Informed Answers to Gay Rights Arguments
1. “All we want is tolerance, not numerous studies. Both the New family attitude by encouraging
approval for our lifestyle.” York City Department of Health promiscuous sexuality, a self-cen-
and the Centers of Disease Control tered morality, and socially irre-
In reality, homosexuals want com- have stopped using the 10 percent sponsible behavior that exacts
plete social acceptance and legal figure, which stems from the huge costs on society.
sanction of homosexual behavior. fraudulent Kinsey Report. The
This is demonstrated in the huge National Opinion Research Center, 7. “We are a legitimate minority,
political and educational agenda of the Family Research Institute, and just like those who have won simi-
the gay rights movement. the Battelle Human Affairs lar protections before us.”
Research Center all note that
2. “No one chooses to be a homo- homosexuals compose between 1 7a. Civil rights theory is intended
sexual or can be ‘recruited’ into and 3 percent of the population. to protect true status, not behavior.
this lifestyle.” What gay rights laws ask for is a
4. “We are as normal as straight special privilege for homosexual
2a. The social acceptance gay rights people.” behavior not generally available to
laws give to homosexual behavior other groups identified by aberrant
creates a climate in which opportu- 4a. Experts point out that homo- behavior—such as those who com-
nities for homosexual behavior sexuality is not normal. Dr. mit incest, adultery, bestiality, or
multiply. Armand Nicholai, chief psychia- pedophilia.
trist of the Medical School at
Harvard University, states that 7b. Adding homosexuals to the list
homosexuals know at their core of protected minorities meets none
that their behavior is not normal. of the traditional requirements for
creating special protection—such
4b. Accepting homosexuals as as a demonstrable pattern of dis-
“normal” victimizes homosexuals crimination, applying to a class of
themselves. If a person has a disor- people with an unchangeable or
der, it is far worse to tell him that immutable status, and which has
he is fine (and encourage him to no element of moral fault.
blame society for problems associ-
ated with his disorder) than to 7c. Making private judgments
point out his problem and offer a based on perceptions of moral
means of help. character is legitimate and is not
“imposing values” on society.
5. “Biology has determined that
being gay is genetically deter- 8. “Gay people are not different in
mined. It is no longer open to seri- their behaviors from other people.”
2b. The more public expressions of ous question.”
homosexuality there are, the more 8a. Homosexual practices are often
likely one is to experiment with it. There is no significant evidence astonishing to heterosexual people.
that homosexuality is biologically Homosexuals must use body aper-
2c. Some homosexuals, especially determined. Many experts concur tures not constructed for sexual
lesbians, consciously choose a that homosexuality is not primarily penetration or bring their mouth
homosexual lifestyle as part of a a genetic condition. into contact with areas designed
political agenda. for the elimination of human
6. “We’re not asking for anything waste, which causes
3. “We represent 10 percent, per- special. We only want what hetero- serious hygienic and health risks.
haps 15 percent, of the population. sexual couples have.” Some homosexuals become
How can you deny us our rights?” urolagniacs (ingesting urine and
Public policy should promote the feces) and engage in bestiality as
The long-standing claim that 10 to family because the family provides well as other deviant behaviors.
15 percent of the population is the foundation for society.
homosexual has been disproved by Homosexuality promotes an anti- 8b. Homosexuals often have an
Informed Answers to Gay Rights Arguments (Continued)
interest in public or quasi-public contract AIDS, homosexuals have timless crime ignores the tangible
sex. Public restrooms, parks, been the principal recipients and influence of public morality on
beaches, and public baths are all transmitters of the AIDS virus. society. The existence of public
common places for homosexual Seventy percent of all AIDS cases homosexuality has a powerful
activity. in the late 1980s occurred in homo- influence on society. The medical
sexuals, with higher percentages in ramifications of homosexuality
8c. Homosexuals often engage in some states and in Europe. This is threaten communities with hepati-
startling promiscuity. A British because in sexually transmitted tis, exotic infections, and AIDS.
medical journal reported that in the AIDS, the overwhelming risk This harms homosexuals, those
Netherlands, a country that offi- factor is anal intercourse. (Though who need blood, innocent partners
cially recognizes homosexual rela- the percentage of AIDS cases of bisexuals, and imposes a large
tionships, male homosexual rela- among homosexuals has dropped, financial burden on society for
tionships last an average 1.5 years, recent surveys suggest that homo- medical costs.
11. “You distort homosexual
behaviors by stereotypes. We
A British medical journal reported that in the are monogamous, too.”
Netherlands, a country that officially recognizes 11a. The norm of homosexuali-
homosexual relationships, male homosexual ty is promiscuity. It is rare that
relationships last an average 1.5 years, and gay men even “monogamous” gay cou-
ples do not supplement their
have on average eight partners a year outside relationships with other gay
their “committed” relationship. partners.
11b. “Homoerotic art,” which
gives insight into the homosex-
and gay men have on average eight sexual men are 21 times more like- ual lifestyle, includes more perver-
partners a year outside their “com- ly to contract AIDS than are sion than the public realizes.
mitted” relationship. heterosexuals.)
Information is taken from “Informed
8d. The homosexual population 9b. Homosexual militants often Answers to Gay Rights Questions” by
includes a disproportionate num- seek to censor those who have Roger Magnuson.
ber of pedophiles. Many promi- sought to expose the truth about
nent homosexuals and organiza- AIDS.
tion have the stated objective to
remove age-of-consent laws from 10. “What people do in their own
state statutes. bedrooms is nobody’s business but
9. “AIDS is not a gay disease. It is
everyone’s disease.” Society has an interest in regulating
private behavior that is illegal or
9a. While heterosexuals certainly has social costs. The idea of the vic-
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