This is not a part of Silus’ series but a personal musing within the topic.
Wanna know why so many people loathe homosexual behavior? It’s not because God has forbidden it (we can list scores of sins that don’t get the airtime this does). It’s not because it’s destroying our economies, our environment, or even our own families (because it’s not).
It’s because it’s gross.
If I saw a guy on the street kissing a woman (not his wife) my first thought would be “bastard” and then “is she at least hot?”. If I saw two men on the street kissing my first thought would be “gross” followed by “don’t think about a man kissing me, don’t think about a man kissing me… dammit, I thought I told myself to not think about that!”
I wonder how much more productive our conversations about homosexuality and same sex marriage could be if we could completely separate our own personal tastes from the real issues at hand (“What is the Church’s official stand on homosexuality/SSM?” “How should I personally react to it?” “What REAL effects do homosexuals/SSM couples have on society?” “Do homosexuals have the capacity to raise children in a loving and healthy environment?” etc, etc.
(And please don’t call me a homophobe because I abhor the thought of being with another guy. Gay men abhor the thought of being with women and we don’t call them heterophobes. Who we are and aren’t attracted to determines our sexual orientation, that’s all.)