Must. Stop. Brain. From. Exploding. 0
Trying to follow Republican reasoning (emphasis added):
You were born a Christian, not born gay. Religion is not a choice.
Or so the spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) would have you believe. Questioned about why the House’s top Republican opposes a hate crimes bill penalizing violence against gays, his spokesman said he “supports existing federal protections (based on race, religion, gender, etc) based on immutable characteristics,” just not protections for things like being gay — which conservatives occasionally claim is a choice.
. . . thereby saying that religion is an immutable characteristic.
Guess all those missionaries might as well come home and get jobs at Mickey Dee’s.
(Given the hate-full antics of some who call themselves “Christian,” I can well understand why some who were born with that “immutable characteristic” have indeed chosen not to label themselves as such, despite the immutable fate imposed by their Boehner-Boner Christian gene. I still remember the surprise on the faces of some of my leftie friends when I mentioned that I had a pastor.)
Why on earth anyone would chose to be homosexual is beyond me. And thinking that sexual orientation is a choice, rather than a trait, betrays a gross failure to understand the world.
I don’t know any heterosexual persons who have ever been able to describe “choosing” to be straight; they just knew.
I do know gay persons who fought the knowledge that they were gay for years, often with great pain and loss because of bad decisions they made to pretend, to themselves and others, to be something they were not.
Trying to dress bigotry in reason and make it presentable in polite company makes for unreason.