Friday, February 29, 2008

Why the Obsession With Sex?

Ed Brayton is covering this story, and there will certainly be lots of comments on his thread, so I recommend you go over there and check it out.

More evidence that the anti-gay crowd is absolutely obsessed with gay sex. Look at this brilliant statement from Texas Gov. Rick Perry that homosexuals are all about sex because the very word contains the word "sex." Excerpt from this interview below the fold:


PERRY: ...Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation.

SOLOMON: Why do you think a homosexual would be more likely to bring the subject of sex into a conversation than a heterosexual?

PERRY: Well, the ban in scouting applies to scout leaders. When you have a clearly open homosexual scout leader, the scouts are going to talk about it. And they're not there to learn about that. They're there to learn about what it means to be loyal and trustworthy and thrifty.

SOLOMON: But don't you think that homosexuals might also be interested in being loyal and thrifty?

PERRY: The argument that gets made is that homosexuality is about sex. Do you agree?

SOLOMON: No.

PERRY: Well, then why don't they call it something else?

He seems unaware that the word "heterosexual" also includes the word "sex." What a dolt.

However, I want to add my two cents to this:

I have mentioned numerous times before that I believe the religious opposition to equality is the toughest nut to crack, just because religious bigotry does not easily yield to logic or reason, but the second toughest nut has to be this obsession with sex.

I find it truly mind-boggling this obsession.

Is it possible that most straight people just have never really gotten to know enough gay people? Or do they know better and just not care?

I happen to believe it is the former, but then I am not typical so I am biased.

Thoughts?

3 comments:

Fannie said...

"PERRY: The argument that gets made is that homosexuality is about sex. Do you agree?

SOLOMON: No.

PERRY: Well, then why don't they call it something else?

He seems unaware that the word "heterosexual" also includes the word "sex." What a dolt."


LOL!!

John Hosty-Grinnell said...

The saying, "we get the government we deserve" comes to mind...and that scares the shit out of me!

Wake up America, you're better than this!

John said...

"Wake up America, you're better than this!"

Yeah, but is Texas?