Homosexuality is normal just like Manny Pacquiao’s homophobia is normal

If you were a straight person, meaning not gay or a lesbian, can you imagine yourself choosing a homosexual lifestyle? The answer is no, you can’t. I know it for a fact because I am straight and I have no choice but to live a heterosexual lifestyle.  I’m lucky to be a heterosexual because homosexuals are still considered “abnormal” and shunned in a lot of societies around the world. I feel sorry for them because some of them get bullied or even murdered for something they can’t change.

Alan Turing, father of digital computing and World War II hero, was persecuted for being a homosexual.
Alan Turing, father of digital computing and World War II hero, was persecuted for being a homosexual.
Here’s what people should know: heterosexuals are naturally hard-wired to be repulsed by the idea of having sexual relations with people of the same sex. That yuck factor is actually what is causing some people to feel homophobic. I personally can’t even watch a film with two men or women kissing each other. I have not seen the film Brokeback Mountain because of this reason. No, I’m not trying to insult or be mean to homosexuals. I am just trying to make a point. The point is, since the idea of leading a homosexual lifestyle is repulsive to some, then that is enough proof that homosexually is not simply a lifestyle choice.

While I may not be comfortable with the idea of a homosexual lifestyle, I can accept homosexuals because that is how they are. It’s in their genetic make-up. Nature works in mysterious ways. Sometimes wires get crossed.

I find it odd that even with the vast trove of readily-accessible information available around, there are still people who choose to ignore evidence supporting homosexuality as part of nature. What’s unfortunate is that some people’s only defense against homosexuality is the Bible – a book written thousands of years ago, way, way before breakthroughs in science shed light on the true nature of sexuality.

Some people are even questioning how the homosexuality gene is passed around. It’s simple. Some homosexuals, especially the ones hiding their sexuality from other people for fear of being vilified, still have children. And so whatever genetic pattern they carry is passed on to subsequent generations and persists in the gene pool.

Now I can’t entirely blame people who remain gripped by a fear of homosexuals. Like I said earlier, theirs is also a natural reaction. However, they need to keep an open mind. As long as one’s lifestyle is not causing harm to others, then we should all be more accepting.

Having said that, homosexuals are said to be susceptible to infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). On that basis, some could argue that their lifestyle is causing harm to society. In that sense, they have a point. For their part, homosexuals should practice safe and responsible sex if they want to avoid further condemnation from those who hate them already.

Homosexuals have contributed significantly to the world. One such homosexual who helped saved countless lives was the late Alan Turing. Sadly, he was imprisoned for his lifestyle instead of being celebrated for his work in cracking what was dubbed The Enigma Code. He helped decipher the German encryption system and contributed to shortening World War II. Yet he died a broken man because of the persecution his sexual orientation attracted.

Congressman Manny Pacquiao's views on homosexuals do not promote unity and tolerance.
Congressman Manny Pacquiao’s views on homosexuals do not promote unity and tolerance.
You would think that in this day and age, societies would be more welcoming of homosexuals. Unfortunately, some countries like Russia which should have become more progressive after they had opened up to the world, have even banned homosexuals. There is also a fear that in the Philippines, the same thing could happen particularly since boxing champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao has spoken out against homosexuality. He even went as far as saying homosexuals are worse than animals.

We can’t let Pacquiao’s kind of hate talk prosper because it is harmful to society. It doesn’t promote unity and tolerance. We can only hope that if he ever wins a Senate seat this coming election, he won’t be using his influence to ban homosexuality in the Philippines. Left to his devices, Pacquiao holds a potential to lead Philippine society back into the Dark Ages.

