The other day I was sitting in the comfy chairs at Starbucks, writing, and a cute female gay couple sat down next to me. I didn’t hear what they were talking about because I had my ear buds in listening to Latin love songs while I worked. The couple sat by me for about twenty or thirty minutes. They laughed and smiled at each other, held hands for a few seconds and just before they left the store the one with dark hair walked up behind her partner and kissed her on the cheek. I didn’t suddenly turn into a lesbian. I didn’t desire to go kiss a girl. No one dropped dead and the world didn’t end...Nothing. The gay couple left and I continued to write.
The argument that gays are ruining America sounds a lot like an argument I grew up with. Years ago I went to prom with a guy from Puerto Rico. There was no way in the world anyone was mistaking this guy for a white guy and I would never be mistaken for anything other than a white girl. His skin was a lovely shade of chocolate brown but I had no idea what his heritage was. He could have been part Caucasian, Hispanic, African American, Jewish, or any number of ethnicities. It didn’t really matter to me because he was a great friend and a nice guy. It didn’t hurt either that he was super hot.
Anyways when my date came to pick me up my mom wouldn’t even let him inside of our house because of his skin color. Her actions made an impact on me, but probably not the one she was hoping for. I couldn’t see any reason not to let my date into our house or to spend time with him, but she did.
Nothing bad happened on that date. I didn’t die, I didn’t change colors and we didn’t rob a store or go to jail. I came home the next day, cause it was prom I stayed out most of the night, and I was still the same person as I was the day before. I hadn’t changed into a black person even though I’d gone dancing, kissing and fooling around with one hot dude who happened to have dark skin.
The argument back then was that people who were not white were ruining America. Now most people have abandoned that argument and picked up another lie. Now it’s gay’s ruining America. I’m not sure why but some people actually think that gays have the ability to turn a straight person gay. Gay people are not magical creatures who can turn a straight person gay. I have a few gay friends and gay relatives that I hang out with. Eating dinner with them, going out to movies with them or just general hanging out with gay people has never made me want to be gay.
I was born this way, I’m straight and no matter how many lesbians or gay guys I meet I will never be gay. I want to say to all the straight guys out there who are worried about it, no gay man is going to talk you into being gay unless you already have gay tendencies. If you’re a gay man and you’ve never been introduced to any gay guys and suddenly you meet one and are attracted to him, the new gay guy you just met didn’t turn you gay. You were born that way. And if you’re a gay guy no amount of touching a woman, kissing on her or having sex with her will turn you straight.
Gay people aren’t ruining America, straight people don’t need any help in ruining the world. Seeing a gay man kiss another gay man isn’t going to make a straight guy go home and beat his wife and kids, make him cheat on his wife or make him steal money. Straight guys do that all on their own and ruin the nuclear family without any help from gay guys. A straight woman isn’t going to develop neuroses, become an alcoholic, cheat on her spouse or abuse her kids because she saw two girls kissing.
It isn’t gay peoples fault if the American family is destroyed and laid to waste. The only way a homosexual could destroy a family is if they married a person of the opposite sex and were using the marriage to hide their “in the closet” life. Forcing gay’s to marry into a false relationship because of family pressure or societal pressure can ruin families but you can’t blame that on the homosexuals, it’s society that causes those problems.
Americans need to stop blaming others for their failures. The traditional family is falling apart because of straight people, not gays. Straight people need to take a long cold hard look in the mirror and that’s where they’ll find the cause of their problems. Stop blaming innocent people. Years ago black people were blamed for the ills of society and now that it’s no longer politically correct to put all of the blame on blacks we don’t. Have we not learned anything? Shoving that blame onto gays is wrong. Gay people are innocent in the downfall of society. Take responsibility for your actions, learn how to love the people around you and treat them special instead of wasting your energy hating others.
Sadly I don't think enough people who need to read this article will or they won't read all the way to the bottom. There is nothing great about being a bigot or a hater. Anyone can do that. I pray that some of the haters hear these words and change, not for only the sake of homosexuals that are negatively affected by the hatred but because hate destroys lives, mostly hate destroys the life of the hater.