Thursday, April 17, 2008

Reader Responds to "No McDonald's Today"

By Rick Pearcey

A reader named Julie responds to "No McDonald's Today":

Please excuse my ignorance, but what is it that you mean by "homosexual agenda"? Do you believe that homosexuals are trying to turn your children into homosexuals? If that's the case, then do you reject any evidence that homosexuality is biologically based, and believe anyone can choose to become a homosexual? Or do you think it is biologically based, but that those who have those tendencies should suppress them because to follow through would be sinning?

I don't mean to be rude; I'd just like to better understand your opinion as it's not one I'm familiar with (I'm a homeschooled high school student with scientist parents; they always told me homosexuality was linked to certain hormone levels during pregnancy). I don't agree with some things the organization in the article supports (like hate crime laws, which seems too close to legislating thought), but I was confused by the fear for your children you and other commentors expressed. Sorry to be so long winded; any clarification you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

My response:

Thank you for writing. As to the homosexual agenda, I recommend that you do your own research, fact-checking, etc., and think through for yourself the basic questions this issue raises.

My own approach is that of a free-thinker, following the evidence, the data, etc., wherever that might lead. With that qualification in mind, you may find "Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat" an article of interest insofar as her approach reflects such an agenda. Here's the link.

As to your misstatement regarding "fear for your children," etc., I should report that you're talking to the wrong person and the wrong family. We're about enjoying a full and challenging life as individuals and as family -- violin, blues guitar, frogs, snakes, dog, piano, art, museums, film, soccer, discussion, questions, ideas, people, different cultures, languages, etc.

Yes, there's a healthy concern to leave the world a better place than you found it -- and this suggests the need to question authority, rebel against evil, challenge the status quo, religion, mysticism, scientism, the peer group, PR machines, whatever happens to be "in," etc.

This too is part of being human, exercising a critical distance vis-a-vis the challenges of life, and cultivating a positive, humane existence. Where there is much joy and love, there's not a lot of room left over for their opposites.

* Court Watch: Does McDonald's Support This Lesbian Attack on Family?, by Rick Pearcey
* "Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America, by Rick Pearcey
* O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War, by Rick Pearcey

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report (articles).