Is Being Gay like Being an Alcoholic?

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that being gay is like being an alcoholic.

I disagree with Rick Perry about gays being like alcoholics. Gays are attracted to gays not as a bad habit but as an internal compulsion.

You can re-label homosexuality as good but it still runs contrary to normal tendencies. To misinterpret it as normal or praiseworthy is to obfuscate reality and undo the definitions and categories of the world’s history. It is to give gays the illusion that their same sex mating is acceptable to the average person. Liberal efforts to condone gay liaisons puts gays out of touch with reality and ultimately hurts and disappoints them. They are tolerated but not fully accepted.

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Perry was asked if he believed that homosexuality is a disorder, he said, “Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that.  I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue that way.”

I don’t think that gays should try not to be gay but they should not be proud of it and throw it in our faces.  Let them be what they be but let them also recognize that it is not pleasant for a normal human being to encounter their gayness and effeminate natures. We may want to feel good about ourselves by accepting homosexuality but we don’t in reality and our own compositions are allergic to it.

gay1The American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1973. Obviously political correctness has allowed misinterpretation of the natural even if it degrades the obvious necessity of reproduction and the historical attraction of opposite sexes.

Shrinks have naively denounced what has been called gay-conversion therapy or reparative therapy. I don’t want gays to change.  I just want to stop them from waving their genital predilections in our faces.

Perry has said about the gay lifestyle, “I don’t necessarily condone that lifestyle. I don’t condemn it, either. We’re all children of God.”

Let them be gay.  I don’t care.  I wouldn’t want them to switch.  I just don’t want them to boast about it and pretend that is normal when it is not.

All my liberal lying heterosexual friends actually find men kissing each other disgusting. They praise it when it sickens them.  Insanity is pretending to accept what you want and promoting falsity as reality.

The army used to promote “don’t ask, don’t tell.”  But now everyone is proud of his perversions and waves them like American flags.  What for?  What’s wrong with privacy when exhibitionism can’t help but be offensive?

Gays don’t want us to change them but they want to change us.  They want us to like their eccentric behavior.

I hate gay pride.  What little boy could be proud that he is gay?  It is internally disgusting and disruptive.  Pretending that gays should be proud could disjoint them from and put them out of touch with reality by repeatedly lying to themselves.

What’s wrong with shame?  I am ashamed of some of my thoughts.  I don’t tell them to you.  Gays  should have the courage to be ashamed. I don’t ask them to change.  I just want them to be who they are and to recognize that that is often offensive to others.

Why re-label shame pride?  I think we are all ashamed about certain things that we do.  So what?

Be what you are.  Be gay but hug it in the privacy of your room and don’t display it like a drag queen.

If you don’t want to change, don’t change.  Just change your attitudes about something historically embarrassing.  Don’t spray perfume on perspiration.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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