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My Response to Your Inaugural Speech, Mr. President

retiredcoach Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 4:33 PM
I want every commentator here to describe and explain to me how anyone claiming to be gay can receive special rights and recognition for their chosen behavior? There are those who choose to practice bestiality,polygamy,and pedophilia, and toe sucking or whatever! Absolute every sex act listed here cannot be proven to be innate and immutable! They are NOT BORN THAT WAY- and cannot say that they have no control of these actions!
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.
MikefromDE Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 5:34 PM
retired: No one is saying they don’t have control over their actions. Some are saying that they don’t have control over their sexuality. If you think homosexuality is a choice, then tell me how you can “become” a homosexual; because I think that is impossible.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:37 PM
Mike,
Start early enough, by indoctrinating impressionable, developing children, and OF COURSE a "gay" identity can be instilled in them. Target vulnerable children with one parent missing or in an abusive home situation, and the success rate of recruiting is pretty high.
Jim69 Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 6:49 PM
How many gays have you interviewed to make such a claim? How many parents of gays have you interviewed?

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...