The myths people believe about homosexuality (Part II)

24 Apr

Homosexuals are seeking to undermine the foundations of religion and government. This is absolutely preposterous. For starters the only thing homosexuals want from the government is equal rights as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Homosexuals are not seeking to set up a “Velvet Regime” of dictatorship and dominate the globe, just gain equality. Period. As per religion no homosexual person I know wants to do away with religion, in fact many are religious in their own right. What we do want to do is end the days of subjective interpretation of the word of whatever god one subscribes to as a rationale for discrimination. I realize that many churches do not want to marry same sex couples as they see that as against their beliefs and I respect and support that. What I do not respect or support is using the pulpit to preach hate or intolerance toward any group of people in the name of some god out there in the ether.

Homosexuals are seeking special rights and will use nay means necessary to gain them. Again this is a silly myth that persists because people have no knowledge of what are rights and what are “special rights.” Rights are those akin to what we all learned in school, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These are rights the LGBT community has had usurped for ages. These are not special, these are to be endowed on all men and are supposed to be self evident. That is what homosexuals are seeking. Special rights are those conferred upon special groups of people like the disabled, veterans, etc… A special right would be being allowed to take a service animal into a restaurant. A special right would be earning lifetime medical coverage due to a war injury or a garunteed mortgage loan for a veteran. The right to get married in contrast is not a special right, it is simply a right.

In conjunction with the previous myth comes the reference to “at any cost.” There are far too many people that think Gay Pride celebrations are really recruiting drives to convert people to homosexuality, spread moral decay, and flaunt abhorrent sexual deviations, and that they will end if those “special” rights gays demand are met. Seriously this theory is out there. You just can’t make this stuff up. In actuality Gay Pride is nothing more than celebrating the stance taken at, and people of the Stonewall Rebellion. It is an occasion to honor their memory, celebrate the movement they started, and remind ourselves the struggle for equality must continue. As a bonus it is a chance to network, enjoy some wonderful entertainment, and eat some greasy vendor food guaranteed to ruin your diet. If you want true decadence, deviance and moral decay go to Mardi Gras, Carnivale, or a St. Patrick’s day parade.

While there are as many myths about the homosexual community as there are people, these are some of the nagging ones that simply refuse to die. With each passing generation we think they will disappear but in most cases they only mildly subside. What new myth will emerge tomorrow or next year is anyone’s guess, but these have withstood the test time and become established as the true contenders for the Darwin Award of backward thought.

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