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Choose to be gay?

Updated on January 8, 2011


I’m straight. No way would I ever choose to be gay. I’ve never known a straight person that said they would rather be gay. Matter of fact, I’ve known gays that, if they had their druthers, would never have chosen to be gay.

Think about it. Why would anyone choose a lifestyle that would ostracize them from the mainstream of society? A lifestyle that would result in people teasing them, tormenting them, even killing them. One where they might even be outcast from their own family.

Many leading scientists now believe that one’s sexual identity is formed while the person is still a fetus.

Still, in spite of common sense and medical science, a large percentage of the population still choose to believe homosexuality is a choice.

Some of the great geniuses of history were gay. So - would you rather your son turn out to be a gay Michelangelo, or a straight Hitler?

As to letting gays marry, I don’t find it a threat to my marriage. If it brings them happiness, I am all for it. There are too many constraints to happiness in life and too few encouragements. As to what kids might think, if they were taught that it is normal for two people to love each other, they would come to accept it. Then no one would have to live “in the closet.”

By the way, what is “normal”? If every one hundredth child is born a redhead, for example, then that is the norm, not the abnormal. By the same token, if every one hundredth child is born homosexual, then that is not abnormal, that is the norm.

I was taught, "Who Made me? God made me". So, didn't God make gays?  I was taught, "Love they neighbor as thyself." So, does that mean, unless thy neighbor is gay? I was taught the Golden Rule - "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Does that mean unless they are gay, then its okay to be mean to them?

Having said all this, I think gays do themselves no favor by public displays of affection such as passionate kissing. It makes straights uncomfortable, so why not save it for private moments? In fact, I would even feel like an intruder if straights were putting on an overly passionate act in public.

And, having lived in extremely tight quarters aboard Navy ships, I favor the current “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Rather than satisfy the wishes of the small minority that are gay to the possible discomfort of many of the majority, I say, in the military, let the gays keep quiet about their sexual identities.

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      8 years ago from carthage ill

      great hub no choose to be gay


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