Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Going Straight

Fascinating article in The Times yesterday which would seem to scotch the idea that gay activists would have us believe that once gay, always gay: immutable,set in stone, genetic, BTW could I have a grant from the council for a workshop, etc, etc.

He writes well. Here are the highlights (emphases mine):

That’s love, folks. Simple really. A proud dad, an adored little boy and a beautiful display of dependence and responsibility. It was the epiphany I had needed and I emerged with a dashing new haircut and a desire to procreate.

My sexuality was formed behind bike sheds and in school dormitories, a most unimaginatively clichéd pattern of pubescent fumbling. This propelled me into a lifestyle, reinforced by a social milieu of flamboyant media gays. At the BBC, where I worked for seven years, homosexuality was very nearly compulsory.

Some will dismiss it as heresy. I have long argued that homosexuality is natural but abnormal, to a torrent of hostility from gay friends who refuse to acknowledge that what you are and what stake you hold in society are not the same.

Loving your own sex occurs in nature, without artificial triggers. But it is still not average behaviour. Homosexuality is an aberration; a natural aberration. Gays are a minority and minorities, though sometimes vocal, do not hold sway.

A 12th-century chronicler, quoted by the historian Christopher Hibbert in his History of England, wrote of the homosexual king William Rufus: “All things that are loathsome to God and to earnest men were customary in this land in his time.” In modern times, we have become accustomed to abnormality again.

In novels such as E. M. Forster’s Maurice, a seminal work of gay literature, the message was tolerance. It was never a charter for parity. Civil partnerships really are little more than theatrical shams involving men making a point in matching wedding cravats, of embarrassed grandparents and monstrously camp multi-tier cakes.

I wince when gays describe boyfriends as “husbands”, subverting a solemn institution created to provide stability for child-rearing. Besides, it seems highly perverse that gays should fight for freedom from the bonds of heterosexual morality and then set to copying their oppressors by creating similar contracts of their own.

Go read the rest.

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Blogger Patricius said...

Gosh! The truth will out!

8:47 AM  
Anonymous berenike said...

I share the worry of some of the commenters there, though. Sins against chastity mess one up, more than one realises until later. And he's not a Christian, so he's without a "normality" to look to for comparison. I hope it all works out, though :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger Pastor in Valle said...

The article, in my opinion, does not ring true. Something isn't right here.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Paulinus said...

I hear what you say, Father, but the highlighted bits do seem an interesting counterpoint to a lot of stuff put out as the truth about homosexuality by gay activists.

I'm particluarly intrigued by what he says about homosexuality being natural but an aberration. It seems perfectly reasonable to say that without ill-will towards same-sex attracted people.

2:49 PM  

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