People who call gay men and/or lesbian women "deviants" or "abominations" only quote what they want to from the Bible. True, there are references in the Bible about homosexuality, but they are taken grossly out of context.
Gays are God's children as much as any heterosexual person. The gay lifestyle is not a choice. There is no cure, and therapy does not "turn them around". They are who they are, and, I might add, some of the nicest, most caring, gentle people I have ever known. Another myth is that gays try to "recruit" young people to become gay, but that could not be farther from the truth. There are probably exceptions to this, but most gays are quiet, peaceful people who mind their own business, and ask nothing more than to be left in peace.
I think it is a good thing that some schools are teaching students about the homosexal lifestyle. Kids should be informed about these people so that they do not become narrow-minded judges of something they know nothing about. I'm not suggesting that very young children be indoctrinated about this, but older children, who have the intelligence to understand, need to be aware of the diversities of our society. It is time people woke up and accepted folks the way they are, and let God do the judging.
Are parents supposed to stop loving their child because he or she is gay? I believe the majority would give that child even more love, because the decision to "come out" is an extremely difficult one.
That is one reason the suicide rate among gays is higher than heterosexuals.
Shirley S. Ross