I ran into this article yesterday that spoke to me, couldn't agree with it more. Just wanted to share this great article and get your perspective.
Answer by baconbits at 12:37 PM on May. 21, 2010
I could care less what an extremist preaches to 'change' someone..They are the minority. Much like Westboro. Just because they have the right to spew, doesn't mean what they spew is right.... Someone has always been preeching something.. Free speech. Doesn't mean we all have to agree with it. Doesn't make it law and mean everyone has to abide by it... The best way to deal with an extremist who is well within their legal right to speak as they wish is to not feed them attention and formally challenge them to a dialogue based on facts.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:23 AM on May. 19, 2010
I guess it all depends on your point of view. I don't necessarily agree with it, but I also don't think that homosexuality is something that can be or should be 'cured', anymore than my heterosexuality can or should be 'cured'. I won't assume to know what lies in another person's heart, nor will I determine if their opinion is right or wrong. It is, after all, an opinion. If a gay person visits someone to discuss 'curing' their sexual preference, then I suppose that would be a big indication that this particular person is struggling with their identity. If they are very faith based and have been brought up to believe that homosexuality is wrong, I think that has a bigger impact on their life than some person that claims to cure sexual preference. But that's just my opinion.
Answer by QuinnMae at 8:26 AM on May. 19, 2010
But that article was rather extremist in it's own content. " McCollum on Thursday expressed support for the anti-immigrant measures in Arizona. It brings to mind the famous phrase of the German pastor and theologian Martin Niemöller, an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler"
~Why bring the AZ ILLEGAL immigration law into this opinion? It isn't even an anti-immigration law.. It is an ILLEGAL immigration law. That takes away from any credibility this opinion piece was trying to gain.... It appears someone was trying to gain some keyword,tagline exposure. Then the op ed pieces speaks of hypocrisy and the AZ illegal imigration law, but mentions nothing of CA having the SAME law anti-illegal immigration that LA is boycotting. There's hypocrisy for ya!
At the end of the day it is an op-ed.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:26 AM on May. 19, 2010
Why does a person who may have homosexual feelings, be considered self-hating? If they feel conflicted with in themselves and they have feelings for both sexes, why do they have to choose one or the other? And why if they choose to be hetero, they are considered self-hating? But if they choose homosexuality they are embracing. Why does a person have to be one or the other.
What is the difference between a person who has FEELINGS of homosexuality and they don't want to act on those feelings vs someone who is married and has FEELINGS for someone else who they are not married. Why is one frowned upon and the other not?
If your a sex addicted why is it okay for them to seek help, and someone who feels that they don't want to be homosexual, but has those feeling to seek help, self hatred? I don't get it.
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