 

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Dale Jose Gozar
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“Imagine there’s no heaven (Holy) It’s easy if you try. No hell (Evil) below us Above us only sky.”- John Lenon

How can you judge people based on your own interpretation of Bible, definition and standard of what is bad/wrong (Evil) or good/right (holy)? People have different genetic blueprint, upbringing, environment, belief, experiences in life.

judge not lest ye be judged

https://youtu.be/ucVz8FZv5sE

Pepe Rep
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Hi Ilda, thank you for your piece. Right out of the bat, I respect Manny’s views. He is entitled to it. I do not agree that it is “hate talk”/speech. There are a myriad other factors why I won’t vote for him to be senator and some along the lines of what you have said. Anyway let’s see your arguments: (1) you only “know it for a fact” because of personal experience, to some extent that is effective but will only take you so far. So I was expecting some footnotes, not just your experience and a punt to (2)… Read more »
543Hyden007Toro5432.99
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There are homosexual priests in the Roman Catholic Church, who abused children. There have been cases, so far of these priests.

I cannot judge a person, because of his/her sexual orientation. I had talked to some homosexuals…and they told me: ” You know, I don’t like to be like this; but I cannot help it…” So, somewhere in the bodily function, there is something, not working properly on these homosexuals. Maybe, the: hormones, brain, genes, genomes, nuerotransmitter, etc…I tell it again”: “It is an aberration of nature”…however, homosexuals are not freaks.

Eds
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Something is not working properly in the human system just because a person has an uncommon preference?

989Hyden007Toro999.99
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989Hyden007Toro999.99

@Eds:

It is my opinion that human beings are made to reproduce. If we don’t reproduce, our population will dwindle, and we become extinct.

So, something is not working properly, if we do not fulfill this human reproduction function.

What would you call me; if I have an “uncommon preference” for animals…or “uncommon preference” to children…or just cross dress to excite myself?

Simoun Ybarra
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Very well articulated, Ilda.

martin
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should homosexuals be banned on tv shows? ‘cuz they’re pure rumor mongerers. and homosexuality is not normal. it’s a abnormal genetic traits of the human race.

Ren Car
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Martin – your ignorance is shining through. It is a fact that rumor mongers are not mostly, or all – as you implied, gays. Rumor mongers knows no sexual orientation. I have seen many straight men and women who are rumor mongers, and gay, too. You could say it’s an abnormal genetic trait but my question is, so fucking what? What is it to you anyway?

Should ignorant people like you be banned on discussion boards? Oh, that is a rhetorical question 🙂

eric buff
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1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. John 15:18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. Jeremiah 20:11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten. Manny, let them hate you for what you believe in. We are living in the last days. Again, don’t… Read more »
archie
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That’s the problem with people today. They read the book called bible, call it holy then after one chapter they become instant truth defenders! Preachers and religious mr. know it all like you are pathetic, you think you’re better than everybody just because you read the ‘truth’ (which is the word often used to camouflage ‘faith.) If all nozy religion fanboys are speaking the realities of life, then how come you can’t even reconcile with each other? All of you tell the ‘truth’ but all of you can’t decide which is the real truth? You can’t even decide which bible… Read more »
Toby
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We can’t let Pacquiao’s kind of hate talk prosper because it is harmful to society. It doesn’t promote unity and tolerance.

Lets ban churches from preaching their doctrines as well, since, according to the logic of the above statement, it is harmful to society and doesn’t promote unity and tolerance.

benign0
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Those are all good ideas, actually.

Toby
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You do understand that churches also preach negativity towards cheating, corruption, adultery, stealing, sexual immorality, and dishonesty.

All of which is hurtfulto those who do them.

But, hey, don’t let that stop you from going against opinions that you find hurtful.

benign0
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Actually, it is only “hurtful” if the Church’s opinion about these lifestyle choices (or the opinions of people like Pacquiao) are important to you. If those opinions do not matter to you, then they can cause you no hurt. The important thing is that your lifestyle choices are legal. Engaging in illegal activities can literally be hurtful — because the state has a legal right to exact hurt of you (say, by depriving you of freedom) if you are found to be guilty of an illegal lifestyle choice. Now, if you opt to engage in a legal lifestyle that runs… Read more »
Toby
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Inconsistency and hypocrisy are on the individual, not the Church. An inconsistent Catholic does not go rallying to compel the RCC to change its doctrine through the force of legislation. Homosexuals do. So your point is moot.

