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Thread #147102   Message #3415865
Posted By: John P
07-Oct-12 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
The only way for Akenaton to get from health figures (whether or not they are accurate) to legal discrimination is to assume that homosexuality is a choice. This is true both in his desire to discriminate against (punish) gay people and in his stated reason that accepting homosexuality as "normal" will be bad for society. The only way it could be bad for society (if you accept that whole concept) is if it encouraged people to become gay who wouldn't have done so on their own.

Akenaton has never responded to any of the inaccuracies or faulty logic his arguments are based on (which means they aren't real arguments at all), but the issue of choice is the hook that all of his logic, such as it is, hangs on. He thinks, contrary to his own experience, that people choose their sexual orientation.

His bringing the question of religious freedom into the debate is ironic, since religious belief IS a choice and probably should be protected in some way other than by being lumped with race, ethnicity, and gender, which, like homosexuality, people don't choose.