retx09 saidI'll feel like being attracted to guys is wrong. It's similar to that feeling I remember getting when I was little and I was doing something I knew I would get in trouble for.
I came out very late. And until that time I thought being gay was really wrong & sick, like society had taught me, like the US Army had told me for 25 years.
And then I finally realized I was gay myself, despite what I might have wished. So ya know what I did? I simply reversed the cause & effect argument.
I KNEW that I was a good & decent person. That fact wasn't changed by my being gay or straight. The strength of my conviction was the constant of knowing I wasn't evil, and could never be evil, despite what other people said or thought about homosexuality. If there was as a variable, it was their belief systems, not what I knew myself to be.
Therefore, if I was gay, and a good person, then being gay couldn't be wrong or bad. The assumptions I had been taught must have been in error.
And so what are you? Are you good or bad? Not a question based on what others tell you, but what you believe in your heart about yourself.
And if you believe yourself to be good, and you are gay, then cannot being gay also be good? Logically, can gay ever be intrinsically bad?
Sorry for the Sophistic simplicity of this argument, but I really wonder if it needs to be more difficult than this. And the reality of my experience since reaching this conclusion hasn't changed my view.
Gay or straight, humans are blessed creatures. To assign guilt to them based on one genetically-determined sexual orientation versus another is false and insupportable. And if I ever hear you using the "guilt" word again I will hunt you down and paddle your behind! LMAO!!!