Why Is The Media Infatuated With Homosexuals?

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  1. Asa2141 profile image80
    Asa2141posted 4 years ago

    Every channel we turn to, the media is reporting something concerning homosexuality. Whether homosexual weddings, hate crimes, gay pride parades, does this or that football player agree with it? Is this politician for it? Does this business support it? They cannot stop talking about it!

    And now the media is practically swooning over Michael Sam!

    I want to hear everyone's opinion as to why this is!

    1. Nouveau Skeptic profile image74
      Nouveau Skepticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      About 5% of the population is gay, bisexual or transgender.  It is an area where a lot is happening in law and in society.  Why would the news media not be covering that? I am not gay but I find it totally newsworthy and in fact very interesting.

      My question is why so much of the news is about boring things like sports? Maybe it is because the media broadcasts to the whole populations and lots of other people are interested in sports?

      1. Asa2141 profile image80
        Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I understand why it is being covered, but why do you think it is glorified? (And it is glorified, no matter what people try to say)

        My mom used to say when I was young, "Football is what men play when there is no war to fight."

        1. Nouveau Skeptic profile image74
          Nouveau Skepticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          It is being normalized because gay people have civil rights and we live in a diverse and secular society.

          Basically for the same reason that being Christian is normalized despite the fact I consider it weird and delusional. (But well within the rights of any citizen to purse freely).

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      People of the LBGT community are human beings thus they are entitled to be treated with the utmost in human dignity.  They also deserve the fullest of human rights.  The marginalization of LBGT people,to many thinking, enlightened, and evolved people, is viewed as quite aberrant.  LBGT =OKAY!

      1. Asa2141 profile image80
        Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        If people disagree with homosexuality or think it is wrong, does that mean they are not as evolved?

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Socially and morally, they are not as evolved.  That is correct.

        2. Nouveau Skeptic profile image74
          Nouveau Skepticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          It means they are intolerant and feel they should be able to control what other people do because ... some reason.

          1. gmwilliams profile image83
            gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            +1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 in agreement!

  2. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    How dare social change occur in my lifetime! How dare the oppressed demand equality! How dare the public raise awareness of social injustices!

    HOW DARE THEY!!

    1. Asa2141 profile image80
      Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Shut up. Just answer the question. I already have my opinions about WHY, I just want to know what everyone else thinks.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        How about because it draws viewers?  That's usually why any media says/shows what it does...

        1. Asa2141 profile image80
          Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I understand that. Why does it glorify homosexuality?

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            I have never seen a single report from any media that "glorifies" homosexuality.  To what do you refer?

        2. Asa2141 profile image80
          Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Start a new thread too please so I can keep this discussion just between me and Zelkirro. In other words don't replay to HIS comment; comment on the question.

          1. Nouveau Skeptic profile image74
            Nouveau Skepticposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Ah, I see you do like to be controlling, it seems.  But the fact is this is an open forum.  We all have equal rights to comment in this thread in any way that does not break the rules.

  3. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    No, it is not glorified at all.  It is showing the public that LBGT people are people just like everyone else.  It is showing LBGT people as just normal, everyday people who have feelings, hopes, and dreams.  This is FAR better than being bombarded with such "shows" as the Duggars, Bates, and other megafamilies circuses.   LBGT people AREN'T overpopulating the world and making worthwhile contributions to society.

    1. Asa2141 profile image80
      Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      So you are saying that homosexuals are "FAR better" than normal families? What worthwhile contribution has a homosexual made to society? ( not to be rude, but I honestly can't think of any)

      You said they are just people like everyone else, but then said they are not overpopulating the world like everyone else?

      And you still did not answer the question: If a person disagrees with homosexuality, does that mean he is less evolved?

      1. Asa2141 profile image80
        Asa2141posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Correction: "said they ARE overpopulating the world"

      2. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        From GM's post:

        "...LBGT people are people just like everyone else.  It is showing LBGT people as just normal, everyday people..."

        What kind of massive spin/twist/change have you applied to her post to produce "So you are saying that homosexuals are "FAR better" than normal families"?

      3. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Alan Turing was a homosexual. He made a significant and worthwhile contribution to computing.

        Homosexuals do not breed, how can they be overpopulating the world?

        1. gmwilliams profile image83
          gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Many LBGT people made significant contributions to society in politics, the arts and humanities, medicine, business, religion, and in entertainment.  Why does anyone care about the so-called proliferation of LBGT people by the media.  It is good that Americans be exposed to LBGT people, they are people like everyone else.  I would rather view LBGT people that the sickening ad nauseum megafamilies like the Duggars and Bates.  Now, THAT'S sickening like we need to watch incessant breeders who are polluting and overpopulating the world!

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Just the first name that came to mind GM, it was there almost before I'd finished reading the sentence and was more to show the limited thinking of the OP rather than to be even a slightly definitive list.

 
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