Monday, November 12, 2007

Promoting Homosexuality

I could provide links until I'm blue in the face, but I'm going to refrain because you guys all know what I'm talking about.

I don't know what it is, but this idea that public schools, the "liberal media," etc. etc. are "promoting homosexuality" is just silly to me. If being gay is so terrible, dangerous, immoral, then why would anyone want to promote it, much less public schools? Here I always thought that schools were trying to educate kids. Apparently they're really trying to...ruin them?

So, if anyone would like to explain to me why a public school system would actively promote something that is bad, please do. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Oh, and if you'd like to describe how just mentioning something like homosexuality is actually promoting it, I'm all ears on that one too.


At 12/11/07 3:08 PM, Blogger Pomoprophet said...

I dont know about the rest of the country but as a teacher in CA I do see the government going overboard. Recently our legislature outlawed or banned or something any books used in as young as kindergarten that use "exclusive" langauge such as mom and dad.

Thats political correctness gone arwy. Its unnecessary and extreme.

I don't know about schools promoting homosexuality but they certinly discourage and in some cases punish anything but acceptance of it.

At 13/11/07 6:05 AM, Anonymous Jarred said...

Personally, I think claims of "promoting homosexuality" -- and worse, "recruiting" -- make a lot more sense once you start thinking of such claims in terms of projection.

If you look at the groups and individuals that usually make such claims, you start to realize that they recruit and promote their own lifestyles and belief structures. In fact, it's quite clear that they want everyone to adopt their point of view and will go to great lengths to make that come to pass. And yes, that includes trying to win children over to their point of view as young as possible.

So they assume that everyone else -- epsecially those of us who hold different views from them -- think an act the same way. We have to be promoting our lifestyles and "recruiting" simply because they are. They simply couldn't imagine it any other way. (And of course, that becomes a huge problem because it then gets in the way of their efforts.)

They're simply seeing something they expect to be there. The human mind is incredible at that sort of thing.

I realize this isn't the answer you're looking for, but it's all I got.

At 13/11/07 7:10 AM, Blogger Brady said...

Hey Pomo- thanks for commenting. I see your point that what really is happening is political correctness gone awry.

As for schools discouraging and punishing anything but acceptance of homosexuality, I just haven't seen it that way. You have the inside more in schools, but when people say it about the media, it just seems silly to me.

As for the "exclusive language" idea, I see your point there too. But, when people stopped using the word "retarded" and started using other words that were more appropriate or less mean-spirited, it wasn't because they were "promoting" mental handicaps. Acknowledging that gay attractions exist or even gay families exist is the same. It's not an attempt to make people gay, but an attempt to more realistically represent reality.

Jarred- thanks for the comment. I really hadn't thought of it that way, but it actually makes sense.

At 13/11/07 10:13 AM, Blogger David said...

Good comments, and thanks pomo for the insight into goings-on in school boards (I agree, that is an absolutely insane legislative bit of PC drivel). And Jarred makes a good point too.

While we're on the topic, can someone explains this to me: how does the recognition of the union of two men or the union of two women devalue the union of a man and a woman? I hear this all the time: "I take a high view of marriage" or "we can't devalue marriage"... how is it that recognizing one kind of union diminish the value of another? This is something I really just don't get.

At 16/11/07 6:40 AM, Blogger Brady said...

That's a great question, David, and one I've wondered about myself. I've also yet to hear a compelling answer.


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