A Cure for the Gay.

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    The 'disease' of homosexuality



    -- "Has anyone ever heard of restless legs syndrome? It’s where you move your leg about in your sleep. It’s awful. You may have it. It may not keep you awake; it doesn’t really harm you in any way. It may not bother you in the slightest, but nonetheless it’s awful. The pharmaceutical companies have declared it so.
    So they’ve invented a drug, and you simply must take it. If you haven’t heard of restless leg, by the way, you probably have attention deficit disorder. Awful. We’ve got a lot of drugs for that one. You must take them.
    You’re depressed.
    You’re not sleeping enough.
    You think you’re shy, but you’ve actually got a social anxiety disorder,
    Irritable bowel syndrome?
    You people have all kinds of ailments you don’t know about.

    Luckily, we’ve got drugs for every one of them.

    You must take them. My colleague has a case involving a “Forgetting Pill.” You can take that one to forget you ever had restless leg or irritable bowels.

    What is this all about?

    Same-sex Attraction Disorder?

    And what troubles me is why the folks in Big Pharmaceutical haven’t invented a pill for this disease. Clearly, they’re in the business of selling sickness.
    If there was a profit to be made, they would make it.

    And with an estimated gay population of over 10 million in the U.S. alone, there’s certainly a big enough market.
    Could it be that they can’t cure it?
    Well, not to worry.
    If Big Pharmaceutical can’t do it,

    maybe Big Religion can.
    And they are. They’re the ones who coined the term,

    “Same-Sex Attraction Disorder.”

    It’s a very good name. Very important, a good name. It’s a crucial first step in disqualifying homosexuals as a segment of the population and categorizing them as a disease.
    Makes homosexuals seem less like people and more like the flu.

    And with terrible, awful symptoms, but curable, and therefore less concerning when it comes to things like an individual’s rights:
    freedom, privacy, marriage.

    Big Religion is very concerned with marriage.

    Big Religion is the one filling the pockets of Congress.
    It actually got them to propose a Constitutional ban on gay marriage.

    Think about that. A governmentally imposed, systematic prejudice against a class based on their sexual orientation.

    Never mind that one of the most trusted evangelical advisors to the President was himself having a homosexual affair on the side.
    Nevermind that one of our Congressmen was writing naughty e-mails to his teenage male pages.
    Isn’t it just adisease? And I thought it was curable.
    That’s what they told me down at the church.
    Well, you can legislate against it.

    You can give it a clever name and treat people for it.

    You can shut your eyes, have sex with your wife, and pretend it all feels right.
    You can join the church and swear to be celibate.
    You can drive around on a Saturday night with a baseball bat and try to beat it out of some poor soul you happen to meet.
    You can even come to this courtroom and testify as to your new leaf and how well it’s all working.
    What a miracle!
    My only response is: Give it time. We’ll see.

    Meanwhile, this company took $40,000 from my client, promising to cure him of his 'gayness'.
    Only in America!
    Only in a country that overtly and notoriously celebrates its prejudice against a class of people by proposing Constitutional amendments.
    God bless us all!
    Home of the brave! Shame on you.

    Couldn’t you have at least offered a money-back guarantee, and thrown in a blender?"--

    ALAN SHORE


    BOSTON LEGAL
     
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    Amazing that this is my favorite show on television even though it is yet another show where libs interject their causes in a ficticious medium in an attempt to make believe the the shit I'm eating is in fact not shit.
     
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    Still, makes a great point...
     
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    Thank you, it really is a great show.
     
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    I don't see it. Looks like an attempt to dishonestly correlate non-related ideas to push an agenda.

    There's no "pill" for cancer either ... does that make it normal, okay and otherwise healthy?
     
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    You can die from Cancer, You cannot die from being gay, and dont even bother bringing up aids, cause straight people die from that too.
     
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    Straight people didn't die from AIDS until gays intoduced it into the heterosexual community. But you assume. I wasn't going to respond with that anyway.

    Whether or not you can dies from being gay is irrelevant to the question I asked.

    Homosexuality is abnormal behavior, period. Doesn't matter how you twist it, package it and sell it, that's what it is.

    Cancer is an abnormality within the cells of the human body.

    THAT is a correlation.

    The initial post is nothing but a strawman argument.
     
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    The IDEA that it correlates, is that if Homosexuality was indeed a "Disease" than Pharmaceutical companies would jump all over finding a cure for it, but Pharmaceutical companies are full of intelligent people who know its not a disease. did you read the first post?

    A pill for cancer? they have dozens of treatments and medicines to battle cancer.
     
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    Actually, there's a conservative Baptist leader named Albert Mohler who wants to test for homosexuality in utero.
    "Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something About It?"

    Not only that, he's after a medical "cure" for homosexuality -- a shot or a patch.

    Which is interesting on many levels. For one thing, one of the big beefs that religious conservatives like Mohler have with homosexuality is that it’s supposedly an unnatural choice rather than an inborn trait. So what is Mohler doing advocating testing for gay genes in utero then?
     

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