Rejected Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork warned that the high court has defined homosexuality as "a constitutional right . . . and once homosexuality is defined as a constitutional right, there is nothing the states can do about it, nothing the people can do about it."Guess what, lunkhead. Homosexuality isn't going away, and you're right -- there ISN'T anything you can do about it. It doesn't matter what state or federal legislatures do or don't do. It doesn't matter whether Christians (or any other -ism adherents) condemn it or not. Homosexuals have been part of the human race since day fucking ONE.
What IS IT with these people?? It's as if they firmly believe that criminalizing homosexuality will somehow make it vanish into thin air.
As if adolescent gays and lesbians, at the dawn of their sexual awakening, will say to themselves, "Gee, what I want is illegal. I guess I just better IGNORE my feelings and pretend to be something I'm not."
As if Steve will turn to Bob, post-criminalization, and say, "Sorry, honey. Our love and commitment is now verboten, so I'm going to pack my stuff, go search for Donna Reed and set up housekeeping circa 1957."
As if legalizing gay marriage (or civil unions) will encourage married straight men to start divorcing in droves, speaking with lisps and marrying their poker buddies instead.
As if hordes of straight-laced, corn-fed soccer moms are going to abandon their husbands and children, move to militant bull-dyke communes, stop shaving and refuse to wear anything but studded leather ever again.
Of course, these fantasies may very well be at the heart of their paranoia, all snark aside. On the unfortunate occasions in which I've spoken to fundamentalists about the homosexual community, their intractable impression of these folks is formed exclusively by what they see in Pride parade footage. They literally can't conceive that Norman The Mild Mannered Accountant, Volvo-driving Suburban Resident is actually happily partnered with Bill The Respectable Golf-playing Dentist. They can't imagine that Beverly, The Successful M.D. has been with Laura, The Ambitious Advertising V.P for over two decades. No, these REAL people have no place in their paranoid fantasies. Instead, they're convinced that every gay person is exactly like Rue Paul or Richard Simmons (no offense meant to either).
As if the battle for GLBT rights isn't enough of an uphill battle already, but we've also got to deprogram these people & disabuse them of their ridiculous misconceptions on top of it. WTF?!?