Posted by ShaneG on Nov 17, 2013 in Family | 2 comments
I think people disagree on this issue a lot. Is there a balanced view?
Views so far:
Pros – theyre not competing for our women
Cons – theyre competing for our boyfriends
Even the Catholic Church isn’t unified on this question. Most in it agree that it’s a SIN, but some argue for a more liberal stance since “we’re all God’s children”. Even the libertarians disagree. While the majority say “live and let live”, some argue that where others’ choices trespass against us, it’s a form of aggression and should therefore be disallowed! The Left, while generally “liberal” and “pro” gay rights, also has its opposition – as much as the Right which is generally “against” and also has its more liberal detractors.
But while the majority consensus today is “let them do as they like”, another contentious issue has come up, hell-bent on breaking up the already-tenuous agreement: “should they be allowed to MARRY?”
As for the terminology – sure, I realize that some people will be offended by the “misuse” of a WORD which they hold to be “sacred.” But the thing is, ANY word can be claimed as “untouchable” and anyone can CHOOSE to be offended by it – or not.
Some of the brightest people we’ve known throughout history have been gay and the society made their lives living hell. Why? Simply because they were “different”. Making an issue of things like this is a guaranteed way to not only hinder your own intellectual progress – but also to hinder that of others, not to mention promoting unwarranted aggression and discord.
The government, the church – and indeed, the “majority” – have NO RIGHT to tell you how to live your life. Only your immediate social group does, and even then only indirectly. If they accept you, you’re free to do as you like. If they reject you – you either change or you move on to a different group. This is the way a FREE society deals with ALL issues.
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