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By Punkerslut, 2005
Dr. Laura's distaste of Homosexuality is nothing new, and there has been much advocacy against her on part of these views. Others, who hold similar views, have defended her opinions. However, what she said her, it may hold some kernal of truth.
It may very well be truth, that biologically, it is an "error," if such a term has any real meaning, for someone to be Homosexual. By pursuing an individual of the same sex, procreation cannot occur. It becomes an impossibility in this scenario. If the natural purpose of every organism is to procreate, that their offspring may also procreate indefinitely, then I have no argument. If it happens to be true, that the purpose of life is simply procreation, of reproducing the old generation, then I cannot deny the truth of the statement, that Homosexuality is "some kind of error." I can present no argument that I genuinely believe, no objection that I sincerely hold as truth. That is, at least, if it is true, that life holds no purpose than creating offspring.
When the same lover sits alone, in her room, crying over memories, mourning over thoughts, knowing that her love is far away -- when that same lover must spend days in total solitary, away from the one who makes the colors in her world brighter, going through old poetry, looking at old pictures -- when a person is poor in those things which enrich the heart, because they are away from their lover, then we must believe Dr. Laura, that it is "some kind of biological error." It is true, that a lover who thinks about the one whay may not come back, is enough to bring out sympathy from every humane thinker, it is enough to bring out tears in those who have known such pains.... but since it produces no children, Dr. Laura will call it "a biological error," and everything that we once knew to be life becomes sacrilige in her black god's ideology.
What sort of human being can be so deaf to beauty, so blind to peace, so desensitized against the very things that bring purpose? I do not believe that a person can be so depraved. It is but natural to desire to express our heart, to speak our minds, to act as we like, so long as no others are hurt. Every law which disallows the expression of the heart and mind have been known as the Censorship Laws. But every law which disallows acting as we like, so long as we do not infringe on the liberty of others, these laws are known as the Totalitarian Laws. Both are guilty of the same crime: limiting happiness for some superficial taboo. I oppose the first as much as I oppose the second.
No relationship can be condemned as a source of obsenity, when the partners involved hold a genuine affection for each other. Perhaps the message I am trying to express is this... That sex and love are nothing to be ashamed of, regardless of what we are told, by our peers, by our teachers, by our families and communities. To condemn a man for choosing to love men instead of women, is no different than to condemn a man for choosing to express himself with poetry instead of art. It is but a preference, and no one suffers at the choice of either. The only time that suffering can occur in this scenario is when the man is forced to choose one over the other, due to Totalitarian Law.
There are still people in prison today, for what the state has so lovingly called "crimes against nature." Those who have engaged in
homosexual, or even taboo sexualities, have been imprisoned for up to years. This is not some foreign activity of centuries past. Rather, it is something that the government has actively imprisoned people for in the past centuries. It is a draconian and arcane method of government, as it is opposed to all principles of liberty, justice and peace. It is a violation of the mind's need for freedom, of the heart's dreams of tranquility. To deny a man his right to sexuality is just as profane an action it is to deny a man his right to expression.
There may very well be murdering or pillaging homosexuals, I cannot deny this. But the same can be said of
heterosexuals, and I would be a fool and tyrant to condemn every straight person as a murderer or a thief. But... if you must know anything, know this: that those preferences or characteristics of a person are rarely intrinsically bad, and so long as a man's personal habits do not cause suffering or pain to others, it must be truly a sin to judge them as cruel, to hold them up as a symbol of brutality, to hold them down as a plague to this world. Whatever you do to the friends of humanity, because of their undeniable nature which harms none -- whatever you do to these comrades of goodness, understand that you are only destroying the principles that will lead to a better world, and you are hindering the progress of every thinker and lover.
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