Do you know any gay people? just askin’ I don’t. You seem like you lived in San Francisco or somewhere very homosexual.
I live on the east coast and yes, I've known and worked with gay people and never encountered a problem with any of them, nor did I expect to. It isn't individuals or their choice of sexual partners that aggravates me but the homosexual advocacy 'movement' that has turned homosexual behavior from something to be ashamed of to something now treated by the media as if it were somehow noble and uplifting, which is hardly the case. My comments on this thread are based on my observation of the way homosexual behavior has been treated over the years (from shunned to celebrated - by some, anyway) and represents my opinion on how and why U.S. society has moved from a repulsion with homosexual behavior to a quasi-embrace of such behavior that mistakenly assumes it's an immutable genetic trait and so, any criticism of homosexual behavior is deemed 'bigotry' and laws based on human biology are cast aside under the guise of 'equality' for those who desire to 'marry' a person of the same sex.
Obviously, I don't agree with this change because, as I've stated, homosexual behavior is not 'normal' by any stretch of the imagination and it certainly isn't healthy, as statistics prove. Unfortunately, those statistics are never mentioned by the folks advocating for homosexual behavior to be included in our children's elementary school lessons. Although the rise of homosexual behavior from being shunned to celebrated is a thorn in my side, it is not my main focus. Politics are my main concern. Because the actual homosexual population is ridiculously small, it rankles me to see how they've been able to manipulate public opinion, with the eager help of the media, academia, show business (mainly, movies & TV) and the adoption of the 'civil rights' mantle from black Americans, who actually had a civil rights beef. Today, even the U.S. military is open to people wishing to engage in sex with the same gender. I can't imagine that will have a good effect on our military.
I don't necessary want to make homosexual behavior illegal again or throw stones (literally or figuratively) at those who wish to practice such behavior. I simply wish that more Americans saw the downside to this national pretense that a sexual perversion is 'normal' and worthy of 'special' legal protections. Unfortunately, those legal protections are growing into a weapon to punish people that don't condone such behavior or same-sex 'marriage', even on religious grounds. Town clerks, when they demur on issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples, being ordered to "do it or be fired" may be legal and proper but it seems to be getting awfully close to an authoritarian rule that stomps on individual religious beliefs. I've often wondered how quick these smug Town Attorneys would be to demand a faithful Muslim, whose religion views homosexual behavior as a sin punishable by death, to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple or resign, immediately. I know that will never happen but it is an interesting hypothetical.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled political discussions.