I posited the theory that maybe some of those who oppose the homosexual agenda (gay marriage, teaching children about gay sex, adoption to same sex couples) and engage in these conversations might have more of an idea of the sexual struggle involved. Many people do not even realise that they can struggle against sexual temptations, and engage in promiscuous behaviour and watch pornography and are oblivious to the fact that these behaviours are harmful to them, and prevent them from having meaningful and fulfilling relationships. Temptations are just temptations if you don't give in to them, but to the liberal a temptation means "repression" - a Freudian view of sexuality where your temptations need to be acted upon for sexual and emotional health.
However, the problem seems to be that anyone who believes that any sexual activity outside of true marriage is harmful (and sinful), especially homosexual activity, is a bigot.
The irony of that thread was that my comment that I made was pretty benign, I thought. Here it is, right after a quote Whaleoil cited:
“Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show
a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and
lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within
themselves,” the study’s lead author, Netta Weinstein, told ScienceDaily.
“In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and
they are turning this internal conflict outward,” said co-author Prof
Richard Ryan, from the University of Rochester.
Or, they understand the sexual struggle involved.
I was immediately abused by another commenter who said that I was an idiot.
Later on, I was named as a bigot by Cameron Slater himself. His description of a bigot was:
It is fine to have a different opinion but when they resort hate filled rants about gay people as thought they are retards beneath contempt then that is bigotry for sure.
One of the commenters (Steve P) called him up on that, having been called a bigot by Cameron previously. In reply, Cameron said:
I didn't call anyone in particular...I don't think I would even call you that....however I can say that Andrei, D4J and Lucia Maria are bigots
He must be still smarting from the previous days' conversation where I disagreed that Matthew Vines had made a good case for homosexuality being sanctioned by the Bible, The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality, where I was directly attacked by him for my Catholicism.
It must be so nice being perfect like you Lucia Maria...except you aren't perfect, I suspect that your sin is pride...in which case the wages of that sin is the same as for being gay...death, that is of course unless you have accepted the plan of salvation.
but being a conservative catholic I doubt that very much...so I suspect that Matthew Vines may well be ahead of you in the queue.
These sorts of attacks, such as implying that people who speak out against the homosexual agenda must have the same inclinations themselves and then Whale's direct attack on me are the using the same tactic - intimidation. When logic fails, as it inevitably does in these debates because it doesn't stand up, the personal attacks come in to intimidate the opponents out of the game.
However, I've been blogging too long to be easily intimidated in this way, and my spiritual journey with Jesus has helped me peel back the distorted layers of my very self so that no one can accuse me of anything I have not already accused myself of. I am not afraid, for if I find anything that I should be ashamed of, I just take it to Confession and I'm wiped clean and given the grace to overcome it in my life.
I'm not perfect, and I doubt I ever will be, but that doesn't stop me from trying to become so.