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You Can (Not) Legislate Morality?

Robert1824 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 4:32 PM
McGovern, gay people HAVE been persecuted in America until fairly recently and are still often the victims of hate crimes and discrimination, and many right-wingers in America don't want them to be treated decently. And they are executed barbarically in some countries . In the oast, many in America were sent for "treatment" to mental institutions where they were subject to brutal electric shock therapy to "cure" them of their homosexuality. Some were even lobotomized . There are still ignorant barbarians here who want to see "sodomy" recriminalized .
Jay Wye Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 5:33 PM
homosexuality is an unhealthy,destructive behavior(medically PROVEN),a mental illness(readily apparent),and NOT good for society,any society(recognized over millennia).
it is not to be accommodated,enabled,or encouraged.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 5:34 PM
medically,homosexuality IS an unhealthy,destructive behavior.
there's good medical reason why homos are prohibited from donating blood or organs.
the CDC says that over 50% of new HIV cases in the US are in a group that is less than 2% of the population; male homos. Then there are all the OTHER diseases homos contract at far higher rates than normals.

It’s one of the perennial debates in America, especially when we’re faced with socially divisive issues: Can you legislate morality?

If we mean by that question, “Can you make people moral through laws?” the answer is plainly no. If we mean, “Are laws put in place to govern people’s moral behavior?” the answer is plainly yes.

Morality is actually one of the main things that we must legislate, and my suspicion is that even those who bristle at this statement actually agree. As Frank Turek observed, “It never fails. Whenever some conservative takes a stand on a moral issue, some liberal...