Subject: "Dr." Whora and Civilization
[Sorry about your toe. But as a recovering
Catholic, I've never been in
enough pain to call out the names of Mary, Jesus, and the saints. It must
suck getting old.]
Getting old is more if a bitch than Kato Burn.
I was just visiting www.TomPaine.com and
reading some of those anti-gay
quotes from "Dr." Whora, and one of them claimed that if we regard
homosexuality with equal regard to heterosexuality, then this will
"undermine the very foundation of civilization."
I know that "Dr." Whora wasn't a history
major, but this kind of ignorance
is utterly unforgivable. Ancient Greece--arguably the birthplace of Western
civilization--had not only homosexuality but pedophilia rampant within it
(and accepted, as well). I am in no way equating homosexuality with
pedophilia (which "Dr." Whora does), but if the birthplace of Western
civilization was so tolerant of pedophilia AND that (I would argue)
99.999999% of gay people today do NOT want to have sex with children, then
how could mature, consenting adults engaging in whatever they choose to do
in the privacy of their own lives POSSIBLY undermine the "foundation of
civilization?" Let me also add that Ancient Greece was rife with misogyny,
slavery, and warfare. Is this the "foundation" about which she's talking?
As far as I'm concerned, anything that undermines a foundation of
pedophilia, slavery, war and above all misogyny is a good thing.
Is--as I suspect--"Dr." Whora *that* ignorant
of history? If so, should
anybody be listening to someone that ignorant who purports to be able to
comment on our culture in general?
Then again, the "family values" mob is against education, too.
Medical science tells us homosexual men
are statistically LESS LIKELY
to abuse a child than "normal" men.
Religious fools reject science and logic.
They reject it so they can continue to demonize gays and raise more money.
Anyone who demonizes gays to raise money is a whore.