Last week I spent a fair amount of time debating homosexuality with a knowledgable Liberal (see comments here), and I thought the debate quite interesting. However, the thread is bit involved, and I have since had a few other thoughts about the matter. So here we go.
Why Is Homosexual Sex An Issue?
Why Is Homosexual Sex An Issue? Here is my theory.
“Gay Rights” has become a great and noble Liberal cause. So whenever a Christian contests “Gay Rights”, the talking-points are predictable. In particular, we can expect Liberals to argue that the Conservative’s Bible is prudish and out of date. Unfortunately, Conservatives rebut such Liberal contentions poorly.
Americans with traditional values do not feel comfortable talking about sex. Why is that? Most of us have spent very little time on a farm. Instead, we live city lives, where farm animals are sparse. However, where cows, horses, sheep, and such are plentiful, so is animal sex. Animal sex is not exactly pretty and not worth much discussion – except to child. Nonetheless, it has one virtue, children can watch it and learn about reproduction. Therefore, until recent times there has been relatively need to discuss sex. Moreover, to the extent necessary, childish innocence curiosity prompted discussion.
Removed from country life, city children require pictures and adult instruction. Without farm life and visual cues, parents must take the initiative to tell their children about sex, but as people are wont to do, they procrastinate.
Instead talking about sex, Americans traditionally talked about and demonstrated sexually related roles. When families both lived and worked on farms, that was relatively easy. Yet mechanization and urbanization have also assaulted traditional roles. City life in fact stresses work outside the home and away from children. In addition, city parents face strong pressures to turn child rearing over to government-run institutions.
These government-run institutions, our public schools, have inevitably produced unintended results. Instead of transmitting the values of their parents, government-run schools convey the values of organized political constituencies.
Politicians at four different levels of government (federal, state, local and school boards) run our schools. Their massive bureaucracies insulate schools from parental influence. Therefore, government-run schools end up ”protecting” children from the influence of their parents.
This problem has festered. Because sexual conduct is inevitably entangled with religious values, the subject is delicate. So even well-intentioned political leaders waver over what to do about sex education, and the news media has not helped. Whereas the news media encourages homosexual activists, the news media actively portrays Christians with differing views as bigots, causing many Christians fear to expressing contrary views on homosexuality.
Therefore, we have inflicted severe damage on several generations of children, raising them without best possible Christian instruction and role models. That includes leaving our children confused both about sexual ethics and their sexual roles and responsibilities.
This is the first post in a four-part series.
- Part 2 will considers this question ”Should We Take What The “Experts” Have To Say About Homosexuality Seriously?”
- Part 3 asks “What Does The Tolerance Of Homosexual Sex Involve?”
- Part 4 reviews specific issues. It considers how we discriminate against homosexual sex. We ask: “When Is Intolerance Of Homosexual Sex Appropriate?”