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Just remind them that computers are not natural, eyeglasses are not natural, air conditioning is not natural, deliberately ingesting medicine to cure an ailment is not natural..
James, I have read and heard that homosexuality is "unnatural" or "against nature" more times than I can count. And I want to scream.
REAL naturalists have recorded "homosexual behavior" in the wild for decades....it's a FACT, like evolution, and the real age of the universe(s).....I just want to beat that into the pea-brains that the customs of their one bigoted little tribe are not laws of nature.
BUT....the Michigan legislature has gone bonkers....
And yet another unarmed black man has been killed by police....
I've GOT to stop reading DAILY KOS! It makes me want to leave the building. NOW.
p.s. Gore Vidal in that video is awesome! So much ahead of his time.
sk8eycat, you don't carry that thought quite far enough. The problem with homophobes is that they equate "natural" with "normal" or even "ideal." If something can be done, it is natural by definition. So it really makes no difference if one "is" lgbtq because of genetic predisposition or choice, the latter being the cherished notion of a group of people who decry "choice" in the decisions of both men and women, including straight women. If the bigots were to accept the notion that one is born lgbtq, then what would their God look like: a capricious, arbitrary, frivolous deity whose name I only know as Chance.
1967. This was an attempt at rational, nonjudgemental journalism about, mostly gay men. It's painful to watch. Soccarides spread his bigotry, under the guise of psychiatry, to those who should have been supportive. He was not just misinformed, he was a bigot. The Freudian myths of overbearing mother, weak father, harmed both the gay person and passed blame to their innocent parents. That was a time of profound persecution, bigotry, punishment, misinformation.... there is still plenty of that now, but we have come so, so far. People love to speculate and expound on things they have no knowledge about. Thanks to free thinking, courageous, strong, thoughtful, interested, caring people the changes have been profound. Those pioneers include LGBT people as well as those who have been supportive.
Persecute, discriminate, demonize people - and then blame them for not fitting in. How perverse society was, and in many places continues to be.
A new study shows that homosexuality is natural and debunks criticism that claims it is not.
I have been saying for decades that if wild animals that mate for life can have same-sex partners, it HAS to be natural. Of course, if homosexuality and evolution are mentioned in the same paragraph, the fundies are going to go apeshit....well, they will, anyway.
I've said it for ages: lgbtq people are essential to the evolutionary process.
@C.L.A.W.S. The title was Growing Pains, and Cameron was cute as a button. I don't think I missed an episode. He played a character that is 180-degrees away from the guy he is now that he's having a midlife crisis and remembers the night he took some K and cocaine and fucked his brains out with one of the show's groupies, one of many. He is now feeling guilty about those years and has found Jesus. What a shame. Gay men tell me he is bisexual but in denial. Christianity will do that to a person.That's why Ted Turner called it "a religion for losers."
Who is Kirk Cameron? I never heard of hiim, so IMO he's a "never-was," just like Jeebus.
OR....maybe it's a case of "methinks the [person] doth protest too much."
When someone starts yammering about "sin" to me, I ask them to define the word. Most xians can't. They just stammer.
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