Posted by Jessica Rabbit at cwip-t-005-p-216-242.tmns.net.au on October 23, 2001 at 22:56:54:
In Reply to: Question for anyone, but esp. Kevin posted by unibrow on October 23, 2001 at 21:52:11:
Ok, the majority of my friends are either gay or lesbian and I can't tell you the amount of times that I have had to reiterate to a "straight person" that just becuase you are gay, it doesn't mean that you are attracted to young boys. It honestly makes me sick to think that people are so damn narrow minded.
Secondly what a person does in their bedroom is their own private business... I don't understand why this is such an issue for any association.
I understand that part of society has an issue when it comes to dealing with gays and lesbians, but I think it's up to the peers of children to teach them that first and foremost you are a person, not a sexual entity. Your sexuality does not determine who you are, it's the other way around.
My response to someone asking me that question would be I would not have an issue with my child joining a troop with a gay or lesbian leader. The majority of the gay and lesbian people I know are affectionate, loving and very understanding. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my child to be surrounded by.
As for the "so you let it happen" comment that to me shows exactly how narrow minded this person is.... When I was in high school, I was on a camp out and one of the male teachers hit on one of the female students, in admission we were 17 and he was 23. Does this mean that female students should be taught by female teachers only? Does this mean that the remaining teachers were all responsible for the actions of one? I think not, I mean where do we draw the line here?
I think there is a minority that spoils it for majority and the majority of people should not be judged by the actions of a small few. This goes with religion, races, sexuality...
Ok, time for me to get off my soap box. I hope this makes sense...
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