Most Gay Men CHOOSE to be GAY: Argument AGAINST Gay Marriage
I posted this a while ago in another group. I'll add the link in the first post. I thought it would be interesting to discuss it here and now:
Here is the basic argument against gay marriage by
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach:
are two kinds of gay men, those who, amid strong homosexual
inclination, still harbor an attraction to women, and those who harbor
none. Studies show that the overwhelming number of gay men are [in that first category, they harbor an attraction to women.] They are capable of having sex with a woman, and indeed 90 percent of
gay men admit to having done so. It is for this reason that society
should not legalize gay marriage and elevate it to the same plane as
heterosexual marriages, because there is then no incentive for these
men, who are in essence bisexual, to make an effort to direct their
erotic focus toward women and raise their heterosexual attraction above
their same-sex one.
Even fully heterosexual men must learn sexual discipline within marriage by being monogamous amidst their natural attraction to many women. And there is nothing cruel in encouraging men who have an attraction to both sexes to try and focus their sexual desire on women rather than on men."
It is important to note that the man who is making this argument isn't claiming to be speaking about all gay men:
"But then there are men who find the idea of sex with a woman positively repulsive. Religious individuals and moralists who encourage gay men with absolutely no attraction to women to enter into the heterosexual institution of marriage are not only unrealistic, they are cruel, cold and heartless. The practice is immoral and deeply destructive to the marriage's participants, as well as to the children who follow. For these men, civil unions should be legally available as a viable alternative, and I find it absurd that it is religious conservatives who are the main obstacles to gay civil unions."
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