Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Gay Berkeley Party

So I went to a birthday party for a girl who is a friend of my girlfriends. She happens to be a lesbian, and the two of us might have been the only "straight" people there. Here is what happened-- nothing. We were made to feel quite comfortable and in fact, when we were getting ready to leave her friend asked us to stay a little longer. There was no orgy, no children being infected with "gay ideas" and no one got hurt.

I have to admit, it was a stretch for me, but that's what growth in life is all about. The only thing that troubles me about all of it is that there is a sense of exclusionary thought involved. In other words, even though no one made us feel uncomfortable, it was a "gay" party. If these two sub-cultures in America continue to have an "us" and "them" mentality, then there is no hope.

Both sides on this issue need to try to understand what is happening from the others' perspective. It's called empathy and it is an idea whose time has come. Most people in this country are heterosexual and the vast majority of them do not want to hurt, persecute or in any way keep gays from doing what they want. That is how Americans are, and always have been. That same majority however has some valid concerns about what might happen if say, homosexual marriages were permitted.

These discussions will probably never take place, however, and the gigantic, moderate middle must stand on the sidelines watching two extemes duke it out until one of them wins. Too bad.

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At 4:52 PM, Blogger The Dr. said...

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At 4:56 PM, Blogger The Dr. said...

Three months between posts?

Anyway, regarding your exposure to lesbians:

I have been around lesbian womyn since I was about 10 years old. Two were good friends of my father, and always treated us like the friends we were to them. They were a committed, monogamous couple only intent only on living prosperous and happy lives.
They were not 'in the closet', nor were they militants. They were just good women who loved each other.

As an aside, they lived in conservative Canyon Country since the late 1960's...and no one burned any crosses or threw rocks at them.

But lesbians are quite different than gay men, who are far more promiscuous and predatory than gay women. Of course 'no one got hurt' at the party because you were invited guests.

My wife has a lesbian friend from her college days, who now is single, but yet believes she is both prepared and entitled to parenthood. So now she is seeking sperm donors. Isn't that nice? Another kid being brought up in an abnormal, dysfunctional household, right out of the gate. No male influence, no Dad to play catch with, no Dad to show strength, courage or discipline. She thinks 'Love' is enough.

You had a good time because you were no threat. But was there any conversation beyond the superficial? I doubt it. Today's lesbian is far more activist and ready to lable you a homophobe without reason than my Dad's friends of decades past. Today's lesbian is ready and able to twist the law to force their way into our lives through same-sex normalization and social indoctrination.

Have fun, be gracious. But guard your beliefs.

 

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