With all of the latest studies on homosexuality and its possible causes, and with all the focus on ex-gay therapy, it surprises me that anyone would still make the claim that homosexuality is a choice. Aside from the fact the choice argument is unfounded, it isn’t logical either. So why is Kevin McCullough, conservative writer and anti-gay activist still making this claim? I can only guess because he likes writing anti-gay propaganda and hate speech.
Long explanation short is - if homosexuals are not biologically compelled to act on their urges, but rather make them based on choice - then the discussion is over. The “born that way” argument is dead, and does not apply. And if THAT is true - then the debate about marriage is equally already settled. Marriage is a sexual union that God has established, and that society has recognized as having certain benefits. Homosexual unions by their design don’t measure up - because they are missing the key ingredients.
I believe that calling homosexuality a choice oversimplifies the issue. Calling it a choice also devalues the pain many GLBT folks have suffered throughout their lives trying to change or “choose” something else. Exodus International, the largest ex-gay organization, claims on their website that people “struggle” with unwanted same-sex attractions, but if this is just a choice, then why the struggle? They also claim a 30% success rate of “change” in homosexuality, but what about the 70% who fail, why did they fail if this is just simply a choice?
Each time I see anti-gay forces make the whole “choice” argument, it points out to me that they really are not that educated about homosexuality. It shows me they are not interested in being educated or informed on the issue either. It shows me that they have never sat down and talked with a gay person and heard about their struggles to accept themselves. For people like McCullough, this is about political power, religious power and not about people or compassion. It proves to me that they don’t understand the issue, let alone should they be writing about it.
Mr. McCullough has proven to us with his arguments, that he is writing hate speech. The biggest reason for that is that he wants his writers to dislike GLBT folks. He doesn’t even acknowledge in his article that gay folks are human beings that are gay. He writes about gays folks as if we are “bad people” comparing us to pedophiles and criminals. Mr. McCullough would do well to learn about this issues of homosexuality before writing such garbage.
[powered by WordPress.]
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"
|« Jul||Sep »|
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Martin Luther King Jr.
27 queries. 0.407 seconds