Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Christina says its OK to be gay

The Pope has announced that he's rethinking the Catholic Church's position on homosexuality after the announcement from Christina Aguilera that it's okay to be gay. Several homosexuals, meanwhile, have announced their intnetion to rethink their position on Aguilera:

"My trainer married her girlfriend last weekend and me and Jordan went. It was beautiful. I was so touched by their vows to each other. I totally cried.

"I never get people who think being gay is some kind of choice. It just saddens me."


... hold up a moment, there, Christina - wipe your totally crying eyes. Do we understand that what you've effectively said is just a rephrase of the old, patronising "they can't help it, the poor dears" attitude? And if you're saddened by people who think that being gay is a choice, what do you feel about bisexual people who do choose a same-sex partner?

Or is that, in your rush to make the world's gays feel better about themselves by giving them your blessing, you haven't really thought things through?


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kissing Madonna on stage for publicity, that seems like a choice.

Chris said...

"And if you're saddened by people who think that being gay is a choice, what do you feel about bisexual people who do choose a same-sex partner?"

I wouldn't say choosing a same-sex partner as a bisexual "makes you gay", especially if Christina's referring to the generally understood meaning of gay - "attracted solely to members of one's one gender". Speaking as a bisexual person who has chosen a same-sex partner (and on other occasions chosen an opposite sex partner) I don't think what Christina's saying is at all offensive or ill-thought out. Her music still sucks though...

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