Chadwick Harvey I'm in agreement with you. Where this comes into question is when we consider certain liberal ideals such as Affirmative Action? Which I oppose anyways, the LGBT community would like to be defined in the same sense as racial minorities so that they can take advantage of affirmative action. They would also like to walk into the doors of a church and know that the church is constitutionally forbidden from declaring the homosexual lifestyle choice as incompatible with Christian teaching.
Chadwick Harvey As for Michael Jacokson, lol. Gay people deserve equal treatment under the law. That I do not dispute, but they do not deserve recognition as a special protected class. As for the special treatment they want, they would like for anyone who dares to express disapproval to be arrested for a hate crime. But we have rights to hold steadfast to our faith-based moral objections and to express those objections.
Chadwick Harvey It 's clear that you have tons of bigotry towards people who hold firm to their faith-based moral convictions. Perhaps your embrace of this new consciousness which you claim to have embraced is rooted in that bigotry and intolerance. Based on your remark that intolerance of intolerance is not a problem, I guess you understand why I am intolerant of ignorant, bigoted, and intolerant people like yourself.
Chadwick Harvey Do you not have a better line than accusing those who have moral disapproval of the homosexual lifestyle? Or are you bigoted and intolerant towards those of us who hold steadfast to our faith-based moral objections?
Chadwick Harvey Daniel, it depends on what kind of civil rights you argue for. Should homosexuals be discriminated against in the workplace? Absolutely not! However, to define them as worthy of civil rights status in the same sense as racial minorities is a stretch. As I mentioned above, I've seen gay men go straight. I've never seen a black man become white.
Chadwick Harvey Even moreso nonsense would be to argue that we should act on our feelings of sexual attraction without regard for moral responsibility. After all, most people are sexually attracted to more than one person but that does not mean they act on their sexual attraction in all cases. If sexual attraction is your only argument, then it reveals how weak the case you're presenting truly is. Anyone who has ever been in any kind of committed relationship knows that it takes far more than sexual attraction to make the relationship last.
Chadwick Harvey The evidence that they are born that way is nonexistent. While there may be and probably are tendencies that do not seem like a choice, acting on those tendencies is indeed a choice and there's no way you can dispute that. The same way I have certain genetic tendencies that make me prone to alcoholism but I have not become an alcoholic. Yes, the heterosexual lifestyle is too a lifestyle one chooses to lead while others still yet choose a lifestyle of abstinence. All are choices plain and simple. Any claim otherwise is all the more evidence of how pathetic of a sex-obsessed culture we have become.
Chadwick Harvey Living the homosexual lifestyle is indeed a choice. No one puts a gun to their head and forces them to have sex with someone of the same gender. I get so sick of hearing people say it's not a choice. It is indeed a choice. They only say it's not because they want special treatment as a civil rights group which they do not deserve. I've seen a gay man become straight. I'ver never seen a black man become white.
Chadwick Harvey Discrimination based on one's sexual lifestyle choice is unjust no doubt. However, you can not refer to a sexual lifestyle one has chosen as a protected civil rights group. Such a decision only opens the door to a vast array of absurd possibilities which we do not need to consider. http://www.policymic.com/articles/12352/anti-gay-companies-gay-rights-movement-is-not-worthy-of-civil-rights-status
Chadwick Harvey Faith has everything to do with critical thinking and critical thinking belongs in the science classroom. Based on the recent developments in the issue of global warming, there is much critical thinking one can have. Take this article for instance:http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/29/russian-scientists-say-period-of-global-cooling-ahead-due-to-changes-in-the-sun/ Perhaps you should be the one with a degree in religion, since you hold so blindly to the religion of global warming without having regards for the facts.
