Last night while killing time on Facebook I came across this video.
If you didn’t decide to watch it, I’ll sum it up for you. A guy (and a girl who chimes in from time to time) basically voice their opinions on how they think gay men should be mindful of children when they are in public and avoid showing public displays of affection.
What’s really weird to me is I just had this conversation like two weeks ago with someone.
Anyway. I can go on and on about how ignorant I thought he sounded, but I’m not. Truth of the matter is it’s his opinion and I can’t knock him for having it. I personally believe that PDA should be halted in regards to all sexual orientations when it comes to children though. In the video the guy basically said that no heterosexual couple wants to answer to a child why two men are/were kissing, if the child were to ask.
I honestly think that is the problem. We don’t agree with every lifestyle choice people make and that’s cool, but at the end of the day we must all have a certain level of respect for each other. People stay wanting to turn their noses up at others, and when kids are involved, never really think of the effect it has on them. If you don’t agree with being gay, cool. But at least be respectful to just answer the question with something as simple as “people are just different.” That is a simple and general response that sums up life period. You don’t have to go into detail about what’s going on, and you’re also not being offensive to that group of people.
If we started handling situations with the open minds and ideas that people have to answer and own up to their own choices and decisions, life would be so much easier for us all. That’s just my opinion though. Can’t shoot a guy for straying to bridge the gap in this world. Feel free to leave your thoughts!