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08/06/2007

Pulling ideas out of your butt -- is that also an 'orientation,' TVC?

by Jeremy Hooper

Continuing on their never-ending quest to make it sound like certain behaviors that are actually classified as "paraphilias" are instead classified as "sexual orientations," the folks at the Traditional Values Coalition today say this in regards to some pro-gay legislation that's currently making its way through Congress:

Congress is considering passage of three bills that create the prospect of legal protection for 30 different sexual orientations. These include such behaviors as Coprophilia - sexual arousal associated with feces; Exhibitionism - the act of exposing one’s genitals to an unwilling observer to obtain sexual gratification; Incest or Pedophilia, sexual attraction to children; Frotteurism - approaching an unknown woman from the rear and pressing or rubbing the penis against her buttocks and many more bizarre sexual orientations.

Bizarre "sexual orientations" indeed. But what's even more bizarre is why TVC insists on bringing these sexual behaviors up for public consumption, considering they are apropos of nothing. There is absolutely no real debate among credible scientists about whether or not a dude rubbing his junk against a woman's crack is an actual sexual orientation. If such were an orientation, then "heterosexual" would not be a suitable enough label for 3/4 of the nation's club-going, dance floor-grinding straight folks! And if exhibitionism were an orientation, then reality TV show contestants and Mardis Gras revelers would be coming out of the closet in droves!

What's weird about TVC's attempts to muddy these waters is that such would seem to only highlight the difference between true orientations (homosexuality, heterosexuality, bisexuality) and behaviors that might exist within the confines of any of these orientations. We'd like to think that anyone can see the difference between a person's obsession with feces and their actual innate sense of desire that's geared to one or both genders. But then again, we'd also like to think that people only read the Traditional Values Coalition's skreeds in order to have their "funny bone-tickling" orientation satisfied, so what do we know about the public perception's of flawed, demonizing rhetoric?

Visit/Inform Your Representative/Senators During August Recess! [TVC]

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Your thoughts

I agree. You can not link these behaviors to a person's sexual orientation. Some of these behaviors have bigger issues than which gender you prefer

Posted by: Jay Denton | Aug 8, 2007 9:29:22 PM

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