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Posted by LexM, Tue May-01-01 06:48 AM
>so, to those who are heterosexual,
>i'd ask:
>when did you choose to be

I didn't.

On a talk show I was watching awhile ago, an audience member stood and said, "Are you going to tell me that if God came down today and said, 'oops...everyone should really be dealing with the same sex,' that you'd be able to switch, just like that?"

The panelist tried to come off on some God's-always-right or I'd-just-switch-then type vibe, but the point had been made.

Who would "choose" (or at the very least risk) persecution? to be disowned by family? death at the hands of a drunk homophobe? social and emotional ostracism?

Maybe some need to believe that gay people adore suffering personally, professionally, and socially for loving who they love...

~~~SPITFIRE: 6/28/01~~~

"The entire world is being driven insane by this single phrase: "My religion alone is true." ...Who can make a system from Divine Mystery? But if any sincere practitioner, within whatever culture or religion, prays and meditates with great devotion & committment to Truth alone, Your Grace will flood his mind and heart..." ~~Ramakrishna

"Ignorance: The Verbal Airborne Disease" (c) my friend Ty

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