Homosexuality, For or Against?

Just curios what all the dopers think of Homosexuality.

I have the following to say.

If everyone in the world was Straight, life would go on.
If everyone turned gay, we couldnt reproduce naturally.
Anyone else?

If everyone in Sydney turned straight, dear, there would be tumbleweeds blowing in the streets within six months.

I don’t think anyone wants it to be compulsory. Not special rights just equal rights, y’know.

Put me down as FOR.

Gee… like reproducing “naturally” is a value in a society where there is artificial insemination.

Further thoughts:

“The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and three hundred sixty two admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.” – Lynne Lavner

“In homosexual sex you know exactly what the other person is feeling, so you are identifying with the other person completely. In heterosexual sex you have no idea what the other person is feeling.” - William Burroughs

“We think that we live in a heterosexual society because most men are fixated on women as sexual objects; but, in fact, we live in a homosexual society because all credible transactions of power, authority, and all transactions based on equity and individuality take place among men.
Men are real; therefore, all real relationship is between men; all real communication is between men; all real
reciprocity is between men; all real mutuality is between men.” - Andrea Dworkin

“I think rigid heterosexuality is a perversion of nature.” - Margaret Mead

“There is no need for parents to fear homosexual teachers. Ninety-seven percent of child seduction is heterosexual.” - Dr. Benjamin Spock

“Listen, I don’t know why the fuck they’re beefing about the gays today. I’ve never looked at it that way. It’s your life, it’s my life, it’s the next one’s – to do whatever we want with our fucking lives. We’ve got one life to live --let’s live it the way we want to.” - Milton Berle

“When not accompanied by violence, sodomy should not fall under the sway of criminal law, for it does not violate the right of any man.” - Voltaire

“We confess to a strong personal prejudice in favor of the boy-girl variety of sex, but our belief is in a free, rational and humane society demands a tolerance of those whose sexual inclinations are different from our own… Society benefits as much from the difference in men as from their similarities, and we should create a culture that not only accepts these differences, but respects and actually nurtures them.” - Hugh Hefner

I don’t understand the point. I mean, my uncle reproduced twice and is as gay as gay gets. If everyone ‘turned’ gay, man/woman sex would still be possible, wouldn’t it? Or are you saying that gay people wouldn’t step up to the plate and do it for the propagation of the species?

I’ll hold back from tearin’ into the OP on thinking that if everyone was gay we’d be doomed 'cause we couldn’t reproduce theory. Anyways I’m for it. I’m straight but hey man what you do is what you do. If it makes you happy screw everyone else!

Amen. And whatever would we do in February?

I’m all for homosexuality, at least among men. They tend not to have children (I’m not afraid of overpopulation, I just don’t like other people’s children) and they don’t compete for the women.

I’m all for it.

I think we should draw the line at allowing people to be born with blonde hair though :wink:

— G. Raven

Do blow jobs at rest areas count?

I do hope a moderator will be along very soon to lay the smackdown on the OP.

Otherwise I’m going to have to move cities and change hobbies lest the OP’s viewpoint is contagious.

Side bets on how long it will take this to hit the Pit, anyone?

I could care less what someone is. I don’t see why anyone else cares either.
I dunno, I guess that means I’m for it.

its just im pissed at things like the ‘Gay And Lesbian Madi Gras’ what if there were a ‘Hetrosexual Madi Gras’ The gays would be jumping up and down.

And things like Black Pride day… what about White Pride day?

There is such a thing, and I believe it is sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan.

I think the idea that someone can be for or against a naturally occurring phenomenon is so laughable no one is willing to waste their time on going after this one.

I mean, are you for or against wild buffalo? Are you for or against the female menstrual cycle? Are you for or against blonde hair?
Homosexuality is simply a part of life and the universe, it’s pointless to debate it’s validity. The point is that it exists and a lot of people would do themselves a huge favour by simply accepting that fact.

Not to mention how much easier it would make life for the millions of people facing persecution because of their sexuality in the world today.

— G. Raven

  1. This is a fallacious argument. Almost anything is silly when taken to a silly extreme. E.g., “Catholocism is bad because if everyone were priests and nuns, we couldn’t reproduce.”

  2. Gays can do whatever they want in their own homes. It’s none of my business.

  3. Although it’s not my business, I must admit that I do react emtionally to the artistic achievements by gay men. Gay men have made the world incredibly richer. Many of my gay friends and relatives have also tended to be artistic.

Are you as appreciative of all the colored folk for entertaining you with all that fine dancin’?:rolleyes:

For what it’s worth, most of the artistic people I’ve known were straight. I can think of gays who were damn good accountants, doctors, teachers, lawyers, and scientists, though.

**RAWisSYDNEY wrote:

its just im pissed at things like the ‘Gay And Lesbian Madi Gras’ what if there were a ‘Hetrosexual Madi Gras’ The gays would be jumping up and down.**

snicker laugh guffaw Have you EVER been to New Orleans, Louisiana during the months of February or March during the Carnival season?

Mardi Gras.

Apparently you are unaware of the tradition of Mardi Gras or Carnivals. So some gay communities have adopted the custom. What’s your problem? You can jump up and down in a Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras if you want to. I have. Dancing might be more respected of course.

(I put this posting up as one of the top ten shoot yourself in the footers of the month.)

Actually that makes more sense than the OP. All I can say is I panic every time my wife skips one, so I guess I’m for them.

Fer chrissakes, tourbot, could you at least try to take december’s post in the spirit it was intended?! Sure, it wasn’t the most artfully said, but how many times in your life have you thought “I wish I said that better”? Hundreds, thousands? Did people jump all over your ass when you expressed yourself poorly?

BTW, I think the African and African-American cultures have made unique contributions to music - jazz, calypso, rap and hip-hop come to mind. So yes, I am appreciative of “all the colored folk for entertaining me with all that fine dancing”, if you want to use that sort of language.