Homosexuality: An Issue for Our Time Paperback – August 11, 2016
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- Paperback : 392 pages
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- ISBN-10 : 1536971480
- ISBN-13 : 978-1536971484
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.89 x 9 inches
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st Edition (August 11, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #12,764,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reading the description, I was expecting an unbiased look at human sexuality and how homosexuality fits within the broader whole. I guess I should have known that someone with a background in theology was going to have an agenda. Even in the opening pages, derogatory buzzwords are thrown out, coloring the narrative. Again, that should have tipped me off, but I gave the author the benefit of the doubt. He claimed to have done a decades' worth of research, and the text is riddled with citations, but it soon becomes clear the sole purpose of this book is to discount and shame gay human beings.
Frightening language, including telling teens that if they're worried they're gay, not to fear because chances are, "they will outgrow it in a few years," sends the wrong message to these already marginalized youth who are at a higher risk of suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. That what they're feeling is somehow wrong, who they are is a mistake, and illness that they will recover from. He even calls on Hollywood to reduce the number of gay characters in television shows and movies to near zero!!! And don't get me started on the whole "gay lifestyle" chapter.
The author argues that societies have a right to butt into the private sexual lives of gays. He doesn't make the same argument for heterosexuals, including those who exhibit some of the same behaviors (promiscuity) as he claims are a threat to the rest of the population, because as long as they aren't gay, then I guess it's all okay.
At a time when the world is finally starting to recognize that love is love, this is the last book we need.