In a recent discussion here, a few gay rights supporters seemed to suggest that supporting the “normalizing” or mainstreaming of homosexuality is somehow self-evidently “right.”
As I noted there and will note again, given that at least 93 of the world’s 192 nations criminalize homosexuality to some extent, with 7 of them having homosexuality punishable by death, the overall global consensus on homosexuality remains somewhat intractably negative.
Even in nations that don’t outright criminalize homosexuality, they still marginalize it and often make it criminal to advocate homosexuality as “a normal, natural human activity.”
Earlier this month, Russia’s top court upheld a ban on gay pride marches in the Russian capital for the next 100 years. (SEE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19293465)
While I consider such a prognosis somewhat “giddily optimistic,” I also STILL believe that given current trends, support for gay-rights won’t reach 30% of the world’s population within the current century UNLESS there is some sudden and unexpected shift in human beliefs and behavior.
In short, there is no clear-cut “right” or “wrong” on this issue (mainstreaming deviant sexual practices – homosexuality, polygamy, bestiality, etc.) and given that the overwhelming global opinion on this issue is decidedly (even overwhelmingly) anti-sexual liberation, it doesn’t pay for ANY who support sexual liberation to assume that the arguments FOR it are at all “self-evident.”
Very clearly they don’t appear to be anything like that.