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  •  A choice, or no? (8+ / 0-)

    ...given the way gay people are treated in this society, who would choose to be gay?

    Way back when I was struggling with my own sexuality I found that argument to be helpful, even reassuring. I don't cling to it much anymore, but I suspect it will continue to resonate with folks brought up, as I was, in a deeply conservative faith tradition, who are still close to the beginning of their own individual journey toward self-acceptance and -knowledge. The world is a different place today in many ways, but not, I think, in that particular respect.

    Having said all that, I agree with you, Robyn, that it does let 'others' frame the discussion on their terms. As a way station on the journey, however, I do think that it can be a valuable place to rest--for a time, and for some folks--before traveling onward.

    -Scott

    There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

    by slksfca on Fri Aug 17, 2007 at 04:03:53 PM PDT

    •  Thank you, Scott. (4+ / 0-)
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      Caldonia, cfk, slksfca, jessical

      I was hoping for some different points of view. :-)

      As I said, there is nuance here.  Examination should take place, I think.  I'm just trying to provoke some more.

      Robyn

      •  Provoking, indeed. (1+ / 0-)
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        Thought-provoking, I mean. :-) You got me to examine anew a big question that I thought I had long since settled for myself once and for all.

        Thanks!

        There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. -Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

        by slksfca on Fri Aug 17, 2007 at 04:34:12 PM PDT

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