Aeta
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“Inconsistency and hypocrisy are on the individual, not the Church.”—Toby.

That’s funny. I thought it was the people–with their ‘inconsistency and hypocrisy’–that makes up the church.

archie
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Religion will always make humans miserable and have conflicting ideas to their own. You don’t need religion to inflict goodness and humanity, all you need is empathy, compassion and proper education, not brain-washing dogmas of ancient fantasy books.

Ccc
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Imagine how chaotic philippines could be if they do not fear hell, that is why good ahteist are better, they do good thing just because they wanted to, not out of fear to be thrown in hell forever, religion really sucks.

Toby
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and, let me add, promotes intolerance for such things.

Aeta
Guest

“Who is to say what is right or wrong, good or bad, [normal or abnormal]?” (Zen Wisdom)

Toby
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Good question, Aeta

Is it wrong then to be against same-sex marriage?

Aeta
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Toby,

Whatever floats one’s boat. I personally don’t have a problem with same-sex marriage. As long as two people love and care for each other, and do not harm themselves or others in the process, then more power to them. A person can marry a dog or cat for all I care if it will make both of them happy. Time and norms change, and there is nothing you and I can do about it except go with the flow or bitch about it all day long.

Aeta

Toby
Guest

Aeta,

That is one ridiculously short sighted position to make. History is replete with examples on how such changes lead to the degradation of a society.

Aeta
Guest

Toby,

I don’t know which planet you came from that you’re immune from all the changes taking place inside and outside of yourself. There is one thing that is constant in life: change. If you’re not changing, you’re dead. Hell, even a dead body changes form as it decays. Tell me what keeps you from changing. I’m very curious.

Aeta

Toby
Guest

You’re too naive, Aeta. Despite all that changes, there is really nothing new under the sun.

That change that you are saying was never a change at all. Just part of human nature that remained THE SAME for thousands of years. A cycle of “moral climate” observed throughout history.

Aeta
Guest

Toby,

So now you’re going to “nickel and dime” me on what change is. Give me a break, man. You either want to accept or reject change. That’s the bottom line.

From the looks of things from your angle, you will readily embrace change if it will improve the modernity of your life, but will reject it if it goes against the grain of your imagination of how life should be.

I may appear very naive in your eyes, but you are definitely suffering from a serious case of delusion in mine.

Aeta

martin
Guest

can someone explain ‘against same sex marriage’?

Johnny Saint
Guest

As the phrase itself says — an opposition to marriage involving persons of the same gender/sex.

What don’t you understand?

martin
Guest

i know it’s the same sex. but why are some gays hiding their homosexuality are they ashamed what they’re doing?

Aeta
Guest

martin,

Because there is still a strong stigma against homosexuality and the reason why they won’t “come out of the closet.”

Aeta

Toby
Guest

And there lies the crux of the matter.

That stigma is often considered bad/undesirable by most of people. Its expected, since most people are idiots.

One should ask this question: Why the stigma stayed up to now despite claiming that “change” is the only constant thing in this world?

That way, the individual begins to think.

Aeta
Guest

Toby,

No the crux, or should I say the gist, of the matter is you’re an idiot for thinking too much into what I mean with being stigmatized.

The reason why homosexuality is stigmatized is because it goes against the fictionalized teachings of the Bible and the Koran, but has no bearing on what is actuall taking place in real life.

And why would anybody in their right mind listen to the followers of the Bible and Koran, when these fanatics haven’t gotten their shit together to try to get along with one another for thousands of years?

Aeta

d_forsaken
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To all of you G-D-SOBs Failipinos in the Failippines…Stay out of people’s pants!!!

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