Homophobia: at last we\’re learning to cherish difference
There is heartening evidence that we are becoming more tolerant of people\’s sexual orientation
The second line is obviously true. The first may or may not be: but it isn\’t what we need to be doing anyway.
Whether we want to be talking about sexual orientation as a choice (which it is, sometimes*) or something innate (which it is, sometimes) the duty is not upon me, as a good little liberal, to cherish either the choice being made or the way God made us all. It\’s also not to celebrate, applaud, affirm or congratulate.
It is to tolerate….and in certain circumstances even defend….but there is no duty at all to cherish.
Indeed, moving a little wider than just sex, there may be people out there doing things that I find deeply repugnant but as long as it\’s all consenting adults with no horses being frightened it is my duty to tolerate their actions.
But no cherish, no.
*Look, the mere existence of bisexuality, where people make a choice about which sex they sleep with, shows this.