Okay, okay, I’m about to contravene my second law of blogging, but here we go:
Homosexuality. Some men like women. Some men like men. Some women like men (except when they leave the toilet seat up!) and some women like women. Often these are not the same kinds of women that are in the films about women liking women watched by the men who like women. If you follow me.
This is a matter of biology. Perhaps also of environmental factors, I don’t know. What it is emphatically not is a question of ethics or morality. One way of doing things is not inherently better than another. Frankly, it amazes me that otherwise reasonable people in the 21st century could persist in the belief that homosexuality is somehow “wrong”.
It is not enough to say it is wrong but somehow you “tolerate” it. Think how you would react if someone said something about you was offensive but they tolerated it. Do you feel good about this? Wouldn’t you (correctly) assume that they still found the original behaviour repugnant? What if this something was a facet of your character engrained so deep that you couldn’t possibly change it?
It is my fervent wish that everybody who reads this will agree with what I have said. Not because it pleases me in general to have people agree with me, because in general this is not something that concerns me. In fact, I am delighted to disagree on any number of things with any number of people; it tends to be more interesting that way. No, the reason is that this is something that is absolutely fundamental.
If you disagree I would very much like to hear about it.
Anyone who wishes to point out that you cannot engrain a facet needs to watch their step though! This is more important than a crap metaphor!