The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

It’s true. Some people still believe being gay is a choice.

Those who oppose equal rights for gays and lesbians often justify their stance by suggesting that being gay is a “lifestyle choice” (and a sinful one at that). This is an argument that requires assuming someone would choose a lifestyle that has historically doomed an individual to hostility, alienation, legal discrimination and violence.

But still many on the right further the myth that sexuality is something we choose by suggesting that being gay can be “cured” or that depictions of homosexuality would lead to more homosexuality, making it obviously more potent than heterosexuality, which is depicted everywhere.

This is such a flawed belief that it can be crushed with one question: When did you decide to be straight?

Just watch it happen in the video above.

And even if it were a choice (it’s not), the belief that it’s sinful resides for most people in the way they’ve been taught the Bible. The helpful chart above can show you why that belief, too, is silly.

GayChart

H/T: Upworthy

Photo: Mark Fowler via Flickr

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Washington (AFP) - Democratic congressional leaders on Monday unveiled plans to suspend the nation's borrowing limit, following a White House warning of "economic catastrophe" unless that ceiling is raised.

The legislation also would fund the government through the end of the year after the current budget lapses on September 30.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}