Homosexual behavior: We’ve come a long way in a short period of time

In my lifetime homosexual behavior went from being considered illegal behavior that was caused by a mental illness to now being considered so normal that it is unconstitutional to outlaw such behavior.  Now, in Spain, it is apparently illegal to even consider it a mental disorder that can be “cured.”   From Breitbart:

An investigation has been opened into this clinic,” a spokeswoman for the regional government’s health department told AFP.

“We do not consider homosexuality as an illness, far from it.”

“She said the clinic could face fines if the month-long probe concludes that such treatments are being carried out.”

“A gays and lesbian rights association in Catalonia, the CGL, hailed the decision of the regional authorities.”

“It is totally unacceptable, in the 21st century, that health professional are trying to treat homosexuality,” CGL secretary general Antonio Guirado said in a statement. “You cannot treat something that is not an illness.

I don’t want to get into a big debate about whether or not homosexual behavior is caused by mental issues, or whether it can be “cured” (obviously it can be, in my opinion, if the person wishing to be “cured” really is motivated).  What strikes me is that those who claim that it isn’t abnormal won’t even permit those who hope that it can be “cured” to even try! 

I think Gramps was just to the right in this picture and got cropped out during editing.😉

Imagine if we outlawed any attempts to cure oneself of smoking or drinking alcohol or other types of drug addictions.  Imagine if the reply was, “Sorry, there is nothing abnormal about such addictions, and we will “investigate” (and try to silence) anyone who attempts to “cure” such individuals of their physical behavior.  We don’t care if some individuals do want to be cured of such behavior.  Their wanting a cure suggests that we engage in behavior that needs to be “cured.”  That makes us uncomfortable.  We drunks and addicts do not want to feel uncomfortable.  Therefore, we demand that all other drunks and addicts refrain from attempting to be cured.   And those of you out there attempting to help cure them? Stop immediately, or you will be investigated!”

Whatever the “cause”  of homosexual behavior, nobody can deny that it is often accompanied by a destructive lifestyle (promiscuity, unprotected sex, etc.) that can lead to vastly increased risk of contracting diseases, some of which can kill.  Those who wish to escape such a lifestyle have should have the right to try.

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[Damn! Gonna be late to the “Gay Pride” parade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am sensitive to those who have loved ones who are homosexuals and who do not wish to be classified as having a “curable disease.”  But what about those who have loved ones who would dearly love to be “cured” of what they believe to be their destructive behavior?  What about their rights?

At worst, the attempts to “cure” them of their behavior fail, and they are out some time and money.   At best, some will be “cured” and will with help and prayer refrain from such behavior.  The fact that not all are “cured” is not an argument to outlaw such attempts.  Otherwise, Alcoholics Anonymous and every drug rehab joint in the world should be shut down. 

This is about freedom of choice.  And it illustrates how Gestapo-like those on the left are that they will not even allow contrasting ideas to be explored without efforts to “investigate” those who promote such ideas.  If that does not scare the bejesus out of you, then you aren’t thinking about it deeply enough.

John Doe

10 responses to “Homosexual behavior: We’ve come a long way in a short period of time

  1. You comparison of homosexuality with smoking or drinking alcohol or other types of drug addictions is appropriate. However, homosexuality is not merely an addiction. Neither are smoking or drinking alcohol or other types of drug addictions merely addictions. These are all sins. In fact, the list of sins is quite long and varied.

    In Galatians 5, the Apostle provides the beginnings of a list.

    The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.

    In Galatians 5, Paul also speaks of a solution. Homosexual activists have also tried to suppress the message of that solution.

    Sinners of every stripe often reject condemnation of their sin. We often attack those who condemn our sins, and we even seek to lord over and victimize our accusers. Didn’t robber barons call themselves nobles? Didn’t they justify the abuse of their subjects?

    We want to believe we are “good” — at least good as the next guy. Yet we sin, and we merely sin more when we punish those who condemn our sinning. Therefore, to stop sinning, we must first repent, and the requires humility. We must admit that only God is good and just.

  2. Yeah, Tom, you caught me. I was slacking off not calling homosexual behavior a sin because I thought my regular readers knew where I stood. That and I didn’t want to get into it again. Some might think I’m obsessed, so I’m trying to cool it. But you are absolutely correct.

  3. John Doe, I did not catch you. What I said merely complemented your own words.

  4. Work with me Tom. I agree with you. almost always.

  5. In country, gents…

    I think Gramps was just to the right in this picture and got cropped out during editing.

    JD…
    I should be so damn lucky…

    I shucked me chaps and rode full, frontal, into the wind…

    freedom…freeDOM…FREEDOM…!

    Dammit, LTB…you jarhead I was always …on dah goddamn point…!

    Point Top…
    Again…TODAY…?

    I’ll KICH YER SORRY ARSE…
    SADDLE UP YOU SORRY…EFFEN…

    Really, really, sucks, jugger…

    Olde soldier sends all dah berry, best…!

    Hehehe…!

  6. I got a vision of Gramps. On that contraption, getting ready to be drawn and quartered in “Braveheart.” “Freeeeeeeeedom!” But then I saw him nekked on the moped, with the the “Very Berry” color painted all over his naked body. Never mind…

  7. That was a 1250 with a skid mark on the seat you mean…

  8. Lipton T. Bagg

    A Kaw 125 maybe….

    -LTB

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