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Being gay is a sexuality, not a lifestyle

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Gay is not a lifestyle, it is a sexuality. Vegan is a lifestyle, living on a lake could be a lifestyle, or swilling bourbon and smoking cigars could be a lifestyle, but being homosexual is a sexuality, not a lifestyle, nor is it a choice.

Sexuality has nothing to do with the health of any individual.

Rape and molestation are crimes of power, not sex. From a statistical point of view most pedophiles are straight men, not homosexuals.

The suicide rate among homosexuals may have something to do with the bigotry and the lack of acceptance from those closest to them.

The United States is not founded on "Christian" beliefs. If one reads nearly any history book, one would find a document called "Treaty of Tripoli" this document was signed unanimous and ratified in 1797. Article 11 of that treaty states:

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion, -- as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen, -- and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."

It is this backward narrow view of the world that led us into the darkest days of human history. Let us not repeat them.

"Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."-- Matthew 7:1-5

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."-- Mahatma Gandhi

Chris Asendorf

Bemidji

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