I tend to not think about my sexuality a lot as it is what it is and I am a gay male, but just a few minutes or so ago, I was given reason to pause and think about it. While on one of the many networking websites i tend to peruse, I came across a conversation started based on a post someone had put as their status. The status basically alluded to someone preferring a reasonable sized appendage when engaging in intercourse. Sure the wording was different then what I’m saying but that’s somewhat irrelevant. The post itself was fairly clean.
Now somewhere along the line of response comments, one person felt the need to…unleash his thoughts upon everyone else who had responded to the status post as well as those who would respond and or read the status post. “I guess you don’t care if people know about your homosexuality, huh?” and so began the downward spiral of the conversation to follow. Now that was not the most..disturbing thing this person said throughout his responses. That title would have to be given to the following quotes from two different responses typed by one individual: “And there’s nothing wrong with being gay. Except it’s a mental disorder. Just like Religion” ” To gain pleasure from homosexuality, would require that you have a mental disposition. Thus, homosexualism would simply be classified as a mental disorder.”
If anything, I’m of the mind that homosexuality stems from genetics. It’s brought about by something on a genetically cellular level. Which of course would make it as natural as the pure driven snow. I am the way G-d mad me.. for the good and bad of it. I wouldn’t have brought religion into this if not for homosexuality and religion both being targeted by this one person. As well as being a gay male, I am a pretty religious person. I believe in an all powerful G-d that I can’t see, can’t touch or any of those things. Does this mean that I suffer from a double disorder? No. It means that I accept who I am and I also choose to believe in a power greater than I myself. I say there’s nothing wrong with either of the two. Religion is not a disease. It is a lifestyle choice, and one I’m proud to have made.
People who can’t stomach religion lack the ability to think beyond themselves and those who choose to look upon homosexuality as nothing more than a disease requiring curing are simply small minded and full of hate. Regardless of whether they choose to knowledge this fact or not. I live by the principle of love who you love and that goes from loving the same sex or the opposite sex to loving G-d, Buddha, Allah, or whomever you pray to. There is nothing wrong with me and there is certainly nothing wrong with any of you. Accept yourself for who you are and others will accept you for who you are. Or… Accept others as you accept yourself. It’s all about respect.