Double Standards on Flaunting Sexuality

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Why welcome public expressions of gay affection that we wouldn’t tolerate between males and females? Joel Engardio, a Democratic Party activist writing in USA Today, proudly described lecturing at a San Francisco high school while “two boys in the front row held hands the whole time I spoke.”

It’s hard to imagine that a boy and girl conducting themselves in the same way in a high school classroom would draw similar praise as symbols of progress. By the same token, we accept lurid displays of nudity and decadence in Gay Pride parades that would be considered pornographic and gross for heterosexuals.

While gay activists insist on equal respect for their relationships, they don’t always demand equal standards of privacy and decency when it comes to flaunting their own sexuality in public settings.

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  1. John  •  Jun 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    The same goes for gays in the Boy Scouts. You’ve never heard of straights demanding membership in organizations that limit membership to gays only. The privileged group of GLBT-plus demand special treatment for them and insist everyone accept and accommodate them regardless of standards. I dread seeing the BSA of our future

  2. sfreader  •  Jun 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Well… I don’t think it’s appropriate for ANY two people to be holding hands in a classroom. However, WAS this a “classroom,” or was it an auditorium? When I was in high school, I saw plenty of male-female couples holding hands in the auditorium during educational or entertainment presentations, and it wasn’t unusual to see a boy with his arm around his girlfriend’s shoulders.

    Over the years, I’ve seen plenty of male-female couples engage in public demonstrations of affection that were totally inappropriate to the situation. One evening, I was eating dinner in a restaurant and was rather startled when the couple at a nearby table leaned toward each other across the table and began kissing– and I don’t mean just a quick, affectionate peck, either; the kiss went on for a good five minutes and involved a considerably amount of licking and tonguing and audible slurping.

    The real problem is that a lot of people, regardless of orientation, don’t seem to have much of a sense of decorum.

  3. alfonso rodriguez  •  Jul 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I think that it is not that big of a deal. There have always been homosexuals throughout history and they have always been discriminated against. Even in the bible it says that a man should not lay with another man or else the lord shall destroy them, or some such nonsense. Hog wash! What two consenting adults, or two consenting minors do, in private, to give each other pleasure is their business. Sure, to procreate a male and female are needed. However, if a baby is not a goal then it does not matter. You stodgy, conservative/religious zealots should, “Get Over It, Already”!!!! There have always been gays, and there shall always be gays, regardless of all your snivelling and teeth gnashing!

  4. Pam Shumway  •  Jul 12, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Homosexuals as well as heterosexuals with too-healthy libidos should practice the same commandment: self-control. As a married woman, I’m not blind. The eyes are a bridge to naughtiness. Look away. Remember your commitment. Happiness, not merely pleasure, is God’s promise for following His marching orders.

  5. JGUY  •  Sep 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I was a boy scout for many years……Sexuality had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with
    ANYTHING in the Boy Scouts. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Why change it?

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