Homosexuality is an unnatural choice.
It's an argument we've probably all heard before, that homosexuals are unnatural. This is completely false. In this blog I'll talk about what is and is not natural and why homosexuality is not a choice.
Everything we do is within nature. Humans have this idea that because we live in cities we are somehow above nature. This is false. We are just one species out of over a million others living on this blue marble we call Earth. Literally everything we do is natural because we do those things.
Just because something is not majority does not make it unnatural. Left handed people are perfectly normal, natural people even though they are a vast minority. The church used to disagree and would call these people evil and filthy, the same as curly haired people. We now not only know this to be untrue, but we consider the thought absurd as well. Notice how the church keeps up with social norms, as it must to stay relevant.
What about gays? The church certainly does not praise them, and even treat them as less than human. Is that melodramatic? No. If one group of people has less rights than another group then they are being treated as sub-human. And for what reason? Bottom line- for being different.
Homosexuality is not only natural because humans do it, but it's also found in what a lot of people would call "nature." The animal world, we like to exclude ourselves from this as well, also inhabits gay members. Homosexuality has been observed in many different species, including apes, dolphins, elephants, giraffes, lions, dragonflies, and over 1500 other species. One thousand five hundred. That seems to be common enough to call it natural to me.
Are all of these species sinners? Or could it be possible that it's not really up to them to decide what mate they desire. Which raises the question, is personal preference really something your god will judge you by even if you have absolutely no control of it?
Control. That word implies choice. When somebody chooses to make a bad decision it sure is a lot easier to hate them for what they do rather than hate somebody for something they cannot control. This is probably the reason for the common misconception that homosexuality is a choice- to make it easier to dislike them.
What's your favorite color? Favorite food? What about your favorite type of music? Do you enjoy watching action movies? Have you ever made a conscious decision to change your opinion on any of these things? I doubt it. I bet you've either liked blue more than green or vice versa, and there was no choice in the matter. I hate mushrooms. If I could choose to enjoy them I would because they are healthy for me. But I cannot make myself like them. It's not up to me; disliking mushrooms is just my personal preference.
Being gay is not any different. When did you make the decision to be straight? Probably never. I don't have any idea how people got the idea that being gay is a choice and I have no clue how it's such a widespread idea.
The United States has gone through two major civil rights movements, for black people and for women. It's incredible that we need to have another movement to give everybody their rights these days. But we do. People need to stand up for gays and start getting mad that they are being treated with less rights than everybody else. It astounds me that this is something people consider debatable. It will happen sooner or later. The only question is do you want to get used to the idea of gays being equal now, or do you want to become the old bigoted person who won't change his mind even though everyone knows his ideas are completely obsolete. Like our current old people are with blacks.
So the message here is a simple one. Get with the times and learn to accept others or be remembered as the narrow minded bigot not willing to accept change.
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