I am thinking of when I was in the military....and there were lesbians living on my floor and how that affected dorm-living. NO ONE who was straight wanted to be stuck in a dorm room with a lesbian. We couldn't even use the lounge when the one *couple* was in there, because of the way they behaved (making out, lascivious remarks).
I worked with and played softball with some of them, and the majority of the ones I knew were aggressive and mean-spirited. Several of them were what I would call predators.
Sweetie, I realize that kids now-days are more informed or worldly (not that this is necessarily a *good* thing) than we were back in the last 70's. Likewise, I am sure that the level of predation has gone up since then, too.
My room-mate and good friend from Minnesota came home from work one afternoon and related how her homosexual co-worker OPENLY talked about how well-hung he imagined his male co-workers must be, slavering over them. He would FOLLOW them into the latrine hoping for a peek while at the urinals. Disgusting!?!!! And this was in the Air Force, where we had privacy in the bathrooms and showers.
My Minnesota friend/room-mate wanted me to see what she had to put up with every day, so she invited him to join us for lunch one day, and I saw for myself the perverted mind working. Throughout lunch he commented on the other men-diners and the waiters at the restaurant. Partly he was doing it for the shock value--we were two young farm-girls from the Midwest--and I'm sure the shock registered on our faces--I know it did on mine. But he was seriously trolling for a partner, too.
Imagine guys (like your cousin) on active duty in a war zone, living in very simple circumstances with open barracks and latrines. Bad enough that he's being shot at by the enemy. He doesn't need extra worry that an "out" tent-mate might be drooling over him or hoping to grope him in the shower.
Patriotism is great. Homosexuals and lesbians can sign on the dotted line just like the straight guys and gals. Fine. Shut up and serve. My "issue" is with the POLICY of giving homosexuals or lesbians permission to run around and declare that they are homosexual or lesbian--basically giving them *special treatment.* Straight people don't get special permission to declare who they love or live with!
"Sex" and so-called *sexual preference* is a private issue and should remain so. "Don't ask, don't tell" is a two-way street that protects the command authorities, their subordinates, and co-workers. That is: the privacy of EACH person--not just the perverted.
I truly, honestly, with all my heart believe that homosexuality is wrong. It is a perversion of something that is meant to be between one man and one woman. The liberal-minded media has convinced a large portion of our young citizens that because homosexuals want to live a certain way, the rest of us *must* agree that, yes indeed, they have the *right* to do so. We have been desensitized by movies, books, videos, music. Your generation has grown up seeing this all the time, and the liberal media is pushing this agenda as fast and as furiously as they can--to get the rest of us to agree to their perversions as *normal*--to change our thinking.
If we cave on this point, they we'll have to give in to the pedophiles who prefer to have sex with children. And to plural marriages--and to all sorts of immoral sexual perversions. Yes, that is how the dominoes will fall. One thing goes, and all the rest -- given time and opportunity -- will soon fall, too.
We ALL face a variety of choices every day: should I get up at 6:30 or 7:00? Should I have a bagel or a bowl of ice cream for breakfast? Should I do the dishes or go on-line and view porn?
We face choices every day...but we don't have to act on them. It is NOT hereditary, it is a choice. There are standards for everything in life. Some are low standards, others are high. Just because someone *wants* to do something doesn't make it a good choice nor something he should necessarily follow through on doing. And certainly not every choice made needs to be condoned by society.
Here's an assignment--something I would STRONGLY urge you to read, to become educated to the FAR-reaching consequences of this LGBT *movement.* Find a copy of this book (below), please, and read it:
*Same Sex Marriage: Putting Every Household at Risk* by Mat Staver, Broadman & Holman Publishers, c2004.
I located copies at these booksellers (fairly cheaply...$1.99 & up,used)
Sweetie, I love you, and I'm not trying to be "in your face" or anything. Many of our young people are being led astray by popular media and icons with very low standards.
Love the sinner--hate the sin. Jesus died for us all. He also said, "Your sins are forgiven. Go, and sin no more."
When I read her first post, I hesitated to respond. I get along good with the nieces and nephews, and I don't want to come across as a boring ol' fuddy-duddy who wants to spoil their fun. I also don't want to be seen as a know-it-all or an in-yer-face opinionated bore. I want to be able to influence their thinking in a God-pleasing way, and it's a fine line between "telling it like it is" and going a little too far and turning them off completely. So. Before hitting the "comment" button and sending my response into CyberSpace, I said a quick little prayer and asked God to *bless my words so she will see the wisdom.*
And so, I plant the seeds and trust God to send the rain and sunshine and warmth to make the plant grow.