I think the gay issue needs to be a non-issue for conservatives. I happen to believe that it is not a choice but biologically based. The openly gay people that I personally know range from apolitical, to moderate to Reagan conservative, believe it or not.
Having said that - there is definitely a militant gay element that wants to ‘shove it down our throats’ as some posters so eloquently put it. And these folks are definitely enemies of our value system and way of life.
With the repeal of DADT “the agenda” has gone to far from tolerance to social acceptance. I think it should be at the top of every conservatives’ agenda. Your slack attitude towards those that insert their penises into other men’s anal cavity is not surprising coming from a liberal Canadian.
I think that everyone is conservative to the degree that they don't wish their own lives altered by someone else and progressive to the degree that they wish to inflict their own practices on others by coercion. That's sort of a sad definition of "progressive" but it seems accurate enough these days.
As far as nature vs. nurture with regard to human sexual behavior, I'd say the jury is pretty much still out on that one. Maybe both. I really couldn't give an intelligent opinion on it.
You believe that a sexual behavior is genetic? Then you think George was born to "do" the family dog and cousin Ken was born to love dead Aunt Tildie, literally, and Horace can't keep his hands off children because sexual behavior is programmed when you're born?
I'm a Conservative and believe that people make choices for behavior. I don't make excuses for them.
When we’re dealing with gay activists with a homosexual agenda I think it’s unwise to consider it a non-issue.
I don’t know why people are gay, nor to I particularly care.
But I do know that their agenda is not one of live and let live, and I do care that they have no qualms about using intimidation tactics or the force of government to silence individuals.
Even GOProud, an allegedly conservative group of gay activists, has employed the tactic of leveling vicious verbal attacks against those who will not acknowledge and embrace their private, sexual behavior as normal, natural and healthy.
Again, I’m talking about the activist community and I do so because they’re the ones with the political clout driving the agenda.
Please reconsider whether or not it is a non-issue to conservatism because their agenda WILL have an impact on your ability to speak, associate and worship freely.