The ‘discrimination’ claim that many homosexuals and their supporters make is misplaced and actually demeaning. The word “discrimination” should be reserved for those who are socially held back because of who they are, not what they do. When used to decry the perceived plight of homosexuals, the word loses its true meaning and force and it makes a mockery of those who are truly discriminated against.

Should we as a society be railed against for ‘discriminating’ against bank robbers? Or rapists? Or reckless drivers? No, each one is judged by what they do, not how they were born. Many claim that homosexuals are born with that sexual preference. First, there is no concrete proof that it is genetic. In fact, in the case of identical twins, where the genetics are identical, there are many cases where the twins have different sexual preferences, thus refuting the genetics claim. Second, what could schools teach about natural evolution and the genetics of homosexuality. If one of the prime motivations of any given species is to reproduce and the sexual preferences of homosexuals mainly preclude them from passing on their genetic code, there are two questions that come to mind: 1) How did the genetic code for homosexuality first come into existence? and 2) how is this genetic code passed down to the next generation? The genetics of homosexuals are not very likely to be passed along, so why is it that the percentage of people who are homosexuals seems to be increasing? This does not fit with homosexuality and genetics being linked, but rather shows it is a person’s choice.

With this in mind, does making decisions about treating homosexuals differently because of their actions become ‘discrimination?’ (please note the word “differently” is used, not hatefully) No, it is simply treating people differently based on their actions. By using the term ‘discrimination,’ homosexual groups try to make themselves victims. They try to confuse the issue by promoting that people criticize them for who they are, when it is really about what they do.

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