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My Response to Your Inaugural Speech, Mr. President

David3036 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 10:59 PM
It is a question of whom you are attracted to, not what you choose to do about it. The attraction (sexxual orientation) is not a choice even though the behavior is. The reason the behavior is no longer criminal is that it doesn't harm any other person. Neither does polygamy, for that matter, as long as the multiple spouses are consenting adults. (Notice that the law just considers it adultery, so polygamy isn't prosecuted unless there's an underage "wife.") Pedophila, on the other hand, is harmful to children, who are not allowed to give legal consent. And bestiality is abuse of animals, which is also criminal.

The president declared it. A pastor prayed it. And woe betide those who differ with this new reality announced at yesterday’s presidential inauguration: Gay is now an official social category as defined and tangible as black or white. Put another way, romantic attraction and sexual desire are now viewed as being as innate and immutable as skin color.

Make no mistake about it. Another significant step was taken yesterday at the inauguration, and what was once associated with the extremist views of radical gay activists is now as American as apple pie. As expressed in the closing prayer of Episcopal...