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Why Gay Is Not the New Black

ManimalCrackers Wrote: May 29, 2012 7:32 AM
"how many of you have control over who you are sexually attracted to? None." A false premise. A person has quite a large amount of control over their sexual attractions, regardless of outside influences or inherent predilections. There are plenty of accounts of heterosexual people who learned to enjoy homosexual sex (usually through abuse, but not always), and plenty of homosexuals who have learned to nurture and enjoy heterosexuality.

Repeating what has been a rallying cry of gay activism for years, the cover of the December 16, 2008 issue of The Advocate announced, “Gay is the New Black: The Last Great Civil Rights Struggle.” Last week, on May 19th, headlines across the nation announced, “NAACP endorses gay marriage as ‘civil right.’” So, is gay the new black?

There are prominent black leaders who say yes, including Congressman John Lewis, who was active in the early Civil Rights movement. There are other prominent black leaders who say no, like Timothy F. Johnson, founder and president of the Frederick Douglass Foundation.

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