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5 Crazy Things Said About Homosexuality This Week

5 Crazy Things Said About Homosexuality This Week

Supporters of gay rights have had a lot to cheer about in recent months, but make no mistake: there are still plenty of people trying to subvert the discourse with blatantly false information. In the past week alone, we’ve seen a number of prominent figures say some ludicrous things:

1. Gays Deserve Prison Labor

Michael Wilson, a popular YouTube preacher, is calling for Christians to stop accepting gay rights. “While Christians are becoming increasingly tolerant of homosexuals, homosexuals are becoming increasingly intolerant of us,” he said.

Because of this paranoia, Wilson is calling on his followers to write their legislators to recriminalize being gay. We’re not talking about a slap on the wrist either: according to Wilson’s outlined plan, “practicing” homosexuality would be considered a felony and punishable with a ten-year sentence of prison with hard labor. What century is this guy from, again?

2. Treat Homosexuality Like Diabetes

Ruben del Aguila Pandora, a man running for the mayor of Nueva Amazonia, Peru has a pretty lofty campaign promise: fewer gay people in the city. In fact, it’s his #1 priority if he takes office. Safety and unemployment are also on Pandoro’s list, but they rank second and third respectively.

To tackle this problem, he plans to treat homosexuality in a similar manner that doctors handle diabetes. He has stated his belief that being gay is due to a chemical imbalance, something that can be overcome by changing one’s diet and taking hormones. Good luck on that election, Pandora!

3. Common Core Turns Kids Gay

Educators throughout the country have debated the merits of Common Core for the past couple of years, but it took the Tea Party in Louisiana to raise the most critical point of all: Common Core curriculum turns young students gay.

How’d they get this laughable idea in the first place? They were citing a clearly marked satirical website as evidence of this supposed homosexual agenda. It’s a wonder how anyone would believe text like “as many as 60% of students who participated in Common Core have gone gay, many overnight.” When you regularly give in to fear-mongering, even ridiculous statements like that one seem true.

4. Single Moms Raise Gay Sons

Known bigot Pat Robertson perpetuated the errant belief that homosexuality is nurture over nature on his show this week when a concerned woman called into The 700 Club to express concern about a seemingly gay teenager being reared by a single mother. “His attraction is now toward other men because he’s raised by a woman,” Robertson said. “He is being raised by a single woman and that is skewing his orientation.”

Obviously, single mothers raise straight males all the time. Robertson’s assertion that this teenager needs more “male companions” seems more like inadvertent advice to set the boy up on some dates rather than a recipe for changing his sexual preference.

5. Breastfeeding Leads to Gay Pride

Patrick Johnson, a leading anti-abortion activist in Ohio, has taken on a bizarre new cause: making female public nudity, especially breastfeeding, illegal because it is “harmful to marriage.” Even better, according to Johnson, bare breasts help to inspire “gay pride.” If you have trouble following the logic in Johnson’s argument, you’re not alone. It is unlikely that Ohio legislators will heed Johnson’s warnings on morality and become the first state in the country to ban public breastfeeding for its supposed threats to society.

It’s certainly discouraging to see people so full of hate that they’re willing to state pretty much whatever in an attempt to condemn homosexuality. With any luck, acceptance of gay rights has increased enough that most people are laughing at these absurd statements as much as we are.

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6:15PM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

sick people in the world

8:28PM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

2:07AM PDT on Sep 3, 2014

Nuts.

5:07AM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

Sadly, you just can't fix stupid and the amount of truly stupid humans on this little world still shocks me sometimes. So to explain to the mentally challenged: humans are born either straight, gay or bi-sexual. They or their parents don't get to choose which one they will be born. One CANNOT be "turned" gay. A gay person cannot be "turned" straight. Bi-sexual people have a larger dating pool-get over it. It is not the fault of the parents that their child is not straight or is gay or is bi-sexual. If you are straight-it doesn't mean you are better than or more normal than gay or bi-sexual folks. For the religious folks out there-I don't believe YOUR chosen "god" would appreciate you complaining about his, hers, or its workmanship since apparently humans are one of his, hers or its creations and supposedly gods can be pretty touchy when insulted. The big one worshiped in this country supposedly flooded the entire world when he, she or it got angry so perhaps you folks might want to rethink your-well thinking about hating a person because of their sexual orientation.

Not to mention, being a hater could cause you to miss out on making a truly good friend and THAT would be your loss.

10:31PM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

@ david d - Those twin studies are in no way definitive, having identical dna doesn't mean they are exactly the same - this is from the wiki page on these twin studies "..Gringas and Chen (2001) describe a number of mechanisms which can lead to differences between monozygotic twins, the most relevant here being chorionicity and amniocity.[11] Dichorionic twins potentially have different hormonal environments because they receive maternal blood from separate placenta, and this could result in different levels of brain masculinisation. Monoamniotic twins share a hormonal environment, but can suffer from the 'twin to twin transfusion syndrome' in which one twin is "relatively stuffed with blood and the other exsanguinated"

8:45AM PDT on Sep 1, 2014

There are certainly a lot of bizarre prejudices and inanities being spouted when it comes to this issue.

David D, you are not being logical. Agreed, Catrin K...especially when it comes to David D's
statement of:

..."their own very personal spiritual identity totally divorced from our physical..."

That is very puzzling indeed.



8:36PM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

david d.
I have to confess that you lost me with your "sexual energy across time and space" and " spiritual identity totally divorced from our physical " .
How do i send sexual energy across time and space and please tell me how do i divorce my spiritual identity from my physical ?

6:44PM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

david d.
None of your explanation made sense at all. I am gay. I had both a father and a mother in my life. My father was a preacher when I was young. Never did I have an older man do hint at or try anything even slightly perverse with me. I knew I was gay at an extremely young age although I didn't know a name for it yet. In fact I knew I was gay before I was even sexual in the manor most people think of being sexual. It sounded to me as if you were projecting your own experiences on the entire gay community. How long have you known you were gay?

8:32AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

There is no excuse for ignorance of these issues. I keep saying stupid is a choice.

11:04PM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

KAREN no I am not talking about pedophiles but about teen boys who have huge attractions to adult men .Pedophilia refers to preteen sexual attraction by adults and sometimes involvement at a physical level.I am talking about when men get hard from boys and vice versa via the exchange of sexual energy across time and space.When the sexual energy from the boy supersedes that of the mans and the boy is capable of deliberately turning the man on by virtue of his exceeding teen sexual energy .I speak as someone who was a teen male at one time.

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