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Genderfication of Adolescence

retiredcoach Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:56 PM
what is true and what is not." If Americans clearly have become more comfortable with homosexuality, it’s not because homosexual behavior is any less sinful than it ever was, but rather our culture has promoted it as natural and therefore acceptable. If I had been asked if it’s a sin to be gay, I would have said, "No". Being gay is no more sinful than being straight; it’s sex outside of God’s definition of marriage that matters.
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:42 PM
I posit that adultry is more damaging than homosexuality and more prevalent. According to research done by tge General Social Survey, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and based at the University of Chicago, about 12 percent of men and 7 percent of women have admitted to cheating. That number is probably higher to account for those who lie. Conversely, rates of homosexuality are typically measured at about 3.5 percent for both men and women. As for the damaging aspect, it often hurts relationships and families in a consistently negative way.
DCM in FL Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 3:07 PM
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:33 PM
Your points about homosexuality have nothing to do with the subject of this article. It's about hookup culture. Not about homosexuality. If you're going to bring up sin, then that's one thing. But why focus on homosexuality? Adultry is a sin too, but it isn't attacked with the same vigor as pre-marital sex or homosexuality. And I think that sets the wrong priorities because adultry can be far more damaging to a family and to children.
Ed52 Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:09 PM
The public factor of sin implies an atmosphere of societal shame and a reasonable image and expectation of "normal neighborhood behavior". The concept and stigma of shame has just about disappeared except for those who try to apply shame to those who, in any way, express resistance or intolerance of politically correct ideas, movements and actions.
retiredcoach Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 12:57 PM
The issue over gay marriage does not deal with who is a good person or who is bad.It is rather a question of what is good behavior and what is bad behavior for society as a whole. Redefining sin according to our desires will never benefit society.”
We must lovingly but firmly respond to the aggressive agenda of not all, but of many in the homosexual community…Underneath this issue is a very powerful and aggressive moment. It is a movement to seize by any means necessary the feeling and the mood of the day, to the point where the homosexual lifestyle becomes accepted as a norm in our society and is given full standing as any other lifestyle, as it relates to family."
Not so long ago, "gender" was something mostly of interest to flirtatious nouns. But then, as the culture became both more vulgar and more squeamish, "gender" replaced "sex" as the distinction between "him" and "her." Now "date," which described how him and her got acquainted, is replaced by "hook up."

Gender used to tell us about language; now, it describes behavioral roles. The word sex was unambiguous, referring to the natural biological differences. But the genderfication of sex expands to encompass the experiences of the transgendered, lesbian and male homosexuals.

Whereas sex refers to two, gender creates a crowd -- emotional...