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    Posted April 4, 2013 by
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    As an African-American, I hate the fact that commentators like Piers Morgan and others, equate homosexual rights with African-Americans rights for freedom and equality. They are comparing apples to oranges to put it lightly. When over 300 million of my ancestors lie at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and were treated as sub human for over 200 years. At one time homosexuality was listed as a mental illness in the DSM manual for diseases and illnesses. Being black or any other color means that you are a different race. It doesn’t mean that you have a different sexual preference. Michael Regan the son of the late President Reagan is absolutely right. Where will the classification of marriage ends if we allow gay marriages to be constitutional. Bestiality might be a person’s choice of a suitable partner and if they can show the court that their animal is a loving, breathing caring entity, then this type of marriage should be allowed. Interracial marriages cannot be compared to homosexual marriages. I cannot say that my fellow gay and lesbian humans are any less human than I am. But I can say that, there preference for the same sex goes against nature and even against God if you are a believer.
    Researchers found that disabling the fucose mutarotase (FucM) gene in laboratory mice – which influences the levels of estrogen to which the brain is exposed – caused the female mice to behave as if they were male as they grew up. "The mutant female mouse underwent a slightly altered developmental programme in the brain to resemble the male brain in terms of sexual preference" said Professor Chankyu Park of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea, who led the research. His most recent findings have been published in the BMC Genetics journal on July 7, 2010. Another study found that by manipulating a gene in fruit flies (Drosophila), homosexual behavior appeared to have been induced. However, in addition to homosexual behavior, several abnormal behaviors were also exhibited apparently due to this mutation. Maybe Michael Reagan is on to something.
    Comparing the African-American struggle from slavery to equal rights is not going to get many of my African-American friends vote for equal rights and gay marriage. THERE IS NO COMPARISON, EVER..>STOP IT…PIERS ….In the end, I like to think of homosexuality is GOD’s will. After reading The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins, maybe this is nature’s way of making sure homosexuals don’t reproduce and maybe we should encourage these relationships. Hmmmm. Just a thought.
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