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Years ago I had two neutered male cats, and one used to mount the other every once in a while...just to demonstrate that he was the boss cat in this house. Both were indoor cats since kittenhood, so they never saw any animals mating.
BUT, I have read in several different books that even in the wild, there are many animals and birds that mate for life, and among these animals there are same-sex pairs. Sometimes they even "adopt" and raise orphaned younglings. They are accepted in the flock or pack as just another couple.
So every time I hear or read some iggerant bigot use the word "unnatural" I try my best to educate the idiot. I don't have much success, as far as I know, but I keep hoping.
Love is love. Period.
For myself, I think I'm a neuter...I never found anybody that I trusted enough to commit my life, privacy, and emotions to...so after sleeping around a lot till I was about 35, I just gave up, and decided to stay single. It gets lonely sometimes, but I have friends, and one of my favorite lines from the "Tales of the City" books is "It's better to have five good friends than one indifferent lover." Or something like that.
I want to ask a True Believer to define "sin" without mentioning any "gods." They can't do it.
I agree with your "best of times/worst of times" comment, Sentient Biped.
( I like the expression of the guy on the left)
In al three Abrahamic religions, women are either property of some man (walking wombs) , or they are temptresses who lead men astray. In other words, apparently Middle Eastern and African men have no control over themselves, nor are they ever taught that they can control themselves.
You'd think that after 3,000 years or more of evidence to the contrary that they would have learned something. For one thing that "eliminating" LGBT people does not stop them from being born; every LGBT person on earth was/is born to and raised by str8 parents. Just the same as one blond parent + one dark-haired parent can produce a redhead....
Do these fanatics also kill pets caught mounting other pets of the same sex? It happens all the time.
Good point, sk8eycat.
On another note.
I have read that people who were raised to believe that sex is "sinful" and/or "dirty" have a tendency to obsess about it...their own sex lives and everyone else's. Jimmy Swaggart was a prime example.
Also, when they read or hear a word like "homosexuality," all they focus on are the three letters in the middle:s-e-x. They think it's only about sex, not attraction, affection, love, building a life with someone.
That's the way they look at heterosexuality, too...that it only has to do with the physical act, because that's the way THEY compartmentalize it in their own minds. If they have minds.
Those "terms" seem to be coming from the same hyper-bigoted talk radio dingbats, like Limblow, who still calls any woman who wants the same rights in the workplace as men a "feminazi." He's been doing that for 30 or 40 years.
These people have NO logical reason to discriminate against anyone, but for some reason they fear women, LGBT people, immigrants, people of color, whatever, so all they can do is call us names. Like little bullies on the playground.
They are driven by irrational fear, that they can't express except by name-calling.
Oh dear! I have not been aware of the language used by people who should know better, yet speak without embarrassment when referring to GLBT in such venomous terms. Your example, Daniel, is so full of hate language, even in the face a growing awareness that there is no reason to fear or shun people of different sexual orientations. If anything, the shunning should be directed to those who raised up little girls and boys to deny their sexuality. That is true child abuse
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