By Alan Caruba
I like to think of myself as a tolerant person. I have, however, one prejudice that is based on biology and history.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay professional football prospect, made history when he was filmed by an ESPN crew giving his lover, Vito Cammisano, a long, lugubrious kiss to celebrate being selected in the National Football League draft on May 10th. The sight of two men kissing passionately was not something I and a lot of other folks wanted to see.
A spokesman for GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination, called the kiss “a significant milestone”, describing it as “touching.” No it wasn’t. It was nauseating to any heterosexual having to witness it or explain it to their children.
We need to understand that being gay is not normal. Biologically, species exist because the male and female genders exist for the purpose of procreation and propagation. Historically, gays have been held in disdain in every era of civilization. Today in the Islamic Middle East you can be killed for being gay, but you can also be killed for being Christian. In the West both actions are an abomination.
One gets a variety of estimates regarding how many gays there are in America. To the question, how many gay people are there in the United States, “The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, a sexual orientation law and public policy think tank, estimates that 9 million (about 3.8%) of Americans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (2011). The institute also found that bisexuals make up 1.8% of the population, while 1.7% are gay or lesbian. Transgender adults make up 0.3% of the population.”
Being as generous as one can with such estimates, it still means that 96% of Americans are heterosexual.
In terms of the news generated by gays and their depiction in films and especially these days on television, one might be inclined to think that they were a far greater part of the population, but they are a minority within other minorities. My own guess is that there a large number of gays in the news profession and most certainly in the world of entertainment. And now we are being informed of gays in the world of sports.
I don’t want to hear much about gays for any reason. The kiss was not something I would want young people to see on television or anywhere else. The bigger problem is that our younger generation, progressing through our schools, is being systematically taught to accept homosexuality as just another version of normality.
A group called MassResistance was created in response to an assault on the Massachusetts school curriculums and GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is hard at work in all fifty states! As MassResistance points out, Its agenda is to ensure that “a wide range of psychologically penetrating homosexual and transgender programs (and) activities into the schools,” while “organizing and training teachers to integrate their techniques throughout the curriculum.”
In early April, GLSEN held an all-day conference in Boston with speeches and workshops. It was attended by approximately 325 people, approximately two-third of whom were students. “The GLSEN Conference is run by adults and is meant to train adults. But they go to great lengths to bring in as many students as possible, no matter how young. They come from schools across the state and usual seem part of a ‘gay club’ or affiliated with a homosexual activities on the school’s staff, such as a teacher or guidance counselor.”
The opening session included two keynote speeches, both which were directed at the students. “A general message we got from both speeches,” reported MassResistance, “was there is no sense of truth, or reality, or of right and wrong. Any way you want to express yourself in life is fine.” The problem for gays and lesbians is that they do not have a choice about their sexual orientation, any more than they have a choice over being right or left-handed.
Being a youngster of any age is stressful enough, but being young and gay just adds to the stress and someone should tell them they will live with that for the rest of their lives.
Most certainly parents do not send their children to our public schools to learn about homosexuality, bisexuality, or being transgendered.
What a very large portion of the heterosexual population objects to is the appalling and aggressive effort of the homosexual minority to redefine marriage. Anyone with a handful of functioning brain cells knows that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Same-sex marriage is an assault on the traditional, historical and global understanding of marriage, the keystone of any society.
It is not something the courts can or should determine. The “equal protection of the law” in the 14th Amendment does not refer to, nor infer the right to marry someone of the same sex. Interpreting it to mean that is a distortion that must intentionally ignore the intent of the Constitution as regards the specific rights it enumerates.
That’s not what’s being taught the current generation in our schools. It’s not mentioned in the countless news stories about “gay marriage” and the many depictions of gays on television sitcoms and other shows.
I don’t want to see another kiss like Sam and his lover shared on television. I don’t care what they do in their private lives, but I want it to remain private.
© Alan Caruba, 2014
Amen Alan!!!! I amnmost definitely sharing this!!!!
No doubt about it Alan.
I would also be offended by a heterosexual kiss of the type described in the same setting.
Passionate, intense kissing should be left for private settings. Public behavior, whether between a man and a woman or a same-sex couple used to be more circumscribed and restrained.
Do people no longer have any raising?
I too miss the days when films and TV were more restrained about such things.
Very well stated, and I couldn't agree more. I've shared this on my Facebook page.
"The problem for gays and lesbians is that they do not have a choice about their sexual orientation"
I'm personally very very dubious about that. Based on the experiences of many people I've known personally I believe that it is to a large degree a choice. In the case of lesbians I believe it is almost entirely a matter of choice.
I agree wholeheartedly with dfordoom. The emergence some years ago of the term "orientation" seemed innocuous enough at first, and was initially used interchangeably with "choice" and "identity." More recently, though, it's become synonymous with "hard-wired," and we've been bombarded with pseudo-science purported to establish that there is no choice involved. I remain unconvinced.
I have held off saying anything on this one but I DO have to say; that *KISS* picture is totally, utterly and completely disgusting.. Just MY opinion..
@Fred: MY opinion, too.
Alan, weren't you supposed to die of old age a long time ago?
@Pastol. No, I will live a very long time to come. Does that disappoint you? Good!
'I don’t want to see another kiss like Sam and his lover shared on television.'
Which is why, I don't watch television. It has nothing to offer.
When the great unwashed masses finally wake & take action I hope there are enough "gays" to keep the game financially viable.
What do you reckon the odds are on the "great unwashed masses" actually waking up?
Zero, unless someone actually wakes them up.
When are we going to see all the heterosexual athletics who are drafted kiss their boyfriend /girlfriend on national television.
I'm betting never.
First of all being gay is not abnormal. Though some people feel better making homosexuals and lesbians feeling bad about themselves. My daughter is a lesbian. When she was a junior in High school in1997 a friend of hers went into the school bathroom and blew her face off. Why? Because she was sure she was a lesbian. Know how the school handled it ? They covered up the note she left and reiterated through that denial that being a lesbian was not something worth talking about. My daughter came out 2 years later at a private girls' college. She has spent many hours and energy in supporting youth who are homosexual. PS. The Romans, the Greeks adored the male body and only abided women to procreate. They had no problem with homosexuality. Alexander the Great took his male lover on his drive through Europe and Asia. Richard the Lion Hearted was a homosexual as were many important men and women in history. Do yourself some good and be kinder to what you don't un derstand.
The best part is when "they" insist on the fact that "also some types of animal have gay behaviours" (although I find hard to believe those animals are sticking their penis into each other bum for merely pleasure and if they have some "male-male" behaviour is just for predominance..).
Another part I really enjoy is when "we" say is that is NATURE that made us of 2 different sexes for a reason which is ... ehm.. reproduction; "they" are insisting that.... some type of animals (well, bacterias or invertebrates) are hermafrodites.
Right. Bacterias or invertebrates.
Anyway, my theory is just that Mother Nature is very sick of us (humans) and is trying in all the ways possible to get rid of us.
Nowadays there is an incredible number of gays, also very proud to be ones (why should you be proud?! Should I be proud to be "as supposed to be" - aka NORMAL??!).
Anyway, this number will keep rising until - finally for Mother Nature - humanity will reach an end.
Check mate, let's start all over again.
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