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12/04/2008

Questions are scary

by Jeremy Hooper

"The Heterosexual Questionnaire" was created by Dr. Martin Rochlin back in the '70s as a way of engaging folks in conversation about LGBT issues. Its 200812041620questions all turn the tables on the sorts of queries that are usually posed to gay folks, asking heterosexuals to consider if maybe, just maybe, their own sexuality was, among other things, a curable choice. The hope is that these provocative questions will spark a rational discussion about gay folks and their role in society, and many institutions have employed the questionnaire as a valid learning tool.

Well, leave it to the reliably rabid WorldNetDaily to turn one specific usage of the questionnaire into an example of "the radical gay agenda™." Today the uber-conservative outlet is running a top of the site, "exclusive" story about a Wisconsin mom, Marilyn Hanson, who's simply fuming because her high school-aged son was encouraged to think about this issue:

The mother, Marilyn Hanson, reviewed the questionnaire and thought it completely inappropriate for any class, but especially for a required English class, where, Hanson told WND, "They should be taught to read and write and prepare for college."
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Hanson told WND, "I think they're trying to shove [homosexuality] down our throats."

Teacher forces teens to question being 'straight' [WND]

You know, because it's totally fine for the anti-gay side to tell kids to question homosexuality (which really means to reject it). But when gays question if their lives and loves are purposeful? OUTRAGE!!!!!!!!!! PROTEST!!!!!! ENCOURAGE A HEAD-ROLLING!

This, like so many points in the anti-gay's orbit, raises the question: What are the so afraid of?! Why don't they trust that their side's answers to the questions will hold up to scrutiny? We have nothing but faith in our pro-acceptance answers -- Why are those in the "pro-family" community so frequently threatened by inquisitive minds?

You surely know the answers to those questions. We just want to know when the side of peaceful logic will stop having to even justify their benign embrace of everyone's human dignity!

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