Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Rose is a Rose, But is a Gay a Homosexual?

You have to love it, for all the irony that it presents us:

More people accept open gay people serving in the military than support open homosexuals serving in the military.

From the

As the Obama administration proposes repealing the policy known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a new New York Times/CBS News poll finds that a majority of the public support allowing openly gay men and women to serve in the military.

There’s less support, however, for allowing homosexuals to serve openly.


The results highlight the importance of wording on the issue. In a test, half of the poll’s respondents were asked their opinion on permitting “gay men and lesbians” to serve, and the other half were asked about permitting “homosexuals” to serve.

A rose is a rose is a rose.

But a gay is not a homosexual.

Words DO matter.

So: a similar poll should be taken in churches: do people support open and out gays as ordained clergy than open and out homosexuals?

I am not a fan of the term "homosexual" myself.

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