Judy, thank you for gracing the the Concord Monitor’s opinion page with your letter about the ills of gay civil unions and homosexing in general. Your stylish lack of enlightenment is just the sort of thing that makes me want to do a mad cannonball into a vat of nitric acid.
I’d like to point something out, though. When you note that “[m]ost scientists agree that it is unlikely that there is a single ‘gay gene’,” you equate this observation with an absence of a genetic contribution to homosexuality. I invite you to yank your head out of your ass. A trait as complex as sexual preference involves a varied blend of biological and psychosocial factors, and would not be expected to be controlled by the presence or absence of a single protein product. If you’re going to remark about a “scientific consensus,” I suggest you apprise yourself of exactly what that consensus is with regard to homosexuality.
Forgive me for observing that anyone who would adopt such a simple-minded view of sexual preference is just the sort of half-witted bumpkinoid who would turn around and invoke God and “sin” as a means of decrying homosexing. I am therefore not at all surprised that you hastened to invoke an aether-fairy as a means of justifying your overarching bigotry. The fact that you believe that an invisible, eternally silent presence stands in judgment of what people do with their peckers and such does not make you any less ignorant, and the fact that others’ behavior in this area does not affect you personally implies that your motivations are both irrelevant and malignant. It is also not a stretch to label your shielding yourself with a “holy” book an act of grand cowardice.
I must say, however, that your comparison of gays to disabled people renders you a genuine visionary. Your claim that “If two disabled, unrelated same-sex people living together want equal rights, they have to become a homosexual to get them” is, I admit, an angle I had never considered.
I need not deal with your whimsical treatment of statistics and the underlying reasons for the increase in out-of-state civil unions conducted in Vermont inrecent years. Suffice it to say that you are as lost at sea here as you are in the rest of your ham-handed salvo.
God bless you, and may you one day enjoy the pleasures of tending to the carnal needs of womanly loins. I assure you that such pleasures are worth the trouble and the stigma.
Kevin M. Beck