Is it OK to teach your children that Homosexuality is wrong?
I don't see why parents need to be specific about homosexuality. Gays make up a tiny proportion of the population as a whole. Maybe parents would be better off teaching children just to treat everyone with respect and leave out the specifics. That way, sexuality, gender and religious beliefs will just be an incidental non-event.
Its ok to teach that it is not simply a social choice. It is a biological emotional and physiological difference that cannot be changed. It is not ok to allow young kids to have surgeries to change gender, especially because in today's society there is too much confusion in children over gender. Children are easily confused and for parents to take an immature mind with immature emotions, to surgically, permenantly, change their young child's body is absolutly wrong in my opinion.
Well it goes to the idea that people who believe in the bible may want to teach it to their children. You know that freedom of religion thing. There are a lot of religions from Christian to Isliam that many who adhere to this do not think being Homosexual is OK. If you think just teaching that it is a sin in western countries you should take a look at Muslim countries. It is not tolerated and they are many times killed if found.
This subject came up with both of my boys while they were still in high school. My eldest had a friend who, when she came out to her parents about this, they were extremely hateful to her, and called her a few choice words. My son witnessed this awful thing happen to his friend, so he was wondering how his father and I would handle the same situation and asked us about it. At first, he didn't tell us this but asked us how we would feel if he said that he was gay. We both told him that it didn't matter to us whom he chooses to be involved with, because he is our son, and we would love and support him regardless of his decision. It was then he told us about his friend and her parents. It was so bad that the girl nearly committed suicide. There is NOTHING in this world that would ever cause me to turn my back on my own children, including this.
My parents, on the other hand, is a completely different story. My mother has the typical JW attitude about it, and my dad (not a JW) hates them with a passion, and I was raised up with this. My dad's sister actually went to prison for murdering a lesbian when she was younger, that is how extreme my dad's side of the family views this.
Teaching your kids that homosexuality is wrong may or will give them justification to judge, ostracize and make fun of gays and make kids who are gay believe that they are seriously flawed and it is their fault they are gay and that God, if god exists, hates them.
I think it is perfectly fine to tell your children that engaging in sex with anyone else but your wife or husband is wrong according to scripture. And I would add that if everyone followed the Bibles prescription in this area we would probably save close to a million unborn babies every year in the USA alone and have far less cases of STD to deal with as well.
Not politically correct perhaps but true nonetheless.
What worries me is that kids are now being subjected to all this in primary school over here in the UK. One of my friends, a primary school teacher has been told that she has to show a video of two homosexual penguins in New York zoo (supposedly a real story I'll have to check it over?) And how they are in a 'relationship' because they spend all of their time together. She teaches year 1 (5-6 year olds). Truly frightening why this is allowed and encouraged at this age
While a certain percentage of various types of mammals might be demonstrably homosexual, I doubt that anyone can argue that homosexuality is in any way a positive trait when viewed evolutionarily.
Homosexuality is as "beneficial" as being born without a limb.
I say this as someone who knows that a number of the members of this discussion group are homosexual, and as a person who knows that various "celebrities" whose work I enjoy are homosexual, and as a person who has had friends and co-workers who were homosexual.
I am no more hostile toward homosexuals than I am toward any other disabled person, but I also refuse to CELEBRATE homosexuality as some "fabulously" admirable trait. If a male is born with microphallus, do we put him on a dais and throw flowers at him? Some might, but I don't. I refuse to be POLITICALLY CORRECT by pretending that disabilities are assets.
When I meet people I try to judge them on the basis of their actions rather than by what is going on beneath their underpants, but when such persons violate my boundaries by thrusting their underpants in my face, I take offense.
Your mileage may vary.
Littlerockguy said, "Teaching your kids that homosexuality is wrong may or will give them justification to judge, ostracize and make fun of gays and make kids who are gay believe that they are seriously flawed and it is their fault they are gay and that God, if god exists, hates them."
Would you also suggest that giving them math skills and a strong work ethic would be improper because it might cause them to make negative judgments of people who cannot balance their checkbook or do shoddy work?