Sunday, 26 April 2009

Is Hetero Natural?

'What makes you think it's natural to be heterosexual?':
Christian teacher suspended over gay rights promotion row.

The lady was NOT saying that heterosexuals are normal.
She was pointing to the fact that many people assume homosexuality is not "natural."

Her question then asked why people believe this?
Possibly her manner or way of using this approach was flawed.

It would be better to explain FIRST that
-- many animal species routinely include homosexuality;
-- all human societies include homosexuality;
-- many human societies have historically respected it.
-- it is a natural method of population control.
-- religions differ in whether they accept it- there is no one religious view.

So homosexuality is certainly "natural." The question is then how we deal with differing views on its rightness - something quite different.

Young people deserve help in understanding hetero/ homosexuality both: otherwise they can live in miserable uncertainty.


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