Do Openly Gay Folks Turn Kids Queer?

by Cubby on April 20, 2012 · 8 comments

I keep hearing the anti-gay bigots go on about the existence of openly gay people in our society, especially on television. They claim that children are “confused” about their sexuality and that seeing us portrayed as normal would turn the them gay.

Let me tell you when I was young and impressionable, I was exposed to all manner of openly heterosexual people on television and in the movies and in print, as well in real life.  They did all sorts of things to each other like holding hands, looking at each other lovingly, and even kissing (gasp!).  It had no ill effect on me.  It didn’t cause me to want to experiment with girls.  It didn’t cause me to suddenly turn straight.  It didn’t make me confused about who I was and was not attracted to.

Imagine that.  All that pro-hetero stimulus bombarding me 24/7 and it didn’t turn me straight.  Yet the bigots think that seeing an occasional gay character on TV will turn kids queer.  That’s nuts!  It makes me want to scream, “I WAS EXPOSED TO HETEROSEXUALITY AS A CHILD AND I SURVIVED!”

Sexuality is an innate and immutable characteristic.  We are either hetero or homo or somewhere in between.  It’s a very broad spectrum and everyone has a place on it.

What if other innate and immutable characteristics could be changed by merely being exposed to something different.  If you put a right-handed kid in a room full of lefties for a day would he suddenly become left-handed?  What if you put a blonde-haired kid in a room full of redheads?  Would his hair start growing out in a different color?  How about putting a blood type AB Positive kid in a room full of type O Negatives?  Surely his blood will spontaneously convert.  That’s how it works, right?  And of course everyone knows if you put a black kid in a room with a bunch of Japanese, he’ll definitely turn Asian by dawn on the third day.  It’s a documented fact!

The anti-gay bigots’ arguments are laughable, really.  The sad thing is their supporters are just ignorant enough to believe them, and that makes it all very dangerous.

anne marie in philly April 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm

“The anti-gay bigots arguments are laughable, really. The sad thing is their supporters are just ignorant enough to believe them, and that makes this whole thing very dangerous.” – yep x infinity.

these asshats need a dose of lady gaga’s BORN THIS WAY!

have a nice weekend!

Frank April 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

This will continue as long as we keep allowing “opinion” to pass as fact.

The great American Right of Freedom of Speech, has been contorted to read “everyone has a right to his/her opinion and all opinions are equal under the constitution, except mine, which is is correct and more equal than yours.”

These people deny evolution, global warming and that the earth is round; what do you expect?

wcs April 21, 2012 at 2:21 am

It’s really the glamor of the gay lifestyle that does it. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be scorned, bullied, and discriminated against? I jumped at the chance when I was 13.

Tony P April 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

You make some very good points of the fallacies perpetrated by the bigots.

I’ve said it before on my blog, they are focusing on the kids because they think that resonates with everyone. Problem is, their message doesn’t resonate at all.

People can see through bullshit, and in the case of NOM, FRC, AFA and the other ilk that take up arms against us, they are so full of shit they stink.

RG April 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

You know, I watched many, many, many hours of the three stooges on TV when I was an impressionable young lad. Not once did I ever have the urge to pull on someone’s nose with pliers, or hit someone on the head with a hammer, or grab a fist-full of someone’s hair and yank it out by the roots, or put alum in my mom’s pancake batter.

Well, that’s not entirely true – I did want to hit my brother on the head with a hammer once – but for reason’s totally unrelated to the Three Stooges.

Blobby April 22, 2012 at 9:32 am

wellllll……..i watched a lot of ‘Bewitched’ and you know between Uncle Arthur and Dr. Bombay……I suppose they could have recruited me on some level. :)

Bob April 22, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’m with you.
I saw all kinds of hetero stuff on TV and it never made me question my homo-ness.

Urspo April 22, 2012 at 10:50 pm

the irony: I know a teen boy, raised by two mommies. He is at the rebelling adolescent phase. Definitely heterosexual, how do you defy and rebel your mothers when they are so liberal? He listens to Rush Limbaugh! So nature trumps nurture.

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