My Official Stance on Homosexuality in Black People: following the logic that seems to have no crowd
Homosapiens/people are the only species that can intervene in nature to make a birth defect occur more frequently. There are interventions that might involve intentional altering of the biological environment–such as estrogen-containing plastics in the water supply. There are also social policies that can increase the natural occurrence of homosexuality. I am going to discuss the social policies because those are the things that are most debated on this topic amongst black people and are most accessible to counter-racist efforts.
I do believe that homosexuality is innate in the overwhelming number of people who practice it. To me, it is logical to assume that instinctual behavior—especially that leading to reproduction—is exceedingly difficult to alter. I am differentiating homosexuality from gender-atypical behavior (interests and demeanor) though the latter is present in most homosexuals. So, the clear agenda to effeminize black men and to masculinize black women which encourages atypical gender behavior in black people is not what I am addressing here. I am here referring to policies that will lead to an increase in the rate of homosexuality that can likely be diagnosed in early childhood because it is innate in the child.
Being tolerant of and kind to people with birth defects is important for a society so as to not step onto that slippery slope of savage totalitarianism. Without such tolerance, some group of people will be set up to decide whether various types of people should be exterminated including those deemed too short, who stutter, who have asthma, who are dyslexic, or who are simply “too” old.
It seems to me that all birth defects have a natural limit because of the decreased likelihood of people with them being selected for sexual reproduction due to the disabling effect(s) of each defect . The defect of homosexuality formerly had such a limit.
That limit is now greatly expanding because of the increase of homosexuals finding alternative ways to produce children with their genes. And, this acceptance increases with each erasure of a social stigma associated with homosexuality—the ultimate of which is the acceptance of same gender marriages.
For all of these reasons, I support policies that prohibit legal discrimination against homosexuals that deny them the means to sustain their lives and some sense of happiness. As applies to black people, I see no reason to exclude them from discourse on the effort to replace white supremacy with a system of justice as long as such discourse does not include advocating acceptance of their disability as normal or advocating policies that promote such acceptance. Of course, I adamantly oppose verbal and physical battery of homosexuals. But, I also adamantly oppose policies that tend to remove the stigma of the condition. All disabilities have a stigma as a self-correcting mechanism in nature. Policies that remove this mechanism include the projection of homosexuality as normal in mass media and school curricula and, obviously, the legalization of same-gender marriage.
I am sorry that anyone has a birth defect. No one has more empathy for this sad reality than me. I’m all for science that can decrease birth defects of all manner. But, we cannot ignore that these defects exist.
We should not ignore the people that have them nor blame them for their own disabilities by saying they “choose” them.
Yet, black people, least of all, can afford to pretend that defects are really just uneventful “differences” because, if we do, we as a collective will become more disabled.