasion, good, bad, and it devolves down to morbid thinking when taken
to the extreme used to decide those who can live or die. I think you can find at least one good example of how that works.
We all want to belong, and no one wants to be desolate, being without one meaning society or a family or a social group. We tend to move toward an
accepting group we can tolerate and achieve a semblance of a mean or median or some just self destruct w/ suicide or negative behaviors, and those are
hardest to reach and is a shame when they fall between the cracks. Suffering in silence, unnoticed, unrecognized. That's not living, that's
That's how I look at it, The only label I have which comes close to being a label is that I see myself as a Child of G_d and that others are too.
And that all are deserving just not the ones which I have judged as acceptable to a particular view or opinion. That's taking it a bit too far and
is something we should not do, I think.