I haven't seen such a flagrant bunch of stupid and frankly openly bigoted comments on Kuro5hin in - well - weeks.
We may live in a country devoted to freedom of expression, but as far as I can see the slice of the populus represented in this thread doesn't value it beyond themselves.
Metaphysically speaking no one knows what homo- or bisexuality represents except those who live it. The same goes for those who live "whiteness," "blackness," or any other form of self-identification.
Therefore the kind of judgment represented by the self-identified straights here can only be founded on ignorance and prejudice.
Of course you don't need me to reveal this obvious fact. Look at your motivations and the spirit of your commentary. Your motivation is pure homophobia - a visceral sense of disgust - and your lashing-out is expressed from a position of self-righteousness. Furthermore it is tailored to belittle, insult, degrade, and invalidate its target.
Is this the way you prefer to transact with the universe? What limited minds! You only corrupt yourselves. Wake up!
In my youth I realized I was quite heterosexual. My interest in the fair gender was expressed as an overwhelmingly hormonal impulse. I could not have chosen otherwise. Perhaps some of the self-identified straights here remember having a similar sense of attraction.
Guess what? Homosexuality exists on the same plane and carries the same metaphysical weight. One who is attracted to the members of the same gender is bound to it by an unconscious element of their nature.
We become actualized by being true to ourselves and allowing our true nature to express itself. That means loving what you love, being what you are, freeing yourself to be spontaneous according to your spirit's expression.
If I were God (to use the analogy of a supreme being) and I wanted to help the world grow up I would challenge it constantly. I would emit from the depths of my energetic matrix a mode of being which contrasted with the acceptable norms. I would - as it were - flex one part of my divine body with resistance upon another.
Such is the way things are, in a sense.
Why, as God, would I be concerned which of my atoms loved others of my atoms? Why, as God, would I be bound up by some so-called law of man-woman love? After all, I allow one beloved creature in my realm to kill and devour another beloved creature. After all, I allow mankind to troll blindly through my murky depths imagining hells and heavens of his own invention. I let it all happen because in truth it is all part of my divine play. Your suffering is your limited view of my game.
You who never were, asserting your gender-identity to harm and constrict your fellow beings are just grist for my mill. Love will win out whether you like the form of it or not.
All that being said (I'm back to my human form now) the political and legal fight against same-sex marriage will ultimately fail. It will fail because laws against it are plainly unconstitutional.
To wit: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...."
Well, forgive me for saying so, but the only reasoning which can be presented by Conservatives or others opposed to same-sex marriage is religious. To paraphrase George Bush in his recent press conference, "I believe in the sanctity of marriage, and I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman."
"...Believe..." George indicates that any legal justification will be designed to accord with his (so-called religious) belief. Belief alone is not a legal justification for outlawing the practice of marriage in any form. A good lawyer will try to use the justification of "community norms" and might get away with it. Even so, the root of these norms is ultimately ideo-religious.
"...The sanctity of marriage..." What does 'sanctity of marriage' mean apart from the actual practices of marriage? I've seen plenty of marriages in which no sanctity is known or expressed. George would have us believe that 'sanctity' exists in some manner as a quality of this disembodied concept known as 'marriage.' But there are no such things in any sense other than their realization here in the world of mankind. How can we still in this day and age be so bamboozled by our own viscera into thinking that such things are self-originated? Whether one is married to a self-identified member of one's own gender or another, the existence of 'sanctity' is predicated on the attitudes, respect, love, and truthfulness of those involved.
I realize this goes over the heads of those here who prefer to make gay jokes and insults. Well, then this is not for you. Go back to sleep, little children.
As for the original subject of gay schools, I need only say this: Why not? We are consumers, after all, who like to have our choices made available to us. If there is a demand, and there is no real harm in it, then it should be provided for those who want it. Sure, some kids may miss out on mixing with straights. Eventually they will go out into the world and learn. Fine with me, fine with you, fine with America. Life is a divine experiment. America is "the great experiment." Let's allow the experiment to proceed and see how it goes. Let's learn from it, not try to preempt it out of fear and derision.
I for one fear nothing from homosexuality, bisexuality, transsexuality, or non-sexuality. Why should I? I'm all for love in all its forms.
Whew, and don't even get me started on the Pope. I'm just amazed he and his marked deck of symbolic cards still have any relevance. Didn't the Dark Ages end a thousand years ago?
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