Everyone is entitled to their views, but some views are pretty hard to accept when they are effecting other lives.
Fairly certain it was just a 'view' to make African Americans sit at the back of the bus or use separate bathrooms and drinking fountains, go to separate schools. Where would we be if those views were never challenged and we all just sat back and said 'They're entitle to their views?'
This whole topic is crazy. Two consenting adults, be they gay, straight, purple or excessively tall should be able to marry, it's not hurting anyone. Anyone who disagrees, imo, is just heartless.
It makes me wonder how people would feel if somebody started a thread about their relationship/marriage and said it's unnatural, not normal, shouldn't be encouraged, etc. Would the response be "everybody is entitled to their opinion"? I don't particularly feel comfortable around homophobes, they make me feel yucky and a lot of people uncomfortable, but they are allowed to marry.
Anyway this is all just proving my point. Not everyone in the world is going to agree with you, that's life. And you may say it against human rights etc etc but you are never going to change everyone's mind.
For the record, I support same sex marriage but I don't care if others don't.
Being against homosexual relationships isn't a 'tradition' in Christianity anyway.
Questioning people on their opinions is great - it is what moves society FORWARD.
Dave chose to post his opinion on a public forum which is openly discussing a topic - a topic very much considered as a 'hot topic' in not only Australia - but the world at the moment.
There's nothing wrong with 'going against the grain' with an opinion, most people engage in conversation when they feel they have something of importance to add.
Being prepared to back up your opinion with a valid argument is an expectation though don't you think, especially if you are going to make such statements regarding 'normality'.
There is a reason why the level of suicide is much higher amongst gay people than other demographics and that reason is opinions like the above.
That they aren't natural. They aren't normal.
I'm very fortunate, I don't come from a family of people who judge me for loving another woman, and I don't have friends who feel that my relationship is wrong. I am also a very self assured and confident person.
But what about that 16 year old boy whose dad thinks that gays are revolting and don't deserve to live? Or whose mum stopped speaking to her sister because she came out, citing that she thought it was just unnatural? What of him? Or the ten year old girl who pretends to love the boy she sits next to to fit in with her friends, but really loves her best girl friend but can't say anything because she's seen how they tease and deride the tomboy by calling her "butch" or the "scary lesbian". What about her. Or my little boy, who I hope won't, but know might, get teased because he has two mums and no dad? Is that okay? Because it is just someone else's opinion after all...
I'm not just making this stuff up, you know. It's a horrible, horrible reality for so many people.
Last edited by rainbow road; 11-09-2013 at 14:40.
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