Ever meet a homosexual with a warm affectionate,Loving, present mother and father? Hmmm I have not. Most of the ones I know homosexuality is a survival skill.
I have...and his lifestyle choice is a puzzle to many. He is a talented medical professional (a doctor) who was an honors graduate, very musically gifted (voice and piano), athletic, and well liked. He was also active in his church. Everyone loved him wherever he went, and people still do. His family includes siblings and both parents. However, he has an uncle who is also gay. There seems to be no other reason for his sexual orientation other than something hereditary...and though this idea is mostly debunked here, it seems the reason in his case. He struggled for years and dated women before he realized he was just not interested, and he found that men were more to his liking.
I know that today many teens jump on the gay bandwagon because they consider it "cool" or the acceptable way to act our their teen rebellion and sexual urges. But I don't think that is always the case, as I do believe that some do have a different feeling about their sexual identity that they just cannot change. It is an issue between them and God, I believe.
My only real beef with the current popular gay culture is their in-your-face behavior. I do not care to see naked, or partially naked homosexuals engaged in fondling or acting out sexual fantisies any more than I care to see heterosexuals doing the same thing in public. Sex is for private enjoyment...in one's own home or behind closed doors...no matter who a person is engaged with. And marriage is between a man and a woman, or God would have given Adam another man in the garden... and given Eve a female playmate.
I believe the fight for allowing gay marriage began, initially, because of financial advantages (taxes, health insurance for partners, etc.) that the gays wanted. In the beginning gay marriage arguments had nothing to do with their emotional desire to be recognized as a married couple. Over the years it became easier to push the emotional argument than the financial one. The general liberal public always wants to give into "feelings" more than listen to cold facts. So, gays garnered sympathetic ears in this PC world because Libs wanted to think of themselves as being nice enough to understand and empathize with the sad, emotional needs of the gay population.
Allow me to introduce myself. Would introduce you to both my parents but my dad died a few years back.
For them --as for most of us, at least at some point in our lives --- it's a struggle to live wisely and well, have wholesome friendships, and avoid morally objectionable behaviors.
My cousin was gay. My aunt and uncle were the nicest people you could ever meet. I stayed over often in the summer as my dad had left and my mom was working, with my uncle effectively taking the role of surrogate father.