The other day a friend of mine and I were talking. This friend is pretty religious and I remember at one point she expressing her belief that homosexuality was caused by a demon, a bad spirit and it had to be exorcised out. She was very adamant about this belief. In denial and in an effort to stay in the closet, I didn’t correct her.
However, this newer conversation, she had spoken about a friend she had met recently. She talked about this friend lovingly and with respect. And then she said, there is only one problem, he’s gay. This friend of hers was perfect in many ways. He was described as funny and loving, however she couldn’t get past the fact that he slept with men (and that he also slept with them randomly, accumulating many one night stands).
She then asked me, “it’s environmental right?”. I told her that it was genetic. But she said “but it’s also environmental for many”. I said again, “I had learned it was genetic. I believe it’s genetic and it’s what the medical books have stated”. And then she said again, “but this guy had pain in his life, so for him it was environmental”. I then told her that the other line was beeping in and I had to take the call. I ended the call with her thinking, why would you ask me for my opinion, but then insist on finding the loop holes?
What don’t people understand?