Tuesday, January 25, 2011
SGA: A sin against nature...
One of the things that impresses me most about the Moho blogging community is our mutual respect and unstinted civility. When we disagree, we usually politely agree that disagreement is good, that we all have to find our own way, and that it is better to be polite than to ensure everyone knows we are right.
It must have something to do with our genes. It comes with the CK's, the limp wrists, and our devotion to Madonna. We just love to be nice.
Overall, this approach has done us well. Many of us continue to be associates, friends and even lovers despite that fact that we despise the positions of those whose hearts we value.
I agree without argument (I'm trying to be nice here) that there is a time to bite ones tongue and I honestly wish civility was more generally inculcated into the arena of public discourse. (I nearly swoon thinking of the days when two good natured gentlemen would solve their disagreements respectfully by standing at opposite ends of an alley, raising their arms firmly while politely exclaiming, "Do your best, good man," before blowing each other to kingdom come with pistols designed just for that purpose. Very civilized. Very cultured. Very nice.)
If I hear a homo say he or she is afflicted, beset, bothered, burdened, distressed, grieved, harrowed, oppressed, pained, pestered, plagued, racked, tormented, or even tortured by SGA one more time, I think I'm going to take my purse and beat the bonehead like bread dough.
Brethren and sisters of the fold, understand here and now, today, this moment, from this time forward (if, unfortunately, you haven't figured it out already)--THERE IS NOT NOR HAS THERE EVER BEEN A PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR SPIRITUAL CONDITION CALLED SGA (OR SSA FOR THAT MATTER)! NEVER, NADA, NO WAY.
The term is an obscene euphemism used by certain institutions and individuals to ensure that homosexuals stay squarely in their place--out of sight and out of mind. It is demeaning and misleading. It perpetuates the myth that homosexuality is a deviant condition on the same level as child molestation and pornography addiction. It is intended to make us feel worthless and unworthy, and by the comments of many, it does a pretty good job of doing just that.
The fact is that I'm not suffering from anything--especially from some salacious, smutty condition whose name is so despicable it cannot be said in good company. As a GAY man who recently came out to the world, I HAVE NEVER BEEN PHYSICALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY, OR SPIRITUALLY HEALTHIER. I am a happy man who has finally found peace.
How many of you "SGA sufferers" can make the same claim?
As I have blogged before, words mean things. If I am going to have a place in the world at large, I must be allowed to say what I am so that others may know who I am. So long as the word “gay” or "homosexual" remains the ultimate obscenity and we are forced to use bemeaning euphemisms in their place, ignorance about gay people will continue to proliferate and hate will inevitably abound.
I just have one more thing to say before I crawl back into my "nice" little hole. In my view, members of the Family should be the last to perpetuate by use, this despicable profanity of affliction and victimhood which in good company, like the "n" word, should never be uttered.
Okay,(deep breath), I'm nice again.