Friday, May 03, 2019

A gay rights slogan

It is a slogan to say that allowing gay marriage allows gay people to be who they are. 

Is a person's true identity to be found in their sexual feelings? Not their beliefs, their ideas, their friendships, their occupation, etc? What about people who never find the right person to have a relationship with? Are they unable to be who they are?

Wherever you stand on issues like this, beware of slogans. 

9 comments:

Legion of Logic said...

Regardless of usage, I've always been baffled at the notion of "being who I truly am". If you asked me to define that, I doubt I could do so.

John B. Moore said...

Yes, the wording isn't very good. Maybe what they mean is simply "Let me do what I want."

It's true not everyone gets to do what they want, but at least you don't have to put extra obstacles in their way.

One Brow said...

How can you be who you are without your sexual nature?

oozzielionel said...

What if you aspire to be better than who you presently are?

Victor Reppert said...

How can you be who you are without your sexual nature?

Ask Jesus, or maybe the Apostle Paul.

I Cor 1:7-8.

I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
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Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.

StardustyPsyche said...

"Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. "

There goes your be fruitful and multiply...

One Brow said...

What if you aspire to be better than who you presently are?

You mean, by being a happily married person?

One Brow said...

Blogger Victor Reppert said...
I Cor 1:7-8.

I think you meant 1 Cor 7:7-8. Let's go all out and add in 1 Cor 7:9 (ESV):

I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.

To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.


Better to be in a homosexual marriage than to burn with passion.

Starhopper said...

I was in a happy monogamous marriage for 34 years until my wife died of pancreatic cancer. Since then, I've lived the life of a celibate widower. Although I totally understand that there would have been nothing wrong with me finding a second wife, I couldn't get past the idea that it would somehow be unfaithful for me to do so. It's been 10 years now, and I still wear my wedding ring. I don't say that what I chose is right for everybody, but it certainly was the right road for me.