October 12th, 2010
Inspired by Carl Paladino: Don’t Be ‘Brainwashed’ Into Thinking Homosexuality Is ‘Equally Valid’ and Carl Paladino Insists He’s Not Homophobic, Says He Has ‘Difficulty’ Deciding Whether Being Gay Is A ‘Choice’ (Huffington Post 10/11/10).
“I just think my children, and your children, will be much better off, and much more successful getting married and raising a family. And I don’t want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option. It isn’t.” – New York (Republican) gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino
The way to which homosexuality is often referred
Is in fact patently absurd.
No matter what some people say,
There is no such thing as homosexuality per se.
It is not a thing out there you can be for or against–
The idea that it exists as some kind of entity should be dispensed.
There are only individuals, some of whom are gay,
Not because they chose it, but because they were born that way.
Homosexuality isn’t something to condemn or hate,
It’s just a God-given personality trait.
When you say homosexuality is wrong,
You’re really telling gays that they don’t belong.
When you call homosexuality evil, you’re saying gays are too,
Which says a lot less about gays than it does about you.
No, the question isn’t whether homosexuality is “equally valid.”
In fact, the question itself is invalid.
So don’t for that tired doctrine fall:
Homosexuality isn’t an option at all.
Here’s Paladino’s statement.