Chadwick Harvey Ms. Smith, perhaps you need to read today's stories on climate change. http://brainerddispatch.com/opinion/2013-04-30/therell-be-200-250-years-global-cooling-just-ahead So is it global cooling or global warming? I wonder what all the prophets of the great global warming religion will concoct now to keep their bogus ideas alive. While you say you have a degree in critical thinking/logic, it's pretty apparent that you do not have the appreciation for it. Otherwise, you would have no fear of having someone of a different opinion teaching your child. And you call me BIASED. So what are you, open-minded and free-thinking? What a joke!!!!
Chadwick Harvey I'm not sure how you can say it's not a choice. Yes, I chose to live a heterosexual lifestyle the same way gays and lesbians choose to embrace a homosexual lifestyle. Having tendencies and living a lifestyle are two totally different things. No one puts a gun to anyone's head and forces them to embrace the pursuit of a homosexual lifestyle. The fact that they must insist it is not a choice is revealing of how insecure they are in the lifestyle. They have to make such dubious claims to seek not only the approval of others but to find approval from themselves.
Chadwick Harvey Jack 52% is the highest number they came up with. It was actually 38% in a similar study in Australia. Still yet, it's obvious you are ignorant towards the possibility that the fact that the identical twins grew up in the same environment exposed to similar psycho-sociological factors plays more of a role than the genetics. It's obvious your mind is not your own but has rather been puppeteered by the desensitizing language of the LGBT movement so that they could promote their militant mission. If alcoholism is also based on genetic tendencies and we have a chose to act or not act upon those tendencies, why is it any different than homosexuality?
Chadwick Harvey I don;t disagree with you totally, but to what civil liberties do you refer. If we grant civil liberties based on the homosexual lifestyle choice, what other lifestyle choices must we also grant civil liberties to?
Chadwick Harvey It's ignorant to say it's not a choice. Whether or not there are genetic tendencies does not mean those tendencies have to be acted upon. I am curious as to what evidence you refer to rolling in support of it not being a choice. I cite the low percentage among identical twins in which they are both gay as evidence that it is not genetic. If it were genetic, it wouldn't be a low 52% among identical twins, but far higher than that, "Don;t you think." I have genetic tendencies that make me prone to alcoholism but I have chosen not to act on those tendencies the same those with homosexual tendencies can choose as well. I will agree with your last statement though. homosexuality is a lifestyle choice and global warming is a great hoax.
Chadwick Harvey Gays and Lesbians have no faith for the homosexual lifestyle choice is contrary to the faith. Gays and Lesbians need to accept that not everyone in the world approves of their lifestyle choice. Their failure to do so is evidence that deep down, they really don;t seem to approve of themselves.
Chadwick Harvey If gay rights is equal to civil rights, then it will be the first that civil rights are based on a lifestyle choice and not something that inherently innate such as the color of one's skin. Rather than repeating my thoughts from before, let me just direct you to my previous article on the subject matter. http://www.policymic.com/articles/12352/anti-gay-companies-gay-rights-movement-is-not-worthy-of-civil-rights-status
Chadwick Harvey You brought the SCOTUS into it and my mention of them is relevant as you stated that they ruled abortion was not murder. What I stated was on topic because it pointed out past decisions which the Supreme Court later realized were wrong.
Chadwick Harvey So what? In 1896 the Supreme Court ruled in the Plessy vs. Ferguson case that the races were separate but equal. This is not a forum on the decision of the supreme court. This is a discussion about the life of the unborn child.
Chadwick Harvey KJ, but what does the Bible really say? We all fall short in holding to the letter of the law, but that does not mean we should not strive. Those who have embraced homosexuality as their sexual lifestyle choice are not striving, the same as those who have embraced fornication as their sexual lifestyle choice.
Chadwick Harvey Barbara, I don't participate in the March for life or any other public protest for that matter. I find protest ineffective. I would prefer to engage people with well-reasoned and passionate debate on the topic then holding signs like a lynch mob.
Chadwick Harvey It would be much better if 100% of women had nowhere where they could travel to have an abortion as our nation realizes the evil in murdering the unborn and ended this holocaust once and for all.