Saturday, 02 May 2009 14:50
Thanks for all your answers. Still can't say I totally understand though, but I'm happy people have tried to explain things.
It's an interesting mention that some college students can apparently show a hostile attitude towards homosexuality. But I still think that because such a subject is beyond the remit of conventional education that such things should be left until college anyway, particularly when most kids I've seen can't even do half as well at even my shaky grammar. In my opinion and experience, trying to teach more immature children adult subjects goes largely wasted and unappreciated for what it's designed to do. It just invades comfort zones and causes a bit of bewilderment. And as 'homophobic' bullying can be meted out by people of any age, it can be dealt with the way a teacher would deal with any other kind of bullying at school. That's just how I see it.
I wouldn't like the idea of gay sex being taught at school anyway because it sounds absolutely ghastly. Ever since I read of the damage to peoples' anatomies because of it I've never been able to look a sausage roll in the face. However, I've had considerable sympathy for the emotional stuff and how depressed homosexuals can get, what with everything.
Anyhow, the general consensus amongst the people I grew up with was of live and let live, with good wishes. We just didn't really want to know the details that's all, which is why I don't really like the idea of people being made to sit through lectures about it. A good person knows to be respectful to people who do no harm without any of that. It's only militant activists I resent because I perceive them trying to force-feed people things.
So there it is, just thought I'd reply. And as for the 'perversion of nature' bit, well yes I suppose, bearing in mind it's non-reproductive. Nature's a funny old thing. Doesn't mean to say that gays are ogres to be treated as lepers or anything and I've been friends with all sorts of people in my life. But that wouldn't mean to say I'd welcome a gift of the Queer As Folk box set though.