Some people may already know that I think there is no sound biblical basis for condemning gay sex, due to the scant biblical references whose interpretations are unrecoverable via objective means, because the text was written so long ago in languages containing words whose meanings are often long-lost, so that these days people often resort to arbitrary guess-work in order to extract meaning out of it. (And this is actually the opinion of many world-renowned bible scholars.)
Hence in my opinion, any objective pronouncements regarding the morality of gay sex, must be based on objective, real-world evidence of its effects (or lack thereof) on society.
On the other hand, I think gays and LGBT sympathisers have no sound moral basis for upholding a self-proclaimed inalienable right to parade in public their objectively unusual sexual inclinations.
*gasp* how can someone be pro-gay and anti-gay at the same time!?
The simple answer is that gays are like durians.
Gays love to invoke the fact that they are “born this way”. But homophobes can make a similar claim:
[quote] In heterosexual men, pictures of rotting flesh, maggots and spoiled food induce the same physiological stress response as pictures of two men kissing each other. That is the surprising finding that was recently published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Psychology & Sexuality.
“What is most important to note is that the responses did not differ as a function of self-reported levels of prejudice or self-reported levels of aggression towards gay men,” Blair explained. “In other words, it was not our highly prejudiced individuals who were experiencing a heightened physiological response to the images of same-sex couples kissing, it was everyone in the sample, even those with very low levels of prejudice.”
And it’s kind of the same thing with durians:
[quote] If you’ve smelled a durian even once, you probably remember it. Even with the husk intact, the notorious Asian fruit has such a potent stench that it’s banned on the Singapore Rapid Mass Transit. Food writer Richard Sterling has written “its odor is best described as…turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”
A small minority, though, love the smell and taste of the fruit. Anthony Bourdain calls it “indescribable, something you will either love or despise…Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.”
To a minority, the taste of heaven. But to the vast majority, disgusting.
Hence, durians are banned in many public spaces. In Singapore, durian haters are actually in the minority, and yet the majority cheerfully accept the ban, knowing that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy durian privately without annoying the minority.
The above evidence and sound analysis, should lead any self-respecting, intellectually honest Singaporean, to treat gay behaviour like durians: banned in public, while in private, anything goes (moderation in all things).
So, section 377A of the penal code must be repealed. And in its place, we must legislate to keep the gay off our streets. Singapore is stressful enough already. We don’t need gays frolicking around scaring the kids.
Preadolescent suicide rates are high enough already. Spare a thought for the kids!