In light of President Obama’s recent executive order banning workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and the federal government, it’s important to review the seven tactics used to change public opinion on this matter (see them here) and review the word games used to move from sexual preference to sexual orientation (see here).
Peaceful existence in a nation rich in multi-ethnic, multi-cultural diversity requires from citizens mutual civility and respect. Requiring such goodwill is good for the nation. People who (within the law) choose different beliefs, morals and lifestyles, must be asked to live peacefully with one another. We’ve made great strides in promoting this kind of respect on matters of race and gender and special laws protecting the disabled.
The inclusion of sexual preferences as a civil right on the same level as race and gender is a deeply misguided decision based on a false comparison that will unnecessarily disturb peace and freedom.
All civilized people have laws restricting some types of sexual behavior. Rape, incest and all sexual contact between adults and children are and should remain illegal. Beyond these restrictions, consenting adults are free to live their sexual preferences. But to ask our nation to make new and special laws for same-sex preferences is to force the lifestyle choices of others on everyone. If a homosexual lifestyle becomes a protected status equal with race and gender, people will not be free to morally oppose homosexual behavior. This is an unnecessary violation of freedom that will backfire on those who choose to live homosexual lifestyles.