respect for religious studies teacher, pt. 2!

Ricky-chan72's picture

Today, after religious studies/theology class, I wanted to hug my teacher.

Because he is probably the only non-homophobic theology teacher there. :D

Today we were going over various sexual morality issues, and some kid in class asked if it was a sin to be gay, and my teacher said no, and the kid asked my teacher if he thought being gay was a choice or biological, and my teacher said this:

"Well, frankly, I can't understand why someone would *choose* to be ridiculed, made fun of, and potentially beaten up because of who they are. You'd have to be insane to *choose* a life like that. To me, that suggests that there's a genetic coding to homosexuality."

And I really wanted to thank him when class ended, but he left the room. He doesn't know I'm gay, either, so I guess I'd have to come out to him, and I haven't come out to any of my teachers... I don't really plan to, I mean, maybe my art teacher, because he's also supportive.

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scandalboy's picture

those teachers really are

those teachers really are the best ay? i only came out to a couple of teachers - the ones who i trusted had open minds.

Azul's picture

Biological Functions...

Well. They have proof now, or at least are getting somewhere, with the idea that homosexuality is a means to keep the race continuing. Homosexuality is as a means for "nursing" almost. Homosexuals help support the race, not to necessarily breed.

Heterosexual women are like queen bees, while homosexuals are the helper bee. They take care of the children and take care of queen.

In biological terms, heterosexuals are more important, but sociologically, because there is a biological function to homosexuality so therefore, homosexuals are equal to heterosexuals.

Lol-taire's picture

Well what you mention is a

Well what you mention is a misinterpretation of the idea of group selection. Group selection, at least in the way that you're talking about, is a bit of a non-starter, especially when you relate it to human populations. Kin selection is quite interesting (that so long as the genes of your siblings are passed on that's almost as good as if you're own genes were passed on).

Matt Ridley has written a very accessible book called "The Origins of Virtue" that discusses some of these ideas. I know accessible is a horrible, loaded word and it does cover a lot of stuff that always crops up in this sort of popular science (life is not a zero sum game! ants!), but it's definately worth a look. So is his other book Nature via Nurture, which actually is probably even more relevant to this particular subject.

Err... I was just about to write that I'd lend it to you, but then I realised you're a stranger on the internet in America and that's sign I should probably go to bed.