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Homophobic post perhaps


Al94
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Ok, I know I'm probably asking for trouble here but something I saw yesterday that really irritated both my wife and myself.

Sir Ian McKellen (an actor who I usually have respect for) was interviewed on the Andrew Marr show yesterday morning. I didn't see the entire interview but we were both incredulous at the part where he said he was off to Edinburgh to visit and talk to schools to promote homosexuality and affirm the ideal that it was ok to be gay. He said school children's jaws usually dropped when they heard that it was once possible to be jailed for being in love with someone of the same sex.

As a parent (albeit of offspring now old enough to make their own minds up) I would have been incensed if I thought that sort of message was being sent out to my family in our schools. It is bad enough that so many children's tv programmes portray this as a totally normal alternative.

I don't consider myself to be homophobic, I am opposed to gay marriage per se as I believe marriage should be reserved for the traditional male/female partnership but at the same time I know several gay people and don't have any issue with their relationships - what they do is entirely their own business. I respect them and they respect my opinion.

I just think it is entirely inappropriate that our young people from an early age appear to be having the message thrust on them that this is an entirely open acceptable norm.

Am I wrong?

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Is that how homo sapiens neanderthalensis met their fate? ;o(

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10:25 post was sent in by in by yours truly, Aitch ... but my monicker did not appear.

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Going back to the original post , the phrase" promote homosexuality "is the most concerning . Homosexuality is abnormal behaviour , and should never be promoted . The sole purpose of all life on earth is to procreate . This, for obvious reasons, cannot be done if one is in a same sex relationship .

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Sorry for some reason my post does not have my name on it . Nickf

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spuds

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"Homosexual behaviour is not 'abnormal' in any way".

If that is the true case, then why is it a number of countries still regard it as illegal, this might even include religion, and take measures to possibly prevent it?.

Reference to animal behaviour is not the same as reference to human behaviour, unless someone can prove that thought or thinking is wrong?.

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nickf

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If something is not normal ( ie hetrosexual relationship ) then it must be abnormal ! With regards to the reference to insect society , this spurious at best . All life is geared to protecting and advancing there gene line , and an animal that has no sexual organs ( worker bee ) cannot be used as an example !

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Aitchbee

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The cutist bee that I've ever seen Is our own big fat sexy queen It's true she hasn't got such great legs But you should see the girl lay eggs.

               Worker Bee (anonymous).
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nickf

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All bees in a hive are related , as workers are unable to reproduce , there role is to assist there mother to procreate . Perhaps procreate is not the best phrase to use , so intead I will say advancement of your genes .

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spider9

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Nickf "The sole purpose of all life on earth is to procreate . This, for obvious reasons, cannot be done if one is in a same sex relationship "

Personally, I cannot see your 'obvious reason' - it only takes sperm donation and a womb. Arrangements could be made, surely?

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Aitchbee

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fm said - Homosexual behaviour has been observed in around 1,500 species of animals.

There are millions of known species of animals, so 1,500 wouldn't make an appreciable 'dent'.

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