Does this article really require an introduction? Nope. So here are the Top 5 arguments against homosexuality, and why they're completely absurd...
5) IT'S UNNATURAL
No. It's. Not.
Many people make the case that because sexual intercourse is first and foremost a means of reproducing, homosexual sex must therefore be unnatural. Here's the thing: Mother Nature also made sex pleasurable. In fact, that's how she makes sure we do it often enough to keep the species chugging along. It reduces stress, and it feels awesome.
That's why we do it even when we're not trying to make babies.That's why we do it while using condoms. That's why we do it while using birth control pills. If you're saying homosexuals are unnatural because they don't contribute to reproduction, then it's also logical for homosexuals to suggest that maybe you shouldn't have heterosexual sex when children are not the desired result. Contraception is quite unnatural too... And yet... we don't say that. We don't judge you.
Homosexual behaviour has been observed in nearly 1,500 species. If homosexuality is unnatural, then it probably wouldn't be so pervasive in, you know, nature. Perhaps we should stop making ridiculous assertions about with whom mother nature wants us to have sex.
Don't mothers just want us to be happy and healthy?
4) ANAL SEX IS DIRTY
I'll be quick about this one. Quick and dirty. Recent studies indicate that 44% of males have had anal sex with the opposite gender, while 36% of females have had anal sex with the opposite gender.
Do you know what that means? As the gay population makes up about 5-10% of humanity, it means there are a lot more straight people having anal sex than gay people having anal sex. Statistically, if you're going to hate on people for having anal sex, then it would make a lot more sense to focus on the larger group of people involved in such scandalous, 'dirty' methods of sexual intercourse.
Maybe you should get your priorities 'straight' before attacking homosexuals.
3) IT'S A SIN!
Divorce is a sin, too. It's mentioned in the Bible a hell of a lot more often than homosexuality, and the punishments for divorcing a spouse are brutal and unforgiving. Of course, that hasn't stopped nearly half of married Americans from getting a divorce. And you're telling homosexuals that they're sinful? Come on, you're better than that. Don't be a hypocrite.
I probably don't need to support my next claim with statistical evidence, even though it's plentiful: There are fewer homosexuals in the world than there are heterosexuals getting divorced.
I guess that makes us all sinners. Difference is, I don't tell you not to get a divorce. I don't tell you you're going to Hell. I don't tell you that God hates you. If you're female, I don't try to have you stoned. I don't tell you to stay away from my kids because you're dirty, vile, or evil. In fact, I stay out of your affairs completely. Why? Because they're none of my business. I don't know what you're going through, and so how can I judge you?
It's a shame that this hasn't stopped you from judging me.
2) IT'S A CHOICE
No. No, no, no. It's. Not.
This argument is like suggesting a person's preference in soda is a choice. It's like a person unconditionally loving one brand over another, and becoming infuriated over another person's love for any other brand. Just one question... since when is any kind of preference considered a choice?
I like jelly more than peanut butter. It's just a preference. Jelly tastes better to me. So you probably prefer peanut butter. I get that. A lot of people do. But none of you tell me that I must consume only peanut butter to be considered a good person. I didn't choose to like jelly more than peanut butter, I just do! I'm also left-handed. I didn't choose which hand to use when I started writing. I know that there are more right-handed people than left-handed, but no one has ever told me that I must use only my right hand to be considered a good person. So what's the difference if I prefer males over females? It's not a choice; it's just what I like. It's what I feel. It's what I am. And it's the truth.
Being gay does no one else any harm, but telling our children that being gay is unnatural, sinful, or dirty is incontrovertibly, indescribably wrong, and there is no end to the harm that results from choosing to do so. Think what you must, but please think twice before speaking out against someone for being gay.
1) BIBLICAL REASONING
Fine, this is really just a continuation of argument number 3, but hell, I have a lot to say on the subject.
The number one reason that people argue homosexuality is wrong, immoral, or sinful, is because the most popular book in the world implies that it is. And who can argue with the word of God? I mean, we're talking about an infallible being. He's omnipotent. He's omniscient. You can't argue with Him. You certainly can't tell 'Him' that 'He's' wrong.
Problem is, the Bible was written by man. Sinful, fallible man. The Bible explains very clearly that man is imperfect; that each and every one of us is imperfect. It explains that we're all capable of great love, or great evil. It also lets us know that it's up to us which path to follow. We're supposed to use the Bible as a tool to follow a less sinful path, not as a tool to follow a more sinful path.
Suffice to say, it's logical to assume that man's fallibility was at work when he transported the word of God to the physical medium that we know as the Bible. So how do we properly use the tool that is the Bible if the Bible is tainted by the hand of man? It's also logical to assume that God gave us the freedom of choice for a reason. And what is that reason? Well maybe, just maybe, he gave us the freedom of choice so that we could strive to eliminate the immorality with which fallible man wrote the Bible.
You can choose to understand the difference between right and wrong by using your own conscience, your own values, and your own principles. It's our job as members of a society to not leave anyone behind. We shouldn't be judging people. It's our job to help those in need. Why not focus on a life of community service, instead of a life of degrading and defaming a group of people based on the words in a 2,000 year old book that says slavery is perfectly OK, divorce is punishable by stoning, and that females should remain submissive to man?
I hope you've enjoyed reading. Leave me some comments below! Let me know how you'd respond to someone who suggests that homosexuality is wrong. Or let me know if you believe homosexuality is wrong, and why. Thanks, everyone.
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