Do you think acceptance of gay relations is productive for the society?
How many of your co-workers are gays? Do you know? If you do know, does it affect YOUR
productivity at work and your personal life?
1. Gay relationships are found to be unhealthy and unstable.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) have been increasing among gay and bisexual men.
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Promiscuity is not exclusive to the gay community. Neither is domestic abuse. But let us grant your argument for now. When a subgroup is living society's shadow, little can be known about them. So if we push gays back into the closets, how many of them will live the lives of Catholic priests -- celibacy? Practically none, and YOU
know it. Ever heard of 'lavender marriages' ?
Around the turn of the century, the color lavender was often associated with homosexuality, so the term was adopted by Hollywood to mean cover-up marriages
Even as public a life as that as a movie star, gays found ways to get with each other while still managed to keep different profiles. Am sure you recognize at least a couple famous names even though they are older than your life. So what is the point of your links? To discourage straights from turning into gays? Probably some will be discouraged but they would be statistically insignificant.
Currently, of all divorces in the US, more than 1/2 are filed by women.
Statistically, women call time on their marriages more than men. What’s with the big discrepancy – and will it stay this way?
Every reason from finance to boredom to domestic abuse. Myself, I have a divorce. Not much stability in the straight community.
2. Gay men are allowed to adopt children in US. This permission makes it possible for these men to brainwash innocent children to accept their way of life. This is how it spreads.
Accept as what? I am willing to be fair.
The present study aimed to characterize beliefs surrounding the sexual and gender development of children adopted by lesbian and gay couples. Participants were 768 Portuguese university students. Using a quasiexperimental design, participants were presented with identical descriptions of a...
Results indicated that participants, particularly males, considered children adopted by either lesbian or gay couples to have a lower probability of developing a normative sexual and gender identity than children adopted by heterosexual couples. Both men and women considered that children would emulate the sexual orientation of their same-sex parents, and that a boy's gender role behavior was more at risk if he was adopted by a lesbian couple. Moreover, men were apprehensive about the gender role behavior of a boy adopted by a gay male couple. Overall, these results indicate persistence of biased evaluations of the sexual and gender development of children adopted by lesbian and gay parents.
Basically, what the abstract says is that there a slightly higher probability that children from same-sex adoption may take on the sexual orientation of their same-sex parents. Let us say that probability is true -- for now.
How does that affect me? Nothing. You living across town or in a different state/province or in the other hemisphere? Nothing. In other words, nothing the gay community do directly affect you and me. Male prisoners who turned to other male prisoners for sexual gratification does not affect the rest of us, and they do not consider themselves to be gay. Thailand is famous for their 'lady boys' have no effects on me in the US.
So what does it mean to 'accept', I still have not received a satisfactory answer. If I say the sky is red and let us say that I even put such a banner in front of your house, does it mean you have to 'accept' what I say? No, YOU
Every year, People
magazine put up their 'Sexiest Man Alive' and every yr, I agreed. Aesthetically, I do say that Chris Evans (Captain America) is a handsome man, but sexually, he does nothing for me. Personally, I do not find any man sexually attractive. But if Chris Evans, like Rock Hudson of the 1950s, turned out to be gay, I would not care. So if I do not find men to be sexually attractive, does that mean I did not accept gays? No, it means I do not care, and I think this is the crux of the problem.
Homosexuality is unnatural. I have no problem saying that. But treating a fellow human being with respect and dignity in spite of his/her sexual orientation is a sign of spiritual maturity. It means I am secured in my own sexual identity without the need for external validations. If God exists, then homosexuality is between that gay man/woman and God, not between 'Mankind' or 'Humanity' and God. I believe this is where most religious people missed/lost the point. Just as the sky is blue, heterosexuality is biologically normal. But nowhere in nature does it say I have to treat homosexuality with hostility and violence in order to preserve my own existence.