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Why I’m Against Gay Pride

I don’t understand all this gay pride stuff.  When I was in high school no gay would have been proud of his embarrassing proclivities.  He would have been ashamed of himself.

What’s the big deal?  I was once caught picking my nose and I was embarrassed.  There are certain things that are disgusting and ones that aren’t.

In kindergarten I pissed during the end of class when the teacher wouldn’t release us.  I hated myself.  I was ashamed.  Such is such.  The truth was what it was.

Same sex sex is nauseating to most people.  This is not an intellectual position.  It is a visceral reaction.

If I were gay I would dislike myself.  Big deal.  I would communicate with my self-hatred and find joy in my degradation. I would find happiness on the dark side.  I would not pretend that I was all sunny and bright when I was not happy with myself.

gayflagWhy does everyone have to celebrate a disadvantage like it was a victory at a high school football game? Gayness is not a touchdown.  It is being tackled by your own odd proclivities. No one is rooting for you except for a few progressive fools.

Encouraging gays to be proud is hurtful.  They can be happy, they can be adjusted but within our societal norms and our biological preferences it would be dishonest to be proud.

And as for same sex parents adopting children?  You’ve got to be kidding.  Think of the children rather than the gay parents.  Just because it makes the adults happy doesn’t mean that the children aren’t stained with a deep sense of unhappiness and dislocation from other normal families.

The science on same sex parents is just beginning to come in and the results on the children are far from positive.

Gay pride is a reaction formation in which the individual wants to adopt the opposite feeling to his true impulses.   He identifies with pride rather than shame and lies about his feelings about his condition.  His pride is a Freudian defense mechanism.  It is a self-protective lie.

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About the author

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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