I have not read all of the posts regarding this topic , however before becoming a witness , late teens ,I had a very dim veiw of gay people ,which didnt change much when I became a witness.But then I had to modify my attitude somewhat learning my brother in law was gay.So then I adopted the stance of hate the sin but not the sinner.That being the case because their were many times we were together during family get togethers etc.
This was during the 1960`s fast forward to now , I have come to know of quite a few " gays" some of who are ex witnesses and others through freinds and aquaintances .And I am far more tolerant/accepting than I ever was before.
I certainly do not judge an individual on their sexual preferences. A ccouple of years ago my wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the USA ,we were in LA at the farmers market ,my wife recognised an actor at the food court,i thought I could capture my wife and the celebrity in a photo without her knowing.No such luck.But she was amazing /freindly /approachable , and she allowed us to take photos of my wife and her together.It was only after we got back to Australia, who I learnt who Jillian Armanante was .My wife knew she was Donna in Judging Amy.Did my veiw of her change when I learned she was a lesbian ? No way , she was a genuine loving person in her interaction with two people she did not know from the other side of the world.She was not "plastic" she was a genuine human being expressing herself .
One thing that really puzzles me though is why am I so repulsed when two males are shown in a sexual encounter in film or TV ,yet if two females are shown in the same situation it`s more likely a turn on ?
I will have to go back and reveiw these posts