Last night I heard an interesting debate that I thought was worth mentioning to this community. The interviewer actually referred to the Boy Scouts of America as Real Life Superheroes and went on into the conflict with the proposal to allow gay boys as members.
Here's the catch... the word 'Gay' was separated from the work 'Homosexual'.
GAY One that is gay has not necessarily had sex with another of the same sex. It is one with a strong attraction or sexual desire to be with one of the same sex.
HOMOSEXUAL Homosexual is literally one that has had sex with another of the same sex. It is an act... much more different than being gay.
A boy can be a gay virgin, while not being homosexual. A man can perform a homosexual act without being gay (raped).
Taking this new aspect into account... how do you feel about gay boys being allowed into the Boy Scouts of America?
What about the Girl Scouts?
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2013 7:13:57 GMT -5 by blackmage
The fact of the matter is gays have always been in the Boy scouts, girl scouts and the military since the very beginning. The only real question is should they be alllowed to be honest about it.
The main problem of course is ignorance on behalf of the general populace. There are many who confuse the terms gay with child molester. They are 2 separate things entirely. Because one is gay does not mean that will molest children any more than a heterosexual person.
Homosexuals are the most misunderstood and abused faction of our population. They have not yet achieved the same civil rights as the rest of the country.
The main objection comes from the Christian population who point to a verse in Leviticus which condemns homosexuality. The same book equally condemns the eating of shellfish, yet you do not see long picket lines in front of Red Lobster.
Not to get all religious on you, but since the main objection is a religious one it's impossible to avoid.
Christians are supposed to be followers of the New Testament which replaced the Old Testament for us. Yet many use the teachings of Judaism to justify their hatred of one group or another, when clearly in the New Testament Jesus was very tolerant of all sins with the exception of being judgemental toward your neighbor.
He said, "All have sinned. Only the Father in heaven is Holy." "Judge not yet lest ye be judged." "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." etc etc.
The question is is homosexuality a sin? This is not for us to judge but for the Father. The fact is most human beings worldwide are very ignorant in regards to the subject. It is a scientific fact that all of the animal kingdom contains 5 sexes not 2 as we are constantly taught.
1. Heterosexual males. 2 Heterosexual females. 3 homosexual males. 4. homosexual females and 5 hermaphrodites. People always forget about that last catagory. There are people born with both sexual organs. What are they supposed to do?
From my point of view God is the author of all sexuality. If he were against homosexuality he would not have created it.
Jesus said that "God is love and those who live in love live in God and God in them." Jesus did not reject people who were homosexual any more than he rejected any of societies rejects, in fact he embraced them, much to his critics horror.
Personally I don't believe love in any form is sinful. Just my 2 cents. Knight-Hood
Last Edit: Feb 10, 2013 18:48:19 GMT -5 by John Reid
I think that Knight-hood's words are well said, I never would have been able to say this as well as he did. I believe it isn't my place or anyone's place to condemn a person for being gay, to be honest I don't really care. If a person's gay whoop dee do, being gay has nothing to do with the kind of person you are. Your sexual preference doesn't mean you'll be a jerk or kind or brave or a coward. They have a right to love who they want.
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I concur. It is not our place to judge people. A persons sexual preference is not WHO they are. If one does not agree with the practice of homosexuality, that should not change how they treat a person. There are things that are absolutely wrong, such as abuse, violent crime, theft, dishonesty, etc. Then there are things such as sexuality where we must be guided by the set of morals we follow. That is an individual choice, and the ONLY one we answer to is the Creator when it comes to those choices.
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Oh and just for the record our closest relatives in the animal kingdom are chimps and bonobos (formerly pigmy chimps) A bonobos society is based entirely on sex and they have every form of sex we think we invented including homosexuality. Poor bonobos, too bad no one every taught them about bonobo hell.
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