reply to post by markosity1973
I don't think I'll ever
be able to write clearly. Let me show you what I mean.
I get where you are coming from in terms of the fear of gay relationships taking over mainstream media.
Dear Markosity1973, that
wasn't what I meant at all. I mentioned those various ways of communicating to the public in order to explore possibilities for getting the marriage
and monogamy issue before the public. Believe it or not, I was trying to assist in turning your hope for gay marriages and monogamy into a reality.
As a matter of fact, I support your thinking on the issue (with one small worry), and I think I have a halfway decent idea for you.
To quickly review, and I hope I'm getting it right, gays need to motivated to strive for stable marriage and monogamy. For various reasons,
religious commands and social pressures won't supply the incentive. You're thinking about a campaign to make monogamy fashionable and romantic.
Fine goal, but it's going to be a challenge to make it a permanent part of the gay community's thinking. Actually, I think it will be a challenge
to achieve that for any community Adultery seems more "romantic" than the "same old, same old." My guess is that it will be part of a fad, or
trend, and pass away over the years as people revert to following their sexual desire to sleep around.
I'm going to throw away most of what I was going to say and switch gears. I hope you'll forgive me, you're a tolerant guy. Here's what we do
(And, yes, the credit goes to you, it was your idea with just a slight twist.):
The Chief Gay (I know there isn't one, humor me.) goes to the Chief Christian Family Group and says:
"You're right about the importance of the Family, and we want to donate umpty thousand dollars to your cause. God and Society has spoken about
it's value forever. We accept that as true and valuable. It is so desirable and good that we want it for ourselves, too.
"We can't be celibate, we're just not able, please don't ask us to be. But we want to stop being so promiscuous, and we think you can help us.
Chief Christian Family Group, you have been researching and writing on the value of monogamy for years, with great dedication and passion. Share that
with us, teach us. Let's work together to show the whole country the value of stable marriages and monogamy.
"You've got the raw materials, we've got some creative people in the ad business, let's blanket the country with the message of monogamy. We
don't have to waste resources on fighting each other, let's get to the best place we can, stable lifetime unions.
"If we write them correctly we can use some of the same ads for the gay and the straight market. Just think, one united message sent to the entire
country. Instead of making each other the enemy, we make promiscuity and adultery the enemy. Let's do it."
So, markosity1973, do you have an opening on the World-Wide Gay Strategy Team for me?
P.s. After re-reading this post, I've come to the conclusion that I'm a very strange kind of straight person. Oh well, I don't need to impress
anyone anymore. That's one good thing about getting old. - C -