1) The ignorant social stigma around homosexuality continues to perpetuate the myth that this behavior (non-heterosexual) is a choice (hence the use of the word "lifestyle"). We are all sexual animals (hetero-, homo-, bi-, or a-), nature endlessly plays with our programming, why do we continue to harbor this chronic xenophobia towards homosexuals is baffling. Homosexuals have always been with us. For those who continue to beat the "it ain’t natural" drum, they need to get it through their skulls that "yeah, it is natural", just not reproductive, nor is it as popular as heterosexual behavior.
2) ‘Indoctrination’, hell, homosexuals are out there. They are in every population all over the world. You may be sitting next to one right now. Non-heterosexual behavior is out there, get used to it. Um, really, why do you care that that gay couple on your block sleeps together?
3) Ignorant, xenophobic, self-delusional parents can send their kids to nice safe ‘heterosexual’ (but occasionally pedophilic) private schools if they want to "protect" their kids and manufacture new generations of people with the same unjustified, ignorant views. All I hope is that this type of moronic behavior acquires the same stigma that is accorded to non-heterosexuals today.
4) The fact is that at any given time in history there were pervading views about the world around us that were utterly baseless, and very often destructive. Just because a lot of people, even the majority, even a near total majority, "feel" that something is "right" (like) or "wrong" (dislike) doesn’t really give such a view point credibility or worth if it is in fact wrong.
Black people are intrinsically inferior to non-black people: wrong
Jews are evil: wrong
The world is flat: wrong
The Earth is at the center of the universe: wrong
and so on…
It remains eminently popular among homosexual advocates to attempt to vilify the opposing viewpoint by equating it with various dark episodes in man’s past. I believe the systematic term for this behavior is ‘jamming’ and consists of associating traditional American family values with ‘klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered or castrated;’ ‘hysterical backwoods preachers, drooling with hate;’ ‘menacing punks, thugs, and convicts who speak coolly about the fags they have bashed;’ and ‘Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed.’ That method of attacking traditional values, by the way, is laid out in a book called After the Ball which is basically a marketing strategy subtitled ‘How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays…’
Of course these types of associations, along with making the gay advocacy movement an analog of the civil rights struggle, are all designed to be more emotive than substantive. I’m sure the other side would cry foul were I too liken all gay males to the rather unpleasant gentlemen in the movie Deliverance, or were I to say that so many pedophiles are just free-ranging homosexuals divested of their last trace of decency. I also find it interesting that a relativistic society so prone to take issue with definitive statements and inclined to place ‘feeling’ above fact, suddenly weighs in to decry the conservative perspective and blithely labels the appropriateness of homosexuality as an absolute truth. And finally, to say that man has made mistakes about cosmology or race relations in the past and therefore must be making the same mistake again with regards to homosexuality is a spectacular non sequitur.
Just because a lot of people, even the majority, even a near total majority, "feel" that something is "right" (like) or "wrong" (dislike) doesn’t really give such a view point credibility or worth if it is in fact wrong.
Out of curiosity, are what source are you claiming for determining "right" and "wrong?